Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Winners and losers of Chelsea 0-0 Leicester

Winners and losers of Chelsea 0-0 Leicester

However, the best Chelsea could manage were harmless long-range strikes from N'Golo Kante and Marcos Alonso as Leicester held firm to leave Conte grumbling his way down the tunnel at full-time. If Conte is unable to motivate his players then we have very little chance of progressing in the competition.

Asked about Mourinho's "contempt" comments following Saturday's goalless draw with Leicester, Conte said: "I think that I said (I'd) stop the story".

While Hazard wasn't having the best game of his career, fans were well aware of the fact that he remains the main source of creativity for Chelsea.

Cahill was left out of the squad during the Blues tame 0-0 draw against London rivals Arsenal in the first leg of the Carabao Cup at Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have now drawn their last three games 0-0, and Conte needs to find a solution for his misfiring team.

Huddersfield 1-4 West Ham United Manuel Lanzini fired a second-half double as West Ham won 4-1 at Huddersfield for their biggest win of the season.

When looking to the bench, Conte did not have the players required to change the game despite Willian and Pedro coming on as Morata once again struggled and Cahill's injury took up one of their options.

In the 15th minute, Wilfred Ndidi was unlucky to see his header saved by Thibaut Courtois following a pin-point cross from Riyad Mahrez. This, however, was one of his good games.

Possibly an audition for a move away, Mahrez was a constant thorn in Chelsea's left-hand side.

April 2017: As Chelsea closed in on the title, Conte offered Mourinho, who spent over £150 million (S$272.3 million) on new signings, a reminder: "This season it's very important to understand that it's not always who spends more money who wins". The defender could not continue, and Conte sent on Christensen in his place.

Chelsea supporters would be hoping that their leader returns back before the crucial Champions League round of 16 fixture against FC Barcelona.

They were soon given a major boost for the final 20 minutes as Leicester were reduced to 10-men, as the impressive Chilwell was given his marching orders for two yellow cards in the space of five minutes, his second for a late challenge on Victor Moses.

Jan 6: Mourinho acknowledged he made mistakes but declared that he would never be banned for matchfixing.

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