Watch James Maddison break down Chelsea's weaknesses and how Leicester tactically beat Blues in refreshing interview

JAMES MADDISON revealed Leicester had highlighted Chelsea's tactical weaknesses and managed to exploit them during the Foxes' 2-0 win over the Blues at the King Power on Tuesday.

The midfielder gave a refreshing post-match interview after his side's win and fans online were loving it.


Brendan Rodgers' team took all three points thanks to Wilfred Ndidi and Maddison's first half goals.

Ndidi's came from a short corner involving Maddison.

And speaking to Sky Sports after the game, the Englishman heaped praise on his team's tactical nouse.

The 24-year-old said: "We worked on it, we looked at Chelsea, little short corners and being creative.

"They switch off at times from set-pieces and we knew that was something we could pick on.

"We have not scored enough goals from set-pieces. I have been pulling my hair out as the corner taker.

"You look at the stats that come up and it is Leicester bottom of the table [of goals from set-pieces], zero. It is really nice to see one come off, a bit of a relief really.

"Credit to the manager as well. We made a bit of a switch at half-time to almost go 4-4-2 out of possession, 4-3-3 in possession.

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"Just little things like that, thinking on our feet. We dealt with the threats that came our way and I thought we deserved the three points."

The Foxes worked their socks off on the night and Frank Lampard admitted the hosts looked sharper than his own team.

And Maddison revealed the players have no choice but to work hard.

He added: "You don't play for Brendan Rodgers if you don't do the dirty work, it is as simple as that.

"He always reiterates that to us that it is a running game. You can't carry anyone in this league, especially a team like we are, we have to stay together if we want to stay up there for the longevity of the season.

"There might be teams who can spend a lot more money than us, bring in quality from abroad and pay big wages for big players.

"But that team spirit and that togetherness that is here at Leicester for all to see will continue and hopefully keep us up there at the top of the table."

Fans were quick to heap praise on Maddison after the footage went live.

One wrote: "Here is James Maddison, proving that it is possible for a footballer to give an interesting and insightful interview without having to be controversial or edgy.

"I wish more players were like this because I could listen to him all day tbh."

Another added: "That James Maddison interview is absolutely class. Love the lad."

And one said: "Fantastic interview… personality on and off the pitch."

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