Leicester City continued their sensational season with a stunning 2-1 win over Chelsea on Monday…and Twitter loved it.
Prior to the game, fans were impressed by Frank Lampard’s contribution to Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football:
Lampard is very good at this analysis and punditry lark.
French looks surprisingly easy sometimes. https://t.co/pZSxsc2AgJ
While the lineups promised a tasty battle between two troublesome forwards:
If Costa chats sh*t tonight… pic.twitter.com/SJr7HHwVGe
The teams started the day in surprising positions:
Playing to regain first in the #PremierLeague @LCFC, about to face relegation-threatened @ChelseaFC pic.twitter.com/c4kHux41Xo
#lcfc fans “You’re going down with the Villa.” #cfc: “Aston Villa – they’ve won more than you” lcfc “Jamie Vardy – he’s scored more than you
Into the action and Jamie Vardy’s first contribution was to remove Eden Hazard from play:
Vardy just given Hazard a good old fashioned dead leg by the looks of things
Jose may have just found a new excuse. Vardy.
Chelsea could do with having a proper doctor look at Hazard’s injury. Any come to mind?
Jamie Vardy – you’re on the list
But his second gave Leicester the lead:
GOAL! Leicester City 1-0 Chelsea Jamie Vardy, of course… #VardyParty https://t.co/VHOE5rLMRT
Vardy! All he needs is one chance. Zouma’s lazy defending though – let’s him get the run on him. 1-0 Leicester lead. #CFC
How long is this @vardy7 party going to last? #JamieVardyIsHavingAParty #LCFCvCFC 1-0
Barely into the second half and it was time for the Foxes’ other leading man to make his mark:
Just stop it, Leicester City! Riyad Mahrez, what a finish ? #LCFC 2-0 #CFC pic.twitter.com/oAEGKkeiyp
That is absolutely sensational by Mahrez.
STUNNING. Riyallygood Mahrez.
Things were almost unspeakably bad for Chelsea:
Out-fought, out-thought, out-passed, out-classed. Chelsea absolutely miles behind Leicester in that first half…
I reckon the Ibis in Rotherham will be delighted to Welcome Chelsea ..
This Chelsea season has lacked an outfield player having to go in goal. It really needs an outfield player having to go in goal.
Dear Santa, I won’t be requiring any gifts this year, thank you. I already have Chelsea. #LEICHE
Reality is Mourinho knows games like these won’t decide his season. Two big six-pointers against Sunderland and Watford coming up
The home fans weren’t showing any sympathy:
News of a 10-mile tailback southbound on the A1 greeted with roar like a goal by Leicester fans. “2-0 & you’re walking home.” Poor Chelsea.
2-0 and you’re walking home sing the Leicester fans as pa announcer says there is a 10 mile tailback on the M1
Before Chelsea pulled one back via Loic Remy:
#LCFC 2-1 #CFC Loic Remy gives Chelsea hope, scoring their first Premier League goal in 283 minutes [via @Squawka] pic.twitter.com/4KVoCgL1qe
Get at this Leicester defence and there are goals to be had. Were too concerned with Vardy and Mahrez when it was goalless.
Mourinho’s side piled on the pressure, but Leicester held on to claim another sensational victory:
Thought we might get a shock tonight. So much for the ‘anyone can beat anyone’ narrative of the Premier League. #LeiChe
Mad when it’s finally Arsenal’s season but Leicester win the league.
While the latest defeat left Chelsea 16th, just one point above the relegation zone:
Chelsea trying to salvage their season… pic.twitter.com/oz46QWoBMW
“Relegation six-pointer at The Bridge this weekend.” Words I’ve never heard of before.
A Sunderland win at the Bridge this weekend & Chelsea could be in the bottom 3 at Christmas.
What happens if Chelsea go down but win the Champions League? I like that this is even a possibility.
What next from this totally unfathomable Premier League season?