After a sad series of two victories in 15 games, Graham PotterThe Leicester side have won three in a row in all competitions and are 10th in the league standings with 37 points, while 16th-placed Leicester will now be looking over their shoulders with concern.
Highly confident after wins over Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund, the visitors headed the game’s first spell and drew blood in the 11th minute when Chilwell’s clean left-footed volley beat goalkeeper Danny Ward in his first post.
Chelsea were found guilty of slowing down after their opener, with striker Joao Felix losing the ball in his own half in the 39th minute. The ball popped for striker Patson Daka, who fired his effort past Kepa Arrizabalaga to level the score.
Leicester continued forward after the equaliser, but it was Chelsea who scored just before half-time when Enzo Fernandez played Havertz with a tricky chip, which the German lobbed over Ward’s head and into the net .
The hosts did not let up on their intensity after the break and were denied an equalizer by a goal-line clearance from substitute Conor Gallagher, before Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall missed a five-yard effort to leave Chelsea off the hook .
Chelsea made the most of their lifeline as January signing Mykhailo Mudryk had a goal ruled out for offside before becoming provider for Kovacic, whose hard-hitting volley sealed all three points for the London club at the 78th minute.