Chelsea 2-0 Leicester Highlights
Diego Costa was again on target for his new club as Chelsea eventually overcame a Championship winners Leicester to maintain their 100% start to the Premier League.
The first half belonged to stubborn Leicester, who caused the Chelsea defence some anxious moments.
Blues’ Thibaut Courtois saved from David Nugent when he was clear on goal.
But Chelsea attacked with more purpose after the break, with Costa scoring from close range and Eden Hazard drilling low beyond Kasper Schmeichel.
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Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Saturday, 23 August, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Chelsea have won the last six meetings, scoring 20 goals. Most recently, they beat Leicester 5-2 in an FA Cup quarter-final at Stamford Bridge in March 2012.
Leicester have only won four of their previous 45 league visits to Stamford Bridge. Three of those victories came in the 1960s, while the other was a 2-0 Premier League win in September 2000 when Muzzy Izzet and Stan Collymore scored.
Saturday’s fixture comes 11 years to the day since the most recent Premier League meeting between the sides, on 23 August 2003 – Chelsea won 2-1 in their first home league match of the Roman Abramovich era.
Chelsea went successive home games without a win at the end of last season. Sunderland ended Jose Mourinho’s unbeaten record at Stamford Bridge in his 78th home league game in charge, and Norwich then held the Blues to a goalless draw. The only time Chelsea have failed to win three consecutive league home matches under Mourinho was in April and May 2007.
They have not lost one of their first two league fixtures of the season since 2006.
Cesc Fabregas returned to the Premier League with two assists in his first match, against Burnley.
According to Opta, he has registered 50 assists in his last 104 Premier League appearances.
Diego Costa scored 17 minutes into his debut in that match. It took Chelsea’s strikers until New Year’s Day to score a league goal away from home last season.
The Foxes had the best away record in the Championship last season, winning 14 of their 23 fixtures and accruing 47 points.
Their most recent away defeat in the league came last December at Brighton.
Leicester’s last Premier League away win was in March 2004 against Birmingham City.
Jamie Vardy scored five goals in his last seven away league matches in 2013-14.