Chelsea came back after conceding 2 goals to win 4-2 over the defending champions Leicester city. Fabregas scored a brace while Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta scored 1 each to inspire chelsea to a dramatic victory.
Conte chose 4-4-2 line up and started off in a defensive manner.Chelsea dominated most of the possession as Leicester were sitting back, letting their visitors have the lion’s share of possession and come at them. There was no sign of them attacking on the break. 17 minutes into the game chelsea went a goal down having given the ball away cheaply again. Okazaki ends his goal drought to put the hosts a goal up. It was a quite comical series of errors which led to that Chelsea goal.Having