The England international Raheem Sterling Scored his first brace for Chelsea today against Leicester City.
Raheem Sterling secured his introductory goals for his new club and sealed all three points for the hosts, despite a comeback strike from Harvey Barnes cutting down the deficit.
Thomas Tuchel watched from afar as his team began brightly, suffocating Leicester and setting up shop in Danny Ward’s six-yard box, which led Youri Tielemans to take out Ruben Loftus-Cheek for a penalty in the 12th minute.
A VAR check was later made and it was ruled out for an offside from Kai Havertz in the build-up, but with no real push back from the Foxes, a charge spearheaded by Sterling maintained its dominance for a very energetic opening 20′. For all of Conor Gallagher’s impressive work, a counter attack-stopping foul earned him his second yellow card before the half hour mark, and his squad were left with a mountain to climb.
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Conor Gallagher was sent off early on after two reckless challenges saw the English youngster dismissed for receiving a second yellow card.
Raheem Sterling then broke the deadlock in the 46th minute after a deflected shot looped over the Leicester keeper. Sterling then had two to his name when the winger was at the end of a Reece James cross, doubling Chelsea’s lead.