Hopes were high among the travelling Blues fans before this game. An away win in the FA Cup and the form of new boy Jesper Grønjkær had the supporters believing that this fixture could produce Chelsea’s first away win in the league since last April.
The team started confidently as well. However, after a bright start by Chelsea it was Leicester who took the lead when a deflected cross was met by a poorly-marked Chelsea reject.
Prior to the goal the Leicester fans sank to new depths of depravity. Singing disrespectful songs about the death of Matthew Harding while safely behind a police cordon was an act of unmitigated cowardice. Chelsea fans responded with the less insulting chant of: “There’s only one Erland Johnsen”.
The Blues responded to this and took the game to Leicester. Hasselbaink came close and Chelsea had a succession of corners but an equaliser eluded them.
A lack of creativity looked like being Chelsea’s undoing but late in the second half a Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink header levelled the scores. But life has been cruel to travelling Blues fans this season – within a minute the Foxes had retaken the lead.
Too many heads went down after that and certain players didn’t seem interested. Chelsea supporters deserve better.