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Summary

  1. Costa smashes in to give Chelsea lead
  2. Hazard slots in second as Chelsea dominate
  3. Moses adds third from Chalobah's flicked pass
  4. Man City, Spurs & Arsenal in action at 15:00 BST

Live Reporting

By Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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That's it from me over here.

But the party is only just starting.

May I suggest you head over to your afternoon hosts Tom Rostance and Phil Dawkes for the 3pm Premier League action.

If you want more reaction to Chelsea's 3-0 win over Leicester, take a look at Patrick Jennings' report over here.

Until next time, look after yourselves.

Suits you, signore

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And if anyone knows anything about a well-fitting suit, it's Italian Antonio Conte.

I assume it's measured perfectly to allow freedom for gesticulating and ranting.

'The coach must find the right suit - like a tailor'

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a good game. From the start I asked them to play well with intensity and to try to do what we are doing in training.

"I am very happy because I had a good reply. This is the best game for us. I saw good commitment. When you work hard it is important to have a good performance.

"In the week we tried a lot to find a solution that gave us more compactness. For this team and squad this system is the right fit. The coach must understand and find the right suit. We are like a tailor. 

"Willian is a fantastic guy and he deserves this on the part of the players. We are a team and we want to become a family. I want to dedicate this to Willian and his family as in this moment he is very sad. We are all sad."

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Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain for BBC Radio Leicester

A very very bad day at the office for Leicester. Chelsea looked likely victors from the absolute start. 

'Maybe we were a little nervous'

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Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri, speaking with Sky Sports: "When you concede a goal from a corner again it is clear. You come to Chelsea and your attention must be at the maximum. We made mistakes. We tried to react and the second half was much better. Now we must react because we have the Champions League on Tuesday.

"If we scored the goal when we create a chance we can re-open the match. But our approach to the match was not good. Maybe we were a little nervous.

"It is better that this happens now and we can react than at the end of the season. We must concentrate more.

"We miss him [N'Golo Kante]. But we have to play better."

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Omar: "Solid defending, real width, beautiful goals, 3 academy products, comprehensive victory - pinch me, Antonio!"

'We have to take responsibility'

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Leicester midfielder Marc Albrighton: "We came up against a good Chelsea team together and we weren't ready for it. We have to take responsibility as players. But we can't dwell on it. We have an important game on Tuesday night, which will be hard if not harder. We need to stop this rot.

"You can't concede an early goal - again from a set-piece. We got back into games on various occasions last season but we aren't doing it at the moment.

"We work on set-pieces and know our jobs. It is no different from last year - we just need to follow our men. It is not just set-pieces, though, it is all over the park."

'That's for Willy'

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Eden Hazard held two fingers aloft on each hand after scoring his goal - it was in recognition of the Chelsea number 22 Willian, who is in Brazil after the death of his mother.

"My celebration was for Willy. He lost his mother and we are thinking about him. We hope he can come back stronger."

'We have more freedom'

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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante on Sky Sports: “It was a special game. Last season, I enjoyed it with Leicester. Now I am a Chelsea player so I am happy to win.”

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard on Sky Sports: "I play more inside the pitch. I don’t stay wide. I play this system with the Belgium side. We have more freedom. And we can win the ball back. It is good for us."

Return of the Rovers

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Funny you should mention Blackburn, Danny.

Not since 1995-96 have the defending champions lost their opening four away league games - Rovers were the culprits that time around.

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Danny in Leicester: Leicester City the new Blackburn Rovers! Win the league then disappear.

Matt in London: First time ever that the Premier League champions get relegated the following season?  

Andy H in Birmingham: The most comprehensive win against Leicester? As opposed to the total evisceration at Anfield? 

'Worrying times for Leicester'

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Pat Nevin

Ex-Chelsea winger on BBC Radio 5 live at Stamford Bridge

It's very worrying time for Leicester. they've found out that getting to the top is one thing but staying there is quite another.

Chelsea need to, I think, decide on their best team in the league and just stick with it for a few games. 

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Each time Leicester have lost by three goals in the Premier League this season - 4-1 to Liverpool and Man Utd - they have gone to win their Champions League fixture in midweek.

Next up? FC Copenhagen on Tuesday.

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Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain for BBC Radio Leicester

I know you have a lot of in-form teams this season but Chelsea are too good a side to discount for the title.  They have lots of quality on the bench and on the pitch. 

They have those star players too. Oscar, Hazard, Willian. Not bad. 

FULL-TIME

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Nope. No final flurry from the Foxes as they slip to a fourth away defeat of the season.

The champions are beaten, but the former champions are up to fifth in the league with a slick performance.

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Still no shots on target for Leicester today - just three minutes of injury time to change that.

