Another bad day in the office for Super Eagles duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi as Raheem Sterling‘s brace rescue 10-man Chelsea after a 2-1 win over Leicester City in the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.
The £50m summer arrival’s deflected effort looped into the top corner to put the hosts in front 67 seconds after the interval before doubling their lead from Reece James’ inviting ball, much to the relief of Conor Gallagher.
That allowed Leicester back into the game and they had the ball in the net before the break, but Daniel Amartey’s effort was ruled out with Harvey Barnes harshly adjudged to have fouled goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
Barnes did get his goal following a neat one-two with Jamie Vardy, but only after the Foxes were two goals down.
Vardy twice went close and Ayoze Perez struck the bar as the visitors pressed for a late leveler that never came, meaning Brendan Rodgers’ side have now lost three games in a row since an opening-day draw with Brentford.