EPL: Chelsea makes history after 0-0 draw with Leicester City

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Chelsea failed to score for the third game running as they were held by ten-man Leicester City 0-0 at Stamford Bridge.

"In the first half Leicester ran more than us, they played better than us". "We suffered a lot in the first half and at the start of the second half but when I made a decision to put fresh energy the game changed".

Chelsea's fourth successive draw in all competitions could see them slip to fourth by the end of the weekend, while Leicester will take heart from a thoroughly deserved point at Stamford Bridge.

"Five clubs are jostling for three Champions League places behind runaway leaders Manchester City, and Chelsea look set to have the busiest schedule over the next few months".

The result capped a hard week for Chelsea boss Conte, who could be in the final months of his turbulent reign despite last season's title triumph.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois suggests that fatigue played its part in the Blues' goalless draw at home to Leicester City.

Mahrez thought he had should have had a 55th-minute penalty after he tangled with Andreas Christensen, on for the injured Gary Cahill, although referee Mike Jones seemed to have made the right call to turn down the Algerian's appeal.

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"When you play every three days you have to make rotation". "Everything is possible but I have another year of contract and in this case I think the club has to decide to send me away", Conte said.

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday's visit of Leicester.

Chelsea were still in disarray after the interval and Riyad Mahrez's deflected effort nearly crept in, prompting Conte to send on Willian and Pedro for Hazard and Fabregas.

Crystal Palace continued their rise up the table under former England manager Roy Hodgson by beating Burnley 1-0, Bakary Sako scoring the only goal of the game with an angled left-foot drive in the 21st minute.

I have no doubt Alvaro Morata could be the best striker in the Premier League if played properly.

West Bromwich Albion picked up their first win since August in the league as first-half goals from defenders Jonny Evans and Craig Dawson gave them a 2-0 triumph over Brighton and Hove Albion. Then we tried to win the game.

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