Ramires was the man to seal Chelsea’s narrow victory over Leicester at the King Power Stadium, as his well-placed effort gave Jose Mourinho’s men a 3-1 lead with less than ten minutes to go against the relegation-threatened Foxes.
The Brazilian hit a fantastic strike first time from the edge of the area, after Cesc Fabregas got down the right-hand side and cut the ball back to his teammate lurking on the edge of the box. Ramires stroked the ball powerfully into the top corner, leaving Kasper Schmeichel with no chance.
The 82nd minute strike effectively ended Nigel Pearson’s side’s hopes of extending their four-match winning run, and completed an impressive turnaround by the team that can win the title in their next game, against Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Didier Droga had cancelled out Marc Albrighton’s opener, and captain John Terry had put Chelsea ahead three minutes before Ramires’s goal sealed the win.