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Chelsea Hammer Leicester City 3-0 in Battle of Last Two Champions

AFP

Updated: October 15, 2016, 7:14 PM IST
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Chelsea Hammer Leicester City 3-0 in Battle of Last Two Champions
Diego Costa. (Getty Images)

Chelsea demolished the team that succeeded them as Premier League winners when champions Leicester City succumbed tamely 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Goals from the Premier League's leading marksman Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses ensured Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri's visit to his old club was a far cry from five months ago when the Foxes received a guard of honour for their title triumph.

The unmarked Costa's seventh-minute strike was his seventh goal of the season, before Chelsea's dominance was further rewarded, following more comedy defending, by Hazard's expertly-taken second.

Moses finished a brilliant one-two 10 minutes from time to leave Leicester as the first English top-flight champions since Blackburn Rovers 21 years ago to lose their opening four away games of the season.

First Published: October 15, 2016, 7:14 PM IST
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