Leicester failed to impress yet again this season as their trip to Stamford Bridge saw them once again drop points on the road.
A Stamford Bridge battle of the two most recent Premier League champions saw this year’s defending champions, Leicester, look much like the disaster that Chelsea were as champions last season.
The defense is all over the place, the midfield still has not recovered from the loss of N’Golo Kante, and neither Jamie Vardy nor Riyad Mahrez look like they deserved to have so much hype around potential moves this summer.
Chelsea got off to an early lead through Diego Costa breaking free of Wes Morgan and the Blues never looked back.
Ranieri’s side failed to handle the 3-4-3 formation of Antonio Conte and despite there being summer doubts that the former Juventus manager could use a three defender formation in England he certainly proved them wrong on Saturday.
Kasper Schmeichel – Solid performance on the night and was not at fault for any of the goals. He made several key saves that could have seen the match get even more out of hand. – 6.5
Luis Hernandez – Had multiple opportunities to take advantage of dangerous positions in attack but failed to make things happen. – 5.0
Wes Morgan – Lost Diego Costa and was at fault for the opening goal. He failed to live up to last season’s performances and continues to under-perform this season. – 5.0
Robert Huth – While he did not directly give up a goal like Morgan, Huth continues to also fail to live up to last season’s high levels and could be subject to being replaced in the very near future. – 6.0
Christian Fuchs – Despite his recent form, Fuchs seemed a step behind all day and failed to deal with the pace of Chelsea’s attack. – 5.5
Jeff Schlupp – Pace pace and more pace, but not much of anything else as he failed to make the right decision or make the right pass throughout the match. – 4.5
Daniel Amartey – While Amartey has been hailed as the replacement of N’Golo Kante, Chelsea’s new boy disproved that all game as the Foxes summer addition failed to break up anything that the Blues wanted to run through the middle. – 5.0
Danny Drinkwater – Another performance where he was the best on the pitch for Leicester, but Despite trying to be the creative force to unlock the Chelsea defense he did not have the attackers in front of him or around him that could help him get it done. – 6.5
Marc Albrighton – Looked like he could have created something but failed to be able to get the ball to his teammates and get things to materialize. – 5.5
Jamie Vardy – The English forward just looks lost this season as he has failed to have his touch all season thus far and looks no closer to finding it. – 5.0
Ahmed Musa – Continues to look like he has a long way to go in the English game as . – 4.5
Riyad Mahrez – The Algerian was a surprise none starter on the night, but his introduction in the second half showed why as he failed to offer anything going forward. – 4.0
Islam Slimani – Looked off the pace and not up to the challenge off the bench, failed to make an impact. – 4.5
Andy King – Ranieri’s latest substitution, had little effect on the match. – 5.0
Leicester travel to Denmark in mid-week to resume their Champions League campaign and their needs to be a massive improvement on today’s individual performances and team performance if they hope to take three points in Copenhagen.