Marcos Alonso scored in both halves for Chelsea with Pedro scoring Chelsea’s third as Chelsea returned to winning ways after the loss to Tottenham.
Here are five things we learned
1. CHELSEA CAN COPE WITHOUT DIEGO COSTA
Time and time again this season, pundits have insisted Chelsea would struggle to win the league without Diego Costa. Even though Costa is an important player in Chelsea’s squad, Chelsea showed against Leicester City that we can cope with or without Costa.
2. ANTONIO CONTE MANAGED THE COSTA ISSUE VERY WELL
The media was eager to hear from Antonio Conte after his reported fall-out with Diego Costa but Conte didn’t give the media the kind of news they were hoping for as he insisted Costa’s absence was due to a back pain. Conte handled the Costa issue properly.
3. MARCOS ALONSO SHOWED HE CAN BE A THREAT OFFENSIVELY
Marcos Alonso has been criticised for his lack of effort offensively for Chelsea with ex-Chelsea boss Ray Wilkins insisting Alonso isn’t good enough for Chelsea. Alonso bombed forward regularly against Leicester City and he became the third Chelsea defender in the Premier League to score a brace.
4. PEDRO’S GOAL IS CONTENDER FOR GOAL OF THE MONTH
Pedro’s no-look backheel pass in the buildup to his goal against Leicester City was a delight to watch and the goal is definitely a contender for goal of the month.
— PL Goals (@PLGoals17) January 14, 2017
5. LEICESTER CITY AND CHELSEA FANS UNITE FOR ALAN BIRCHENALL
It’s not every time you get to see supporters of two clubs unite and it was nice to see fans of Leicester City and Chelsea unite for Alan Birchenail, who played for Leicester City and also Chelsea. Birchenail died this week after suffering a heart attack.