Ranieri: Strange Goals

A frustrated Claudio Ranieri felt his side gave themselves too tough a task after conceding two first half goals in a 3-0 Premier League defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.
- Claudio Ranieri was frustrated at the manner in which his side conceded goals in a 3-0 defeat at Chelsea
- Goals from Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses sealed all three points for the hosts
- The manager speaks of his hope that the players will be fresh for the next game against FC Copenhagen on Tuesday
- He thanks the Leicester City fans for their support in defeat at Stamford Bridge

A frustrated Claudio Ranieri felt his side gave themselves too tough a task after conceding two first half goals in a 3-0 Premier League defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.

The Foxes went 1-0 down after just seven minutes when Diego Costa converted a corner at the far post after the ball came through a crowd of bodies.
Eden Hazard made the most of a fortuitous deflection to add a second goal just after the half hour mark to leave City trailing at Stamford Bridge in their first game back after the international break.
There was a stark improvement after the break and they nearly forced their way through when David Luiz turned a dangerous Marc Albrighton ball onto his own post, but a late Victor Moses strike confirmed the three points for Chelsea.
Afterwards, Ranieri reflected to LCFC TV: “We conceded the first two goals, very strange goals and again one on the corner. Too many goals we concede on the corner. We spoke a lot about this.
“The second goal was a ricochet. It’s unbelievable that this happens every time.
“After, we got back in the match, the second half was better and we created some good chances but they scored a very good goal.
“I can say only thank you to our fans. Always when we win or when we lose, they push us all the time. They are fantastic, thank you so much to them.”
Ranieri, mindful of his squad also having to face FC Copenhagen in the Champions League on Tuesday night, made three changes to his side, bringing in Luis Hernandez, Ahmed Musa and Jeffrey Schlupp for the fixture.
Now he hopes everybody will recover in time to be fresh for the visit of the in-form Danish champions the Filbert Way in three days.
He explained: “I was thinking also about the Champions League. Today we had a very good, well-organised team. I wanted my players to be fresh because the Champions League is now.
“Copenhagen is a tougher match than today. They are very organised, strong and we must be concentrated.”

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