Chelsea defeated Leicester City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, their third consecutive victory in all competitions. The Blues’ first away victory since a 2-0 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park in October of last year.
After latching onto a cross at the far post and volleying past goalkeeper Danny Ward, Ben Chilwell put the Blues ahead against his former club. Patson Daka then equalized for the hosts with a driven shot from the edge of the box.
Kai Havertz’s goal was arguably the best of the game, as he combined devastatingly with Enzo Fernandez to chip home a glorious strike to reclaim Chelsea’s lead. With ten minutes remaining, Mateo Kovacic sealed the three points with a brilliant, acrobatic effort.
Chelsea are currently 11 points adrift of the top four, and if they continue to win back-to-back games, their hopes of finishing in the top four may materialize.
With that said, let’s compare Chelsea’s upcoming games to those of Liverpool and Manchester United.
Chelsea’s next five games
- March 18: Everton (home)
- 1st April: Aston Villa (home)
- April 4: Liverpool (home)
- April 8: Wolves (Away)
- April 15: Brighton (Home)
- April 22: Man United (Away)
Liverpool’s next five games are as follows:
- Man City (A) – 1st April
- Chelsea (A) – 4th April
- Arsenal (H) – 9th April
- Leeds (A) – 17 April
- Nottingham Forest (H) – 22nd April
Manchester United’s next five fixtures:
- Southampton (H) – March 12
- Newcastle (A) – April 2,
- Brentford (H) – April 5
- Everton (H) – April 8
- Nottingham Forest (A)