Chelsea 5-2 for top four after draw with Leicester

Frank Lampard's winless start to life as Chelsea manager continued as his side were held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester at Stamford Bridge and they are now out to 5-2 for a top-four finish after just two games of the Premier League season.

Chelsea, beaten 4-0 by Manchester United last weekend before losing the Uefa Super Cup on penalties to Liverpool in midweek, went ahead through Mason Mount's seventh-minute effort and led at half-time.

But Leicester roared back after the break when Wilfred Ndidi headed home a James Maddison corner. The Foxes had opportunities to pull off the comeback as Maddison blazed over from close range and Jamie Vardy also had a chance to win it late in the contest.

That result leaves Chelsea 15th in the Premier League standings and heaps pressure on Lampard, who is 13-5 with Coral to not see out the season. The Blues are out to 90-1 to win the title while Leicester are into 4-1 to finish in the top six.

Earlier in the day, Sheffield United gained their first win since sealing promotion as they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Bramall Lane.

The Blades were favourites to be relegated at the start of the season but are out to 13-10 for the drop. Newcastle, who lost 3-1 against Norwich on Saturday, are now favourites to go down while Palace are into 11-4 after a winless start to the campaign.

Match in Focus

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Wolfsburg v Hoffenheim

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Wolfsburg have kept one clean sheet in their last eight home Bundesliga matches
Expert verdict
Hoffenheim have made a poor start to the Bundesliga season under new coach Alfred Schreuder and have failed to score in three of their opening four games but could still threaten on their trip to Wolfsburg, who have lost just one of their last 13 home matches but kept only one clean sheet in their last eight games on their own patch. Wolfsburg should justify favouritism as Wout Weghorst and Josip Brekalo have both hit the ground running but Hoffenheim scored in all 17 away games last term.

 

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