"I appreciate a lot this player because he is a really good player, Vardy".
It's not often players hit back at their fans and unfortunately for Courtois he can probably expect some backlash for his comments.
Chelsea, now with the man advantage, began to exert more pressure on their visitors who were now playing deeper and trying to deny the hosts any space.
On the negative side, while Antonio Conte's squad have remained relatively unscathed by injury there is a creeping sense of unease among Chelsea supporters that the lack of respite is starting to affect the Blues boss and his players.
It promises to be another exciting afternoon in the Premier League with Chelsea, Leicester, Newcastle and more in action.
Chelsea, who had Gary Cahill leave the field in the 33rd minute with what appeared to be a hamstring injury, applied pressure after that but rarely threatened Kasper Schmeichel, who easily clawed away a free kick from Marcos Alonso in injury time.
The reliance on chief creators Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas to provide an opening is clear but when those two are suffering with heavy legs, as they were here, that becomes a major problem. We no longer see Chelsea overloading the opposition defence. Leicester were the better side and created more opportunities, excelling in the first half before dropping much deeper after the break. He was asked to protect the back four so he wouldn't be able to get forward as much as he did when he played domestic games. "But there is something odd if, after the first game we lost against Burnley, the press pushed quickly to sack me for another coach".
Still, they sit solidly in the middle with 8 wins, 8 losses, and a goal difference of +2. Watford are also struggling for form but they guarantee goals, with their 22 league games producing an eye-watering 71 goals so far, and we fancy their greater firepower can seal victory at Vicarage Road.