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First-half goals from Antonio Rudiger and N’Golo Kante put Thomas Tuchel’s men on course at the King Power Stadium before Christian Pulisic added a third.

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N'Golo Kante celebrates with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Antonio Ruediger of Chelsea after scoring their team's second goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

N'Golo Kante celebrates with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Antonio Ruediger of Chelsea after scoring their team's second goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

N'Golo Kante celebrates with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Antonio Ruediger of Chelsea after scoring their team's second goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel insisted he wanted more from his team after they sent out a message to their title rivals with a 3-0 win at Leicester.

First-half goals from Antonio Rudiger and N’Golo Kante put Thomas Tuchel’s men on course at the King Power Stadium before Christian Pulisic added a third after the break.

The European champions could have had more with Ben Chilwell hitting the crossbar and the offside flag ruling out three further strikes in the second half.

This was a clinical display from Chelsea and boss Tuchel was quick to lavish praise on his players as they cemented their position at the top of the table.

"It was a good performance, especially in the first half. We could've finished the game with a third goal earlier and there are still things to improve: technical mistakes in the last third, decision making, and conversion of chances.

"I thought we could be more precise, we could be more clinical in the last third in the first half because we played with such effort, we had such good ball recoveries high up the pitch, we were good finding spaces with the ball up the pitch and we all know that a third goal would have decided the match.

"With a two-goal lead you can never be comfortable because one goal, one set piece, one deflected shot can change the momentum and suddenly you struggle when it is not necessary.

"I am happy but there is always also room for improvement. The players got their full praise after the match and they know very well when they do a good match and they did a good match.

"It is a team effort and it is a huge effort we put into attacking and defending and I am happy the team got the win they deserved."

"But it was a very good performance, a tough performance, a mature performance. We needed it to have a deserved win and a clean sheet. We are happy."

With leading striker Romelu Lukaku closing in on a return to full fitness and likely to return to action in the coming days, this was an ominous performance from European champions Chelsea and Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers conceded his side had few answers.

"We conceded a disappointing goal for the corner that gave them confidence, you can see why they are European champions, they have physicality, technique and aggression," said the Irishman.

"We lacked that belief, we resurrected that at half time and the attitude was much better in the second half, I was much happier in the second half.

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"There are issues we can deal with (on zonal marking) that put us on the back foot. We have to defend set pieces better.

"The attitude is amazing but confidence is not where it has been. It is my job to bring that back, it has been difficult for us this season but that responsibility starts with me so I have to find a solution for it."

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