Jonny Evans

Evans: Our Belief Shone Through

Jonny Evans says Sunday's 1-1 draw at Chelsea can give Leicester City confidence as they go in search of a maiden win of the season at Sheffield United on Saturday.
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- Leicester City drew 1-1 with Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon
- Defender Jonny Evans believes the result can give the Foxes confidence in their ability
- Evans was pleased with City's improvement in the second half in west London
- Leicester next head to Sheffield United in the Premier League on Saturday (3pm BST kick-off)

Following an opening day stalemate with Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Foxes were disappointed to emerge from Stamford Bridge with just a point last time out.

Brendan Rodgers' men fell behind early in the capital, but a much-improved performance after the break, including Wilfred Ndidi's goal, meant City's unbeaten start to 2019/20 continued.

However, Evans and his Leicester team-mates will be hoping to build upon their solid start to the new season with three points as quickly as possible, starting at Bramall Lane (3pm BST kick-off).

Reflecting on a fraught encounter with Chelsea, Evans told the media: "We knew they would try and press us and we kind of expect it away from home. 

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Evans: Chelsea Result Gives Us Belief

Defender Jonny Evans speaks following Leicester City's impressive performance during a 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday.

"If you look at their style lately, they’ve been trying to do that and they caught us off guard a wee bit maybe at the start of the game.

"Once they scored, we probably settled in a way and then we came into the game more [in the] second half and I think we gained a bit of belief from that.

"[In the] second half, we came out and probably, by the end of the game, we had more chances and opportunities on the break to maybe get the winning goal.

"I think it will give us that belief, for sure, and maybe that’s just something that we need to get into our side at the moment; that belief that we can go and compete.

"We’ve got very good players at this club and it’s up to us to believe in that and believe that we are a good team and we can come to Stamford Bridge and get results."

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Ndidi Heads In At Stamford Bridge

Watch Wilfred Ndidi's equalising goal at Stamford Bridge during Leicester City's 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League.

At Chelsea, Leicester needed to improve after a disappointing first half and Evans revealed that manager Rodgers had a large role in their transformation during the interval. 

"[We played] pretty much the same style – I think he just wanted to give us a bit of confidence and belief that we were in the game, which I think we all felt anyway," he continued.

"We came in at half-time and we felt like we’d played well towards the end of the first half and we had to carry that on going into the second half and I felt we did that.

"When you come to Stamford Bridge, coming away with a 1-1 draw is not a bad result, but we were a wee bit disappointed that we didn’t capitalise at the end.

"That’s just us having that belief when we come here, but to be disappointed if we don’t get the win shows that we are a good team."

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