Chelsea moved to within touching distance of their fourth Premier League title on Wednesday night by coming from behind to beat Leicester City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium.
Marc Albrighton notched his first Leicester goal to fire the Foxes into a deserved lead in first-half stoppage time, but strikes from Didier Drogba, John Terry and Ramires saw Jose Mourinho’s men storm back to claim three points after the interval.
The result ends Leicester’s four-game winning streak and leaves Chelsea needing just one more victory to secure their position as champions.
Leicester started the game on the front foot and, despite losing Andy King and Robert Huth to injuries in the opening 25 minutes, they deservedly broke the deadlock on the stroke of half time. Jamie Vardy’s low cross found Albrighton, who coolly slotted home, after Cesar Azpilicueta had slipped on the rain-soaked surface.
With Mourinho’s presumably critical words ringing in their ears, Chelsea started the second period much better. Their improvement saw them draw level on 48 minutes when Branislav Ivanovic pulled back to Drogba, who scored his eighth goal of the season.
Chelsea the took control of the game and completed the turnaround when captain Terry displayed excellent attacking instincts to poke home at the far post.
Brazil international Ramires then notched the goal of the night, slamming home from long range, with Cesc Fabregas racking up his 16th Premier League assist of the season.
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