Wilfred Ndidi opened his scoring account this year in Leicester City’s 2-0 comfortable win against Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.
Also in action was Kelechi Iheanacho who replaced Jamie Vardy, two minutes to the end of the game.
Ndidi scored as early as the 6th minute when he drilled the ball in off the post from the edge of the area after Harvey Barnes had miscued Marc Albrighton’s cut back following a short corner which caught Chelsea cold.
The Foxes thought they had extended the lead but James Maddison’s powerful effort from 20 yards clipped the top of the crossbar.
Chelsea eventually woke from their slumber and substitute Timo Werner converted Hakim Ziyech’s free-kick, but the German strayed into an offside position as Leicester kept their clean sheet intact.
The Blues also thought they had a lifeline six minutes before the break when Pawson pointed to the spot after Evans tripped Pulisic. However, a VAR review rightly judged the foul was just outside the area and Mason Mount blazed the resultant free-kick over the crossbar.
Then Maddison steered Marc Albrighton’s long ball past Edouard Mendy in the 41st minute, sealing all three points for Brendan Rodgers side to move top above Manchester United in the league.
Meanwhile, Chelsea remain 8th, with more pressure piled on Frank Lampard whose job as manager is reportedly at stake.