Chelsea were held to a goalless draw by Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City side on the final matchday of the 2018-19 Premier League at the King Power Stadium.
Coming into the game after their successful UEFA Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt, Chelsea started on a strong note with Ross Barkley coming close to scoring just three minutes into the game. Youri Tielemans threatened the Blues’ goal at the other end, but could not breach the goal, while Gonzalo Higuain missed narrowly on the verge of half-time.
Post the break, Tielemans came the closest to scoring, but his effort drifted just wide. Chelsea tried throwing on star man Eden Hazard in search of a breakthrough but could not find a way through the Leicester backline, and ended up sharing the spoils.
With Tottenham being held 2-2 by Everton, Chelsea held on to the third spot in the Premier League standings, despite dropping points. And here’s how the Blues’ supporters reacted to the result at the King Power;
Top 3 😍💙💙💙💙
— Lothbrok #Kepa (@Travis_lk) May 12, 2019
Chelsea, top London club. Again.#NormalService
— Iain Rodger (@IainRodger1) May 12, 2019
Still can’t believe Chelsea finished 3rd 😂😂😂
— Raman Noodles (@Top_Raman92) May 12, 2019
Just a reminder, not one pundit had Chelsea in the top 4, they all had United or Arsenal
— Michael (@nocretinsplease) May 12, 2019
Chelsea is third🔥🙌🏽💙
— Usi Mlonzi (@Usi_Mlonzi) May 12, 2019
— Tina Olsson (@Taajn) May 12, 2019
— ah maftuchan (@AhMaftuchan) May 12, 2019
— David Mason (@DavidMason82) May 12, 2019
We managed to reach 2 finals, finished 3rd on the league and Hazard had the best season of his career satistically. Not to mention the rise of young players.
Sarri doesn’t get enough credit for this. #InSarriWeTrust@ChelseaFC #sarri #chelsea #ktbffh
— Devashish Regmi (@DevashishRegmi) May 12, 2019
Sunday’s game could very well have been the last time Eden Hazard turned out for Chelsea in the Premier League. The Belgian international has been heavily linked with a summer move to Real Madrid and fans took to Twitter to implore him to stay at the club after the match ended.
— IJAIYA MUBARAQ (@mbijaiya) May 12, 2019
‘Chelsea is your home.’ https://t.co/kJzlu2YOE1
— Betszone (@betszone7) May 12, 2019
We will be in seventh place if not for Eden Hazard. Please stay, we still need you 🙏 #CFC
— Khai 🌚 (@KhaiHazard) May 12, 2019
I think we just watched Hazards last prem game 😥😓
— Jake from Geico (@BetOnMe__) May 12, 2019
— Youre fav mcdaddy (@n0nbelligerent) May 12, 2019
— chimichanga (@blueburrata) May 12, 2019
Is this where Hazard announces he’s staying? 👀😏 #CFC
— #18 (@BDH_1995) May 12, 2019