The Chelsea Development Squad have suffered their first defeat since the end of October with a 2-1 loss to Leicester City at Holmes Park in the Premier League 2.
Striker Charlie Brown was again on the scoresheet for Joe Edwards’ men but it was not enough as the home side battled to victory in the Midlands.
Chelsea hit the crossbar in the opening few minutes of the match, when Juan Castillo’s cross was fumbled by home keeper Viktor Johansson and George McEachran saw his effort strike the bar.
The home side took the lead midway through the half when Tyrese Shade played in Callum Wright to place a shot into the corner of the net.
Leicester City defender Alex Pascanu then cleared a Martell Taylor-Crossdale effort off the line before Brown tapped in an equaliser from close range.
Chelsea found themselves trailing once again just after half-time when an effort from Shade took a wicked deflection and found its way into the net.
Edwards’ side searched hard for the equalising goal which would have seen their unbeaten run continue but they failed to really trouble home keeper Johansson as the match ended 2-1 in the home side’s favour.
Chelsea are back in action on 7 January when Blackburn Rovers are the visitors to The Recreation Ground.