By Babajide Okeowo
Leicester moved to the top of the English Premier League following a two-nil victory over Chelsea.
Two first-half goals from Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndid and James Maddison confined Frank Lampard’s Chelsea to one win in the last five games in the league.
Leicester have not been top of the Premier League this late into a season before – except once. That time, less than five years ago, they went onto win the title in one of the most historic campaigns in living memory.
After their latest victory on Tuesday night, they sit top of the pile again, albeit Manchester United and Manchester City could both overtake them should they win their games in hand. But manager Brendan Rodgers dismissed any talk of a title challenge as being too early, as his side wrapped up their first half of the season with three points.
Rodgers was delighted that they posed a ‘real threat’ in their win over Chelsea at the King Power Stadium.
He told BBC Sport: “It is still too early. But it shows in the first part of the season consistency has been good and performance levels have been very high.
“This gives the belief to the players. It keeps the momentum going and keeps the concentration. In order to stay there at the top, you need desire and hunger and I feel we have seen that from the team.”