James Maddison says Leicester purposely targeted one Chelsea weakness

Leicester City star James Maddison has revealed that his team purposely targeted Chelsea’s weakness at set-pieces last night.

Chelsea were soundly beaten 2-0 at the King Power Stadium by Leicester, who are the current leaders at the top of the Premier League table. 

Wilfred Ndidi scored an early opening goal for the hosts, but it came as a result of the Blues acting too slowly at a corner-kick and allowing the opposition to play it short.

Maddison, 24, added a second for Leicester and post-match mentioned the plan they had devised before the game to exploit Chelsea.

“We looked at Chelsea… they switch off sometimes from set pieces,” he said, as quoted by Sky Sports’ Premier League Twitter account. 

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The Chronicle View

Chelsea should feel bitterly disappointed about another poor result, especially as opponents Leicester highlighted a weakness pre-match and made the most of it.

Blues manager Frank Lampard has a big job on his hands to get his team winning agin.

This weekend’s FA Cup tie against Championship opposition Luton Town may be an opportunity to stretch the cup run, but the league is a real concern right now.

They scraped a 1-0 win over 10-man Fulham on the weekend, but are sat eighth in the table.

It’s likely that the five-point deficit to the top four is going to be stretched by the next time Chelsea player. The club has to finish in the Champions League positions at a minimum, something that looks a big task already.

A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.