A superb strike from Ramires added gloss to the scoreline at the King Power Stadium as Chelsea came from behind to defeat Leicester 3-1.
The Brazilian midfielder had the ball pulled back to him on the edge of the area before unleashing a powerful rising drive with his weaker left foot.
The final goal of the game with just seven minutes remaining, and was an excellent example of the ruthlessness of this Chelsea side. At 2-1, the Foxes still stood a chance of claiming a share of the points, but from a throw-in deep in the Leicester half, Jose Mourinho’s men quickly found Cesc Fabregas on the right channel.
Leicester players desperately swarmed towards the ball to eliminate the immediate threat, but Fabregas is well known for his ability to spot and thread a pass, and pulled the ball back to Ramires on the edge of the area, whose strike was swift and true.
As Mourinho himself explained afterwards, Chelsea have increased their lead at the top of the Premier League in a difficult April period while their rivals have all dropped points.
“The April month, where everybody expected Chelsea to drop points playing difficult matches against teams fighting not to be relegated as well as Arsenal and Man United, was exactly the month where we destroy opponents,” the Blues boss boasted to the Daily Mail.
Goals like that from Ramires only illustrate Mourinho’s point – even when Chelsea weren’t playing well over the past two months, they’ve still managed to grind out the results.