Raheem Sterling’s brace added to Leicester City’s woes as Chelsea beat the Foxes 2-1. This is the English professional’s first goal for the Stamford Bridge side since he moved from Manchester City in a deal worth £47.5 million. 

The 27-year-old scored in the second half, opening his books at the new club. It was a beautiful loop over Danny Ward coming from outside the box. 

Sterling’s second goal came only thirteen minutes after his first when a cross from Reece James gave the forward an opportunity to net another. 

Chelsea dominated the game for the most part until Conor Gallagher was sent off. This gave Leicester a fighting chance and Daniel Amartey found the back of the net, but the effort was ruled out because the referee judged Harvey Barnes to have fouled the Blues’ goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. 

In the second half, Barnes got his goal, following a neat linkup with Jamie Vardy, but Leicester were already two goals down by then. 

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With this victory, Chelsea are now in the sixth spot of the Premier League table while Leicester are in the 19th spot. Thomas Tuchel, the Chelsea coach, watched the game from the stands – paying the consequences of his tussle with Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte. However, ahead of the game, the German noted that he’s enjoying the challenge of building a new side, amid news that the Blues are poised to get Leicester’s defender Wesley Fofana. 

The Foxes’ manager Brendan Rodgers has maintained that he isn’t feeling the pressure, despite Leicester’s dismal start this season. Rodgers lost three successive games for the first time in three years, while this is Leicester’s first time without a top-flight win in their opening four matches for the first time since 2003. 

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They are in seeming need of reinforcements, and the Fofana deal could give a boost to the club’s finances to make a last-minute transfer before the window closes.