By Gary Watton
January 13 2018
The outgoing champions of England have now contrived to draw no fewer than four matches in succession. In fact the current incompetents have set a new club record of three goalless draws in the space of seven days. Tis scarcely the kind of milestone that the team ought to be seeking. Regrettably not only have the goals dried up, but there appears to be a lack of inspiration, and consequently there is a dearth of chances created. It may be clutching at straws, but the Chelsea faithful will be hoping that the imminent first team introduction for the prodigal Ross Barkley just might inject some creativity into this clueless unit. Perhaps David Luiz needs to be upgraded to a starting place. Maybe the boss should finally play Batshuayi and Morata together up top. Or alternatively the club should seriously consider taking a punt on one of the following English strikers: Andy Carroll, Dean Sturridge, or Theo Walcott.
In reality the final result was actually harsh on the visitors. Leicester City pulverised Chelsea in the first half and should have been about two goals to the good. Instead they also failed to trouble the scorer, and their hopes of an away win were all but ended with the dismissal of Ben Chilwell. Even then, the home team couldn't muster sufficient effort to break the deadlock.
Next on the horizon is the FA Cup replay with Norwich City. If Conte reverts to fringe players, then a home triumph is far from a formality. Right now, the home fans would almost settle for a goal - if that is achievable.
CHELSEA 0 Leicester City 0; half time: 0-0
CHELSEA: Courtois; Azpilicueta; Cahill; Moses; Rudiger; Bakayoko; Kante; Morata; Fabregas; Alonso; Hazard. Used substitutes: Christensen; Pedro; Willian
CHELSEA leading scorers:
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