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Marcos Alonso strike cancels out James Maddison’s stunner as the Blues almost confirm third place

MARCOS ALONSO nullified James Maddison’s stunning opener as the points were shared in a dead gum at Stamford Bridge.

The Spain full-back threw in a sweet volley after an inch-perfect cross from Reece James to flick past Kasper Schmeichel.

James Maddison bent over in beauty to fire Leicester forward

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James Maddison bent over in beauty to fire Leicester forwardCredit: Alamy
Marcos Alonso equalized for Chelsea when he blitzed a volley home

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Marcos Alonso equalized for Chelsea when he blitzed a volley homePhoto credit: AFP

And despite wave after wave of Blues attacks, the Foxes stood their ground and held onto a point.

Maddison fired Brendan Rodgers’ side forward with just six minutes left.

Schmeichel pinged a beautiful ball to parry Timothy Castagne down the right before the ball fell to the in-form playmaker, who chose his spot and shot past the helpless Edouard Mendy.

Trevoh Chalobah forced Schmeichel to tip over after his long-range shot.

But the Dane failed to stop Alonso in the 34th minute when he was hit at his near post.

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Thomas Tuchel’s side have almost sealed third place in the Premier LeaguePhoto credit: Getty
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New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly was back in the stands by the bridgePhoto credit: Getty

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Aila Slisco

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