Chelsea defeated Leicester City on Saturday 2-1 due to a brace by Raheem Sterling. The England player scored the first goal he scored since his arrival on the London team.

Raheem Sterling netted his debut goals with Chelsea after the club's PS47.5 million summer transfer away from Manchester City,

netting both in a 2-1 victory over Leicester in the 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea's victory, following the 3-0 defeat last week against Leeds at Elland Road,

was earned by a long and difficult process, which included the midfielder Conor Gallagher being sent off after just 28 minutes after two red cards.

This forced Chelsea to play with 10 players for over an hour. However, even though Leicester could have come away with a minimum of one point Sterling was the key to Thomas Tuchel's team.

Harvey Barnes pulled one back for Leicester just three minutes later then Ayoze Perez struck the crossbar in the closing moments

while the Foxes were looking to equalize however Sterling's goal was enough to win the game for Chelsea.

After being signed as the first significant new player in the squad following the Todd Boehly-led acquisition from Chelsea

at the end of summer of 2012, Sterling did not perform in his initial three games for Chelsea.

Raheem Sterling saves Chelsea

He finally hit the mark after scoring two goals in the game against Leicester who are at the foot of the table of the table after losing their first two games of the season.