Chelsea beat newly promoted Leicester City to win two PL matches in a row
Chelsea striker Diego Costa scored for the second match in succession as his side advanced to two Premier League wins from two matches this season with a 2-0 victory at home to newly-promoted Leicester City on Saturday.
After a goalless first half, Chelsea twice almost took the lead at the start of the second period, with Oscar hitting the far post with a curling shot from the right before Branislav Ivanovic's header was well saved by Kaspar Schmeichel, son of former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter.
Leicester, who held Everton to a 2-2 draw last week, then had a chance of their own when David Nugent burst clear only for the striker to be denied by Thibault Courtois, again preferred by Jose Mourinho to Petr Cech, when one-on-one with the keeper, Sport24 reported.But 32 million pounds Spain striker Costa, who scored in last week's 3-1 win at Burnley, marked his home debut by turning in Ivanovic's cross from eight yards out in the 63rd minute.
Chelsea then doubled their lead at Stamford Bridge when Eden Hazard's 77th-minute shot beat Schmeichel after deflecting off Leicester defender Wes Morgan.
Swansea City, fresh from their shock opening day victory away to Manchester United, also made it two wins from two with a 1-0 success at home to Burnley secured by winger Nathan Dyer's 23rd-minute goal.
West Ham United bounced back from a 1-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur with a 3-1 win away to managerless Crystal Palace, the report added.
(Posted on 25-08-2014)