Chelsea demolished Premier League champions Leicester 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Goals from the League’s leading marksman Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses ensured Leicester boss
Claudio Ranieri’s visit to his old club was a far cry from five months ago when the Foxes received a guard of honour for their title triumph.
The unmarked Costa’s seventh-minute strike was his seventh goal of the season, before Chelsea’s dominance was further rewarded by Hazard’s expertly-taken second.
Moses finished a brilliant one-two 10 minutes from time to leave the Foxes as the first English top-flight champions since Blackburn 21 years ago to lose their opening four away games of the season.
Leicester’s 2015/16 fairytale always looked an impossible act to follow but the tame nature of their fourth defeat in eight games was alarming for their fans who
witnessed just three league losses over the whole of last season.
The visitors, who seemed to have half an eye on Tuesday’s Champions League clash with FC Copenhagen as Riyad Mahrez was rested, were largely outclassed, leaving Ranieri annoyed.
The Italian says: “Yes, I didn’t recognise them [players] and I must speak to them about why [this happened].
“Copenhagen is a well-organised team and if we do not react, it will be a very bad match on Tuesday.”