‘Chelsea are worthy champions,’ admits beaten Leicester boss Pearson

first_img1 Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson hailed Chelsea as ‘worthy champions’ after the Blues ran out 3-1 winners at the King Power Stadium to go one win away from the Premier League title.The Foxes were by far the better team in the first half and deservedly took the lead on the stroke of half time through Marc Albrighton.But Jose Mourinho’s side rallied after the break, with Didier Drogba, John Terry and Ramires scoring to take three points back to London.The result ended Leicester’s four-game winning run and means they remain just one point above the relegation zone with four matches remaining.The Foxes lost Andy King and former Blues defender Robert Huth to injury in the first 25 minutes and manager Pearson rued the double loss, while praising Chelsea’s champion qualities.“It was difficult tonight because we’ve had to make substitutions which in normal circumstances we wouldn’t have done – but that’s life,” he said.“I don’t think our players deserved being on the end of a 3-1 defeat because it was a tighter game than that.“I’ve heard criticisms of Chelsea in recent weeks and I find it very bemusing. The best sides are able to win games in different ways and they’ve illustrated that tonight.“I think they’re a really good side and have some great players. I’m not oblivious to the views that were spouted at the weekend in terms of style of football but I’m a big believer in winning games and that’s it.“Chelsea are worthy champions.” Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson last_img read more

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