Leicester returns to Premier League summit with Chelsea win

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match against Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on December 14, 2015

Leicester City has returned to the summit of the Premier League with a 2-1 win over defending champions Chelsea. Claudio Ranieri’s men reclaimed top spot, thanks to goals from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. Substitute Loic Remy gave Chelsea hope with a close-range headed goal 13 minutes from time, but the hosts held on to leave the Blues in 16th place- one point above the relegation zone. Chelsea's problems were compounded after Belgium forward Eden Hazard hobbled off with an apparent hip problem after a challenge from Vardy. Leicester City are now on 35 points, two clear of second-placed Arsenal.

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