Courtois slams Chelsea fans after Leicester draw

Andy Carroll to Chelsea would be nothing short of ridiculous

The Blues played out a goalless stalemate with Leicester City on their return to Premier League action on Saturday and, despite the fact that they played the last 25 minutes against 10 men, Conte's side just couldn't break the deadlock.

The Italian has spent much of the season grumbling about the lack of signings made by the club's hierarchy since he led Chelsea to the title last season.

The Chelsea manager was heavily criticised by his own fans for substituting Eden Hazard for the tenth time this season and his gamble failed to pay off as replacements Willian and Pedro were unable to engineer a breakthrough.

Conte's side produced a limp display and could easily have lost to a Leicester team who missed a host of first-half chances. Several called for his sack, and others tried in vain to discern how the move was in any way a positive one with regard to the fixture. Leicester went down to 10 men when defender Ben Chilwell was booked twice in five minutes midway through the second half. But that was simply not to be.

Leaders Manchester City have a 15-point advantage over both clubs.

Conte said: "Everyone is frustrated after another 0-0. I think a lot of our players were exhausted", the Italian said.


"What I will say to him is to continue to work for the team as you always do and the luck will come again, so I'm not anxious about him".

With the Canaries travelling to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday in the FA Cup third-round replay, Chelsea would have wanted to have the game wrapped up as early as possible so they could rest some key players for the midweek game.

Dragovic struggled to find his feet initially as he was troubled by Morata in the first-half but steadied as the game progressed.

For that, Claude Puel must take a large slice of the credit in this battle of the two most recent Premier League champions.

"We suffered a lot".

Crystal Palace 1-0 Burnley Crystal Palace took a further step towards Premier League survival with a 1-0 victory over Burnley which extended the visitors' winless run to seven games. Few players in Europe can score, assist and dribble as impressively as Mahrez; perhaps no one else in that bracket would be eligible to play in the latter stages of European competition, either.

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