Leicester City would be proud of their performance at Stamford Bridge today as they held Chelsea to a goalless draw at the Bridge.
The Foxes were the better side for much of the game, and their manager Claude Puel was thrilled with the creativity of his side and felt they should have been ahead by the time they went down to 10 men with just over 20 minutes left on the clock.
“I am happy with our game,” said Puel. “It was a good game. At the end though, the feeling is mixed. It was a good point with 10 against 11 at the end after the sending off.
“I think we needed a good clinical edge to finish [the chances] but at times we were unlucky. I think we deserved to lead the game.
“Perhaps we deserved a different result at the end and maybe we lost two points, but of course it’s a little disappointment at the end. They are the champions and they play with good quality at home so it’s a good feeling to see my players with this quality on the pitch and all the chances we created this afternoon.
“It was important for us to keep the point at the end. It was the minimum.”
Despite the frustrations that the Foxes weren’t able to turn their chances into goals on, Puel saw plenty of positives to take forward into the next round of fixtures.
He said: “It was a little frustrating but it’s important to continue this hard work on the pitch. Second half we weren’t as fresh perhaps, but we kept our structure on the game with the same quality. After the sending off it was important that we kept together to keep the point.
“We need to keep this same quality and same attitude in the next games and training sessions. To play against the Champions like we did this afternoon gives us a good feeling.”