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Chelsea on the brink of Premier League title with 3-1 win over Leicester

John Terry celebrates with team mates after scoring the second goal for Chelsea
John Terry celebrates with team mates after scoring the second goal for Chelsea Reuters/Carl Recine
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Chelsea is now within one victory of being crowned British Premier League champions with Jose Mourinho’s team holding a 13-point lead. While Leicester carried hope during the first half of Wednesday's match, veteran stricker Didier Drogba tied the game in the 48th minute.

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Captain John Terry scored the blues’ second goal as they came from behind to beat Leicester City 3–1 at King Power Stadium and Ramires won the game.

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Terry said the win belied the team’s reputation amongst some Arsenal fans as “boring”. 

Chelsea’s title will be confirmed on Sunday if they beat Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge, a win which would give manager Jose Mourinho his third Premier League triumph with the club.

Clinching the crown championship would also be the first since 2009–2010 when Carlo Ancelotti was manager. 

The heat is also on after a post-match news conference Wednesday evening during which Leicester City’s manager Nigel Pearson let off a bizarre rant at a local reporter. 

Pearson took issue with Ian Baker of Wardless Press Agency, who asked him to enlarge on comments he had made about the amount of criticism and negativity the team has endured this season. 

The Foxes’ manager had strong words for Baker before storming out prematurely. 

“If you don't know the answer to that question then I think you are an ostrich. Your head must be in the sand. Is your head in the sand? Are you flexible enough to get your head in the sand? My suspicion would be no,” Pearson said. 

Wednesday evening’s defeat also ended Leicester City’s four consecutive wins, which lifted them out of relegation places. 

The downward turn also means there is a moment of truth for Sunderland on the horizon. 

Midfield ace Seb Larsson has said his team must beat Southampton this Saturday if they are to survive the drop this season. 

With five games to go, Sunderland is running on time and head coach Dick Advocaat is eyeing at least another six points.

 

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