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Lewis Chapman: World class from Chalobah! Assist of the season so far!  

Botch: Chalobah take a bow son! What a pass for Moses to score. Unbelievable.

Doug Woodcock: Nathaniel Chalobah that was filth!   

Conwa: Chalobah is a don.   

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I'm going to say yes, Nathaniel Chalobah knew exactly what he was doing - wonderful, confident, imaginative stuff from the England youth international.

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Lisa: Brilliant flick from Chalobah! Conte plays kids in real situations not like Mourinho. Moses reborn in wing-back role and thoroughly deserved his chance to stake a claim this season.

Anon: Did no one want to point out that Chelsea have FIVE academy products on the bench today? A step in the right direction. 

Jamie in Leicester: Leicester's defence, all in red, parted like the Red Sea for Moses there.  

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Meanwhile, Danny Drinkwater has a dink from 20 yards for Leicester, but it rifles wide.

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So then.

Did Nathaniel Chalobah mean that backheel?

What do you HONESTLY think?

'Open game for Italian managers'

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Pat Nevin

Ex-Chelsea winger on BBC Radio 5 live at Stamford Bridge

A goal deserving of this game. It's been an incredibly open match.

Remember what we have said about Italian managers in the past? It hasn't been the case at all because this is as open game as you're likely to see today.

And If that was deliberate by Nathaniel Chalobah in the build-up to the goal then you have to say it's a piece of brilliance.

Antonio Conte
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Bob Moss: Leicester playing dangerous game concentrating on Champions League, may end up in Championship.  

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Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain for BBC Radio Leicester

Well you feel it was about to happen at some stage. It was all a little bit too easy...

It was an emphatic finish in what has been an emphatic Chelsea performance from start to finish today. 

Very strong, very composed. This has been the most comprehensive win I've seen so far against Leicester this season. 

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And with the game wrapped up, Chelsea make a pair of changes.

Victor Moses and Eden Hazard make way for Ruben Loftes-Cheek and Ola Aina, who makes his Premier League debut.

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Victor Moses

Now. If Nathaniel Chalobah has intended to pull off this backheel pass - it's an absolute blinding bit of play.

Victor Moses plays the ball inside to Chalobah on the edge of the area, and the midfielder stamps down his right foot and clips the ball back into the path of Moses with his heel.

Moses applies a lovely finish to beat Kasper Schmeichel at his near post.

Game, set, match, etc.

Victor Moses celebrates
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Here's something you don't see regularly - Nemanja Matic skipping through a defence like a newborn lamb.

He avoids a series of tackles on the edge of the Leicester area and his shot wrong-foots Kasper Schmeichel, who recovers to touch it around the post.

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa is one booking away from a suspension, so would miss the Manchester United game next week if he gets a yellow card.

Maybe that's why he was having a pop at the bench - even he can't trust himself to not get booked in the last 15 minutes.

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Ian Stringer

BBC Radio Leicester Foxes commentator

It's interesting being this close to Claudio Ranieri here at Stamford Bridge. 

There is frustration on his face as he looks to the sky - perhaps at the footballing gods?

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Jonathan Meres: Blimey. Tom Waits' Swordfishtrombones album getting name checked on @bbc5live just now by @PatNevin #InTheNeighbourhood

Yeah, that's niche.

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El Capitano in York: What odds on Leicester winning Champion League and getting relegated in same season? 5000-1 by any chance?

I'd give you 6,000-1 - I'm feeling generous.

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Final change for Leicester as Andy King replaces Marc Albrighton.

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The inevitable almost happened - N'Golo Kante almost scored against his former club.

The Frenchman wins the ball and gives to Diego Costa, who pulls it back from the by-line, and Konta's low shot is brilliantly blocked by the outstretched foot of Wes Morgan.

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Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain for BBC Radio Leicester

Chelsea still a threat but first and foremost, their priority is hanging onto this lead.

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N'Golo Kante wins a trademark midfield battle and finds Chelsea team-mate Diego Costa.

Costa looks so sharp as he drives forward, gives it to Eden Hazard, receives it back and can't make room for a shot.

And now the Spaniard is having a right go at the Chelsea bench - it looks like he wants to come off.

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This is Nathaniel Chalobah's third Chelsea appearance, having had loan spells at six different clubs.

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And Chelsea make a switch too with Pedro being replaced by Nathaniel Chalobah.

Good shift from Pedro.

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Leicester are bringing out the big guns, looking to capitalise on their momentum.

Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani are coming on - off go Ahmed Musa and Jeffrey Schlupp.

HITS THE WOODWORK

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It's almost a role reversal this half as Chelsea sit deep in their own penalty box and allow Leicester to try and work a way through.

And they almost do as David Luiz prods the ball against his own post from a Marc Albrighton cross.