Eden Hazard returned to the Blues team but only started on the bench alongside new signers Davide Zappacosta and Danny Drinkwater.
Chelsea enjoyed most of the possession in the early stages with Cesc Fabregas leading in the midfield. However, chances were hard to find. After a quiet episode in half, Leciester almost failed after 39 minutes when Riyad Mahrez played Islam Slimani, which was refused by a fine economy of Thibaut Courtois. However, Chelsea took the lead one minute later when Alvaro Morata took off from his marker and headed for Cesar Azpilicueta’s head. The Blues did not have to wait too long in the second half to double their lead while N’Golo Kante received time and space, and he pulled home a small effort of 25 yards in the 50th minute .
Leicester received a penalty in the 60th minute when Jamie Vardy was shot by Thibaut Courtois. The English striker intensified and converted the place, 1-2. Antonio Conte opted for a change after 73 minutes as Zappacosta replaced Victor Moses to make his Chelsea debut. Zappacosta almost scored his debut with a goal in the 80th minute, the bass strike of the Italian sailed a few centimeters from the vertical. Chelsea looked for more goals in the closing stages and also introduced Eden Hazard, but 2-1 was how the score remained.