Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers reveals why his team lost to Chelsea

Leicester head coach Brendan Rodgers looked like a broken man after Chelsea thrashed his team at King Power Stadium by 3-0.

The Blues shot to the lead through Antonio Rudiger’s header, and Foxes old boy N’Golo Kante doubled the visitors lead with a sumptuous solo goal.

Christian Pulisic sealed Chelsea’s victory with assist from Hakim Ziyech in the second half when Leicester were trying to come into the game.

Rodgers highlighted where his side went wrong and that he is determined to solve the Foxes’ issues ahead of their upcoming fixtures.

Brendan Rodgers told BT after the match: “We obviously conceded a disappointing goal from a corner so that gives them confidence and you can see why they are the European champions, they are a top team in every aspect of the game that you would want.

“We lacked that little belief at the beginning of the game and of course then you go 2-0 down so we had to resurrect that at half-time.

“In fairness to the players, their attitude, their spirit, everything was much better in the second half.

“Confidence has not been where it’s been in the last couple of years but that’s my job.

“But there’s no doubt that we need to defend better and attack better as a team and that responsibility is down to me to find a solution to it.”

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Tuchel confirms Lukaku, Kovacic will miss Leicester clash, reveals Chelsea plan for sensational loanee Conor Gallagher

Thomas Tuchel has confirmed Romelu Lukaku WILL not be featuring for Chelsea at Leicester on Saturday, and are sweating on his fitness for the games against Juventus and Manchester United.

Lukaku has been missing for a month because of an ankle injury, suffered during the club’s 4-0 Champions League win over Malmo on October 20. He is set to return to team training this weekend. Mateo Kovacic, meanwhile, is not close to returning.

In better news, Chelsea have Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount all available, as they look to stay top of the Premier League.

“He’s pushing hard,” Tuchel said of Lukaku when asked about the upcoming games against Juve and United. “It’s pure speculation and it will not help.

“All I can say is, at the moment, we try hard. There are a lot of ifs and I don’t want to put pressure on him. He’s putting pressure on himself.

“We will take things serious as always, have talks with doctors, physios, and the player.”

Asked about Conor Gallagher, the Chelsea youngster who is on loan at Crystal Palace and flying, Tuchel said: “It’s too early to talk about, and way too early in public before we talk with Conor himself with what he wants and his goals.

“This will happen in the summer. He saw this possibility for him and we had these talks before. I’m not surprised the national coach loves him because I loved him from day one.

“There cannot be a coach who does not love guys like this. He’s all the time ready to give his everything, and he wants to improve. As a team-mate I would have loved to play with him because he’s a helper.”