Chelsea Edge Norwich As West Brom Hold Leaders Leicester

Chelsea Edge Norwich As West Brom Hold Leaders Leicester

Chelsea maintained their unbeaten run in the Premier League under Guus Hiddink after they beat Norwich City 2-1 on Tuesday night.

In another match on the night, Leicester failed to consolidate their hold on top when West Brom held them to a 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium.

Brazilian youngster Kenedy and Diego Costa secured the win for the Blues.

Kenedy gave Chelsea the lead under one minute, striking a left-foot shot which flew past John Ruddy.

Cameron Jerome came close to making it 1-1 in the third minute but failed to connect with a cross.

In the fourth minute, Bertrand Traore failed to pounce on an Eden Hazard cut back.

Jerome had a chance in 17 minutes but his header drops onto the roof of the net.

In the 36th minute Cesc Fabregas header went off target.

Ruddy made a brilliant save in the 40th minute, parrying away a Fabregas free-kick.

Diego Costa doubled Chelsea lead in the first minute of added time, beating the offside trap before lifting the ball over Ruddy.

Jerome met a cross from the right only to see his left strike miss the target on 49th minute.

Jerome had a golden chance to halve the deficit on 52nd minute shot over the bar from six yard.

In the 58th minute, Chelsea made a double change, bringing in Mikel Obi and Willian for Oscar and Traore.

In the 68th minute Nathan Redmond made it 2-1 blasting the ball past Courtois off a fine through ball to him.

On 77 minutes, Gary O’neil’s long range strike took a slight deflection and went away for a corner.

Matic almost extend Chelsea lead in the 88 minute but poked his effort over the bar from a corner.

A minute later, Redmond saw his left-foot strike narrowly miss the target.

Costa almost grabbed his second goal in added time, connecting with a pass which went wide.

Chelsea are now eight in the league table on 39 points while Norwich are 18th.

Salomon Randon put West Brom ahead before Danny Drinkwater’s strike took a deflection off Jonas Olsson and into the net to make it 1-1.

Andy King put Leicester in front off a flick from Riyad Mahrez.

But Craig Gardner levelled for West Brom from a free-kick.

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