Leicester City vs Chelsea: Rudiger, Barnes score as Blues play 2-2

Leicester City vs Chelsea: Rudiger, Barnes score as Blues play 2-2

- Leicester City and Chelsea shared the points in an exciting Premier League match played at the King Power Stadium

- The Blues scored through Rudiger before Barnes netted the equalizer in the opening ten minutes of the second half

- Chilwell then put the Foxes ahead but was later cancelled out by Rudiger with another towering header to make it 2-2

Leicester City vs Chelsea ended in 2-2 draw as both sides repeated the result of the last fixture at Stamford Bridge during the first half of the season.

All four goals were scored in the second half with Antonio Rudiger getting a brace for the Blues while Harvey Barnes and Ben Chilwell also got on the score sheet.

Both sides were even in the opening exchanges of the match but the first real save was produced by Willy Caballero who stopped Jamie Vardy's shot with his boots.

Pedro Rodriguez at the other end had his chip tipped over by Kasper Schmeicel. There were calls for a penalty from Chelsea after Caglar Soyuncu's knee caught Tammy Abraham on the thigh but the referee says no.

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Just before the half time whistle, Leicester were unlucky as Hamza Choudry's header went agonizingly wide.

A minute after the restart, Chelsea got their noses in front as Rudiger headed home a Mason Mount's corner kick to make it 1-0.

The Foxes responded seven minutes later through Barnes as the Englishman dazzled from the left and cut inside the 18-yard box before unleashing a right-foot shot that took a heavy deflection into the net. 1-1 it was after 53 minutes.

Leicester then went ahead in the 63rd minute as a low cross from Youri Tielemens was finished off by Ben Chilwell to make it 2-1.

Tielemens was given time and space to shot but Caballero did not well to make the save in the 69th minute.

Rudiger completed his brace from a another Mount's set-piece as the German defender leaped about everyone with a towering header to silence the crowd at the King Power to make it 2-2.

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Vardy set up a beautiful chance for Barnes as he was left one-on-one with Caballero but the England international could not convert.

And that was how it ended as both teams went home with the points without their position affect on the Premier League table.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has once again added another feather in his cap as he has been named the best player in Serie A for the month of January.

The Juventus striker has been in blistering form for the defending champions since the New Year scoring seven goals in the league.

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