Ndidi Header Ruins Lampard’s Chelsea Homecoming

Wilfred Ndidi scored a second-half header to earn Leicester City a deserved point and deny Frank Lampard victory in his first game at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea manager.

Chelsea deservedly took the lead when 20-year-old midfielder Mason Mount scored a first goal for the Blues after robbing Ndidi of possession just outside the Foxes penalty area before beating Kasper Schmeichel with a low shot.

The Blues, seeking their first points this campaign – started with real intent, Spain forward Pedro volleying into the side-netting and France midfielder N’Golo Kante denied a goal against his former club by Christian Fuchs’ fine challenge.

But Leicester were much better after half-time and secured the point their second-half dominance warranted when Super Eagles midfielder Ndidi got between Spain right-back Cesar Azpilicueta and France defender Kurt Zouma to head in from a corner.

It was end-to-end late on as both sides surged forward for the winner, but the draw was a fair result in the end.

Both former champions remain without a win, with Leicester on two points from two games, one more than Chelsea.


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