Pearson: Leicester didn’t deserve Chelsea defeat

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson believes the 3-1 defeat to Premier League leaders Chelsea was harsh on his players, Sky Sports has reported, arguing their performance deserved more.

The Foxes took the lead moments before half-time through a Marc Albrighton goal but the Blues recovered after the interval, equalising via a Didier Drogba goal before John Terry and Ramires sealed the victory.

Chelsea are now one win away from sealing the league title while Leicester are left a point outside the bottom three, having played a game more than 18th-place Sunderland. Pearson’s side had won their previous four games before Chelsea visited the King Power Stadium, having recently been rock bottom of the division.

“I don’t think our players deserved what happened tonight in terms of being on the end of a 3-1 defeat,” Pearson said. “I think it was a tighter game than that.

“Ultimately, when you measure yourself in the Premier League you have got to look at the types of sides you are playing against and tonight was a really good illustration of playing against one of the best sides, who weren’t allowed to be at their best,” he added.

Pearson also attracted headlines with further post-match comments in which he took umbrage with a reporter’s question and accused him of burying his head in the sand ‘like an ostrich,’ and then questioning if said journalist was flexible enough to do so.

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