30 Apr 2015

Chelsea close in on title

9:39 am on 30 April 2015

Chelsea came from behind to beat Leicester City 3-1 and move to within one win of clinching the English Premier League title for the first time in five years.

Chelsea were labelled as "boring" by Arsenal fans during the nil-all London derby at the weekend and they were below par against a Leicester side chasing a fifth successive league win to boost their chances of survival in the top flight.

Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba

Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Marc Albrighton fired Leicester ahead in first-half stoppage time but Didier Drogba equalised soon after the restart before late goals from John Terry and Ramires ensured Chelsea will seal the title with victory against Crystal Palace this weekend.

Chelsea have 80 points from 34 games with last season's champions Manchester City second on 67.

Third-placed Arsenal also have 67 but they have played a game less.

Leicester remained 17th with 31 points from 34 games, one point ahead of 18th-placed Sunderland but Nigel Pearson's side have played a game more.

Drogba told Sky Sport "I think maybe we are scared to win the league, two wins and then we get the trophy but this one was difficult. We have to give credit to Leicester.

"In the second half we came back and we wanted to make sure the game against Crystal Palace is the one that gives us the league.

"We don't get enough credit. We are top of the league, we have the most points and people find us boring."