Brendan Rodgers has taken full responsibility for the error that led to Chelsea’s goal following Leicester City’s Match Day 2 stalemate at the Stamford Bridge, Soccernet.ng reports.
Chelsea youngster Mason Mount robbed Wilfried Ndidi right at the edge of the Leicester City area while the Nigeria international dithered, then blasted home a staggered finish less than ten minutes into the game.
Y̶e̶s̶ No Ndidi!😬 Mason Mount picks the pocket and scores his first senior goal for Chelsea!
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) August 18, 2019
Ndidi shook off the early disappointment, however, to put in a brilliant performance capping it with a fine headed goal shortly after the hour mark.
Wilfred Ndidi SCORES to make amend for Leicester City an hour after gifting Chelsea the opener.
— Soar Super Eagles (@SSE_NGA) August 18, 2019
After the game, Leicester boss absolved the Nigerian enforcer of any blame, and claimed the fault as all his.
“It is my fault, the mistake [that led to Chelsea’s goal], because I ask my players to build in the game. But it was a brilliant response,” Brendan Rodgers told Match of the Day as monitored by Soccernet.ng
“We were outstanding in the second half but didn’t win the game. We came out with a positive mindset and had chances to put it to bed.
“The most important thing is getting the players into those positions. It’s still very early in the season. In the second half, I thought we were very good. We will look for three points next week.”
The former Liverpool manager also had words of encouragement for the young Chelsea manager as he continues in search of his first league win as the Blues boss.
“Frank [Lampard] will do great here. It’s just time, stability and constant work,” Rodgers said.