Rodgers explains why Leicester should have beaten Chelsea

Date published: Sunday 18th August 2019 7:34

Brendan Rodgers says Leicester¬†were “outstanding in the second half” as the Foxes came from behind to draw 1-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Wilfred Ndidi’s powerful header midway through the second half cancelled out Mason Mount’s early strike for Chelsea.

The home side had the better of the first period, with N’Golo Kante and Mount missing good opportunities to double Chelsea’s lead.

Leicester were a different team after the break as James Maddison started to pull the strings in a dominant second half display.

Maddison and Jamie Vardy missed good chances to take all three points but Chelsea held on for a draw.

“I was very pleased with how we played, to come here against a top-class team and the way we played was very good.” Rodgers told Sky Sports.

“I’m disappointed with the [Chelsea] goal but I assume responsibility with that as I ask the players to build the game. When they make mistakes it is my fault. But I’m happy with the level of our football, the speed of our game and the only disappointment was we should’ve won the match.

“It is a point but we move on next week and hope for three. At half-time I said I felt we were well in the game. Defensively our organisation was good and we created enough chances to win the game. It is never easy to come to play to places like here. We played like a big team.

“It is my fault, the mistake [that led to Chelsea’s goal], because I ask my players to build in the game. But it was a brilliant response.

“We were outstanding in the second half but didn’t win the game. We came out with a positive mindset and had chances to put it to bed.

“The most important thing is getting the players into those positions. It’s still very early in the season. In the second half, I thought we were very good. We will look for three points next week.

“Frank [Lampard] will do great here. It’s just time, stability and constant work.”

Leicester are now twelfth in the Premier League after two draws in their opening two games.

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