Chelsea missed out on the opportunity to close the gap on third place Leicester City when they travelled to the King Power Stadium yesterday.
The Blues, who sit eight points behind The Foxes in fourth, opened the scoring in the early stages of the second half through an Antonio Rudiger header.
However, Leicester soon turned the game on its head thanks to goals from Harvey Barnes and Ben Chilwell.
Rudiger wasn’t done though as he popped up with another header on 71 minutes as his Chelsea side travelled back to London with a point under their belt.
Frank Lampard and his side were quick to return to the capital and after the Chelsea boss completed his media duties, he couldn’t leave without saying goodbye to Brendan Rodgers.
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That’s despite the Leicester boss being mid-way through his post-match press conference.
Preparing to answer a question about a handball claim Leicester had during the match, Lampard walked in, saying: “Sorry, sorry, excuse me. Brendan I’ve got to go because we’re shooting off.”
Rodgers, who initially took Lampard’s arrival by surprise, then got up to shake the Chelsea boss’ hand.
Lampard went on to add: “I didn’t want to be rude. It’s good to see you, all the best.”
Rodgers responded by telling the Chelsea boss to ‘have a nice break’ as both sides enjoy two weeks off.
He then joked that Lampard ‘must have a flight to catch’ as the latter apologetically hurried back out of the press conference.
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Great to see from Lampard there.
The Blues boss is doing well in his debut season as manager at Stamford Bridge with not only a top four finish in their sights but also a Champions League and FA Cup winners’ medal too.
As for Rodgers, this is his full season in charge of The Foxes and it looks more and more likely that the former Liverpool boss could guide his side to European football once more.
Chelsea welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge in their next game, two days after Leicester travel to Wolves.