BBC Sport - Leicester 1-3 Chelsea: Nigel Pearson on Foxes selection

Pearson brushes off selection critics

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson says he would have been criticised regardless of what team he selected for their 3-1 defeat by Chelsea.

The Foxes boss opted not to rest players ahead of Saturday's home game against Newcastle, naming an unchanged starting XI from Saturday's victory over Burnley.

Marc Albrighton fired the hosts ahead but Chelsea hit back with goals from Didier Drogba, captain John Terry and Ramires.

Defeat leaves Leicester a point clear of 18th-placed Sunderland who have a game in hand.

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