Chelsea beat Leicester City in EPL

Leicester City v Chelsea- Premier League

In fact, it was the site visitors that came closest late on with substitute Willian curling an initiative narrowly large prior to being denied by Schmeichel.

Islam Slimani had a big chance to open the scoring 60 seconds before Morata's strike but was denied by Thibaut Courtois.

Chelsea continued to create problems for Leicester but lacked the final touch and Leicester nearly made them pay when Islam Slimani's shot was parried away by Thibaut Courtois in the 40th minute. The England striker converted from the spot to provide Leicester some hope going into the final half hour of the match.

Antonio Conte welcomes Eden Hazard back in to the squad after the attacker recovered from a broken foot but the Belgian worldwide must make-do with a place on the bench as he's eased back in to action.

Craig Shakespeare's side pushed hard for the equaliser but Chelsea held firm to claim a third win since their shock opening-day loss to Burnley, leaving Leicester to nurse a third defeat in four games.

And the Italian feels it was nice to see his players finding rhythm after the global break.

Every team is allowed an off day, a poor performance, a good hiding, and fans will accept that if they can see that their players tried their best.

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"I think in this game he helped us a lot, above all after the Leicester goal, but he's a young player and I think he's a good signing for us".

"The penalty changed the situation".

'Now we must have patience to give him the possibility to improve his form, but I am pleased for him because after a bad injury it's great to see him with us'.

'We all know very well the importance of this player (Hazard) for us, ' the Italian manager said of the 2015 PFA Player of the Year.

The Nigerian worldwide featured for Nigeria during the global break against Cameroon over two legs and was on target in their home fixture in Uyo after recovering from a toe injury.

The former Foxes star, who headed their charge to the Premier League title in 2016, fired home from 30 yards (50) after Alvaro Morata (41) had actually offered Chelsea a first-half lead.

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