Chelsea heap more misery on Leicester
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Chelsea have heaped more away misery on Premier League champions Leicester City with a dominant 3-0 win.
Goals from Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses made Chelsea deserved winners in the clash of the past two league winners at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Leicester failed to put a shot on target in becoming the first defending top-flight champions to lose their opening four away matches since Blackburn Rovers in 1995-96.
"You come to Chelsea and your attention must be at the maximum," manager Claudio Ranieri told Sky Sports.
"We made mistakes. We tried to react and the second half was much better.
"But our approach to the match was not good. Maybe we were a little nervous."
The Foxes have allowed 13 goals in their travels so far after conceding just 18 away in last season's title run.
And it was poor defending which led them to fall behind after just seven minutes when Costa was left alone at a corner kick to score his league-best seventh goal.
More suspect defending followed as Robert Huth and Luis Hernandez failed to deal with a through-ball and it wound up with Pedro, who played Hazard in for the second.
Leicester showed a bit of spark to start the second half and were nearly rewarded when Marc Albrighton's cross was turned onto the post by Chelsea's David Luiz.
Moses then clinched the win by finishing off a brilliant one-two with Nathaniel Chalobah in the 80th minute.
The loss drops Leicester to 13th in the table, while Chelsea jump up two spots to fifth.
"From the start I asked them to play well with intensity and to try to do what we are doing in training," Blues manager Antonio Conte said.
"This is the best game for us. I saw good commitment.
"When you work hard it is important to have a good performance."