Date: 13th January 2018 at 7:45pm
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Following today’s clash between Chelsea and Leicester City, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Chelsea hosted Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday January 13, with both sides playing out a scoreless draw.

The visitors dominated large parts of possession on the day and having created the better chances across the 90 minutes they will feel unlucky not to have come away with three points. However they were reduced to ten men when Ben Chilwell picked up a second yellow card in the 68th minute.

Leicester remain in eighth place in the Premier League table and Chelsea now sit level on points with second placed Manchester United.

Teams:

Chelsea:

Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill (Christensen 33), Rudiger, Moses, Fabregas (Willian 58), Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso, E Hazard (Pedro 58), Morata.

Substitutes:

Caballero, Zappacosta, Batshuayi, David Luiz.

Leicester:

Schmeichel, Amartey, Dragovic, Maguire, Chilwell, Mahrez, Ndidi, James (Iborra 90), Albrighton, Okazaki (Fuchs 73), Vardy (Gray 82).

Substitutes:

Iheanacho, Hamer, Slimani, Benalouane.

Speaking to the BBC’s cameras a short time after match day referee Mike Jones blew the final whistle, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte explained.

‘I think we played with a lot of top players against Arsenal, and then again today against a very good team. I think a lot of our players were tired. In the first half Leicester ran more than us, they played better than us. But we knew we were playing against a good opponent, maybe the worst opponent we could have played in this moment. We suffered a lot in the first half.’

Leicester City manager Claude Puel in his comparative interview said of the red card.

‘I think it’s harsh, it’s harsh. The two yellow cards – it is not balanced. It’s difficult to accept, but the point makes it a little bit OK.’

Riyad Mahrez’s future also figured.

‘We can see from today he is enjoying his football, he is happy in playing, in training, he is happy with us and his team-mates. There is a lot of speculation about the players, but of course we are happy with him, and we want to keep our best player.’

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