EPL: Rudiger rescues double tie for Chelsea in Leicester
LEICESTER: A rare double of defender Antonio Rudiger obtained Chelsea one point in an entertaining 2-2 draw with third place Leicester City in the King Power Stadium in the Premier league on Saturday.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard It caused a big surprise before the start by leaving out first-choice goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after some recent bad exhibits, starting at 38 years old. Willy Knight .
The veteran was called into action to make smart savings to deny Jamie Vardy in a first half otherwise largely dominated by Chelsea, who again struggled to make their chances count in front of goal.
However, the visitors did not take long after the break to take the lead, as Rudiger headed home his first league goal since October 2018, just over a minute in the second half.
However, the advantage did not last long, since Harvey barnes found the net eight minutes later via a huge deflection, before the turnaround was complete in the 64th minute as Ben Chilwell slotted home to give Leicester the lead.
However, Rudiger had the last word, turning a header on Leicester's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel in the 71st minute to snatch a draw that means Leicester remain eight points clear of Lampard's side in fourth, who have won just four of their last 13 league games.