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Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge. (Photo by Glyn Kirk - Pool/Getty Images)

Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge. (Photo by Glyn Kirk - Pool/Getty Images)

Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge. (Photo by Glyn Kirk - Pool/Getty Images)

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was not impressed by his players post-match celebrations as they gained revenge on Leicester for last Saturday's FA Cup final defeat by recording a vital 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Rudiger’s first goal in 15 months and a Jorginho penalty inched Chelsea towards a top-four Premier League finish with a 2-1 win over Leicester.

Germany defender Rudiger bundled home Ben Chilwell’s deflected corner with his thigh as Chelsea shook off Timo Werner’s two disallowed goals at Stamford Bridge.

Jorginho calmly slotted a spot-kick to seal the Blues’ vital victory, with the only worry being an early enforced exit for key midfielder N’Golo Kante.

Kelechi Iheanacho sidefooted in for Leicester to set up a nervy finish, but Ayoze Perez missed a golden chance as Chelsea held out for a result of major significance as it moved Chelsea up to third and left Leicester open to being overtaken by Liverpool when they take on Burnley on Wednesday night.

Tuchel's players enjoyed the moment with the returning Chelsea fans after the game, but the Blues boss was not impressed by that approach and he made his feeling clear in a stern post match interview.

"I don't feel comfortable now celebrating," he said, while looking at his players enjoying the moment with the Chelsea fans. "Enjoy, shut up, enjoy your free day and get ready for Sunday. "The job is not done yet, two more games to go.

"It was an outstanding performance but the job is not done. We have two more to go.

"The fans made a huge difference. The speed in our game, the hunger, the ambition. It was a very strong performance and I'm delighted the team can present itself like this in front of our fans.

"We defended so strong, did not give many chances but escaped with a deserved win. Now we look forward to what will be a very difficult game against Villa on Sunday."

Liverpool will head into the final round of matches on Sunday in fourth place if they beat Burnley at Turf Moor, with Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers accepting their top four hopes may be slipping away.

"Liverpool have a couple of games. Chelsea have a tough game away at Aston Villa," said Rodgers. "I've always said we just need to concentrate on ourselves.

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"We're still in that top four and we've got one more game to go. If we win it and it's still not enough for us we have to accept that. It's still been a great season.

"It would be really disappointing to miss out on the top four, but our story and your story is different. If we just fall short after 38 games as the team with the eighth biggest budget, it shows we fought really hard and just missed out. There are still points to play for and we'll be ready for that."

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