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After Chelsea’s win against Watford, the Blues temporarily moved to third position pending Leicester City’s game against Crystal Palace on Sunday.
The Foxes continued their fine form by beating Palace 2-0 away from home at the Selhurst Park, and they returned back to third position as they have better goal difference than Chelsea.
While the Blues have +8 goal difference, Leicester City have a goal difference of 18, more than double of Chelsea as their goal difference skyrocketed after their 9-0 win over Southampton.
Brendan Rodgers expressed his pride after Leicester City beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in the Premier League following a goalless first-half as they returned to third position.
“I take real pride in watching the game today because this is a really difficult place to come,” Rodgers told LCFC TV. “Crystal Palace have showed in Roy’s time how well organised they are and what a threat they are in counter-attacks.
“Really, we didn’t have too many counter-attacks against us today and we defended really strongly with a good focus. We always looked creative going forward.
“There were times where we could have been better with the ball and a little bit faster at times, but I always felt that we could control the game.
“Coming to Crystal Palace, it’s always about staying strong defensively, controlling the counter-attack and then waiting for your opportunities and when they came, we took them.
“What you need in your team at tough places like here is spirit and we have that in bucket loads. The spirit here is very strong, the team has got good momentum and we want to keep that momentum going.
“You do that by fighting, by scrapping, and then earning the right to play, and we did that today.”