Champions, Chelsea missed the chance to go second after a disappointing goalless draw with Leicester City at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea were lucky to go into the break with scores still level, with the visitors the better side, having looked sharper and more organised.
Full-time: Chelsea 0-0 Leicester.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 13, 2018
The Foxes should have been ahead at the break, but despite creating the better opportunities, the away side lacked the required end product to put Antonio Conte’s side to the sword.
The result means Chelsea have now drawn their fourth consecutive game in all competitions, and have also the fourth game they have failed to find the back of the net.
For Claude Puel’s side, a deserved point at the Bridge, though they had to play for almost half an hour with a man down, following Ben Chilwell’s dismissal in the 68th minute.
But they could have gotten more out of the game, and will feel a bit disappointed.
Elsewhere, David Moyes and his West Ham side continued their good form with a 4-1 demolition of Huddersfield at John Smith’s stadium.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 13, 2018
Mark Noble capitalised on a defensive mistake to put the Hammers 1-0 up in the 25th minute, before an excellent Joe Lilley curler saw Terriers level.
However, Marko Arnautovic restored the away side’s lead just before the break, with Manuel Lanzini doubling their advantage after the restart.
Lanzini made sure of the win and three points when he brilliantly finished a superb counter attacking move from the Hammers.
At Vicarage Road, Watford came from two goals down to salvage against Southampton.
A brace from James Ward-Prowse gave the Saints a comfortable 2-0 lead at half time, but Andre Gray pulled one back for the Hornets in the second half before Abdoulaye Doucoure’s late goal ensured the spoils are shared between the two struggling sides.
Chelsea 0-0 Leicester
C. Palace 1-0 Burnley
Huddersfield 1-4 West Ham
Newcastle 1-1 Swansea
Watford 2-2 Southampton
WBA 2-0 Brighton