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Leicester City manhandled by Chelsea in a forgettable 3-0 defeat

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The Foxes were dominated from start to finish, becoming the first title-defending side to lose their first four opening away matches since Blackburn in the 95/96 season.

Chelsea v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Leicester City slumped to yet another miserable away loss, falling 3-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

It all started with the team lineup, as the Tinkerman struck again, swapping out Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani, and Danny Simpson for Ahmed Musa, Jeffrey Schlupp, and Luis Hernández. For a crunch-time match against Chelsea, this was a rather odd time to rotate players.

The Foxes lacked any form of cohesion from start to finish as Chelsea completely dominated the game.

The onslaught began in the 7th minute. Leicester's defence was once again abysmal at defending a corner, as a ball was played in to an unmarked Diego Costa at the back post. Wes Morgan, who was supposed to be marking the Spaniard, was at least a good five-feet away. There's no way a striker should be that open in your own box, but Costa easily converted to make it 1-0.

Chelsea v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Some more comical defending made it 2-0 after a mixup at the back allowed Eden Hazard to breeze past and round Kasper Schmeichel to give the hosts the 2-0 lead.

The Foxes went into the half in complete disarray. The defence was in shambles from start to finish, while the midfield was completely overwhelmed by Chelsea's constant pressure, resulting in little to no service for Jamie Vardy and Musa.

Meanwhile ex-Leicester man N'Golo Kante was putting on an outstanding performance, dominating the middle of the pitch. He nearly found the back of the net in the in 73rd minute, as the ball fell to his feet, but his goal-bound strike was heroically blocked by Wes Morgan. He played like every bit of the player Leicester's been missing dearly.

Chelsea put the nail in the coffin in the 80th minute after a cheeky Nathaniel Chalobah back-heel pass found the feet of Victor Moses to make it 3-0 to the home side.

Although Leicester had a bit more of a spark in the second half, Chelsea made them look like relegation contenders, as they failed to even register a single shot on target.

The Foxes away form has become a massive concern as they've conceded 13 goals in 4 matches. The defence is clearly a mess and changes definitely need to be made. Although I wouldn't consider the Foxes relegation favorites just yet, next Saturdays match against Crystal Palace is definitely a must-win game.