London, England, United Kingdom (4E Sports) – Diego Costa scored his second goal in a week to lead Chelsea to a 2-0 victory over Leicester City Saturday at Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho’s side, which defeated Burnley, 3-1, in its opening fixture, found Leicester City a tough nut to crack as goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel kept Chelsea off the board during the opening hour.
David Nugent had the best scoring chance in the 55th minute but failed to capitalize against the Belgian goalkeeper.
After a low-key first half, Mourinho’s decision to push his full-backs forward after the interval paid dividends, with Branislav Ivanovic creating a scruffy 63rd-minute goal for Costa to break the deadlock.
Eden Hazard again showed his class with a solo effort to seal the points, netting the second with 13 minutes left to seal the points.
With the victory, Chelsea joins Swansea City on top of the standings with six points apiece in two matches.
Meanwhile, Swansea City maintained its winning start to the Premier League season with a 1-0 victory over Burnley at the Liberty Stadium.
Nathan Dyer – a former Burnley loanee – deservedly put the home side in front following a darting run down the right in the 23rd minute and Swansea remained in control en route to victory.
Olivier Giroud snatched a point for Arsenal in a dramatic 2-2 draw with Everton at Goodison Park.
First-half goals from Seamus Coleman and Steven Naismith put Roberto Martinez’s side in command but Aaron Ramsey netted his third goal before Giroud headed home Nacho Monreal’s 90th-minute cross to salvage the draw.
In other matches, West Ham United downed Crystal Palace, 3-1; Southampton and West Bromwich Albion battled to a scoreless draw; and Newcastle United and Aston Villa’s showdown ended in a 0-0 tie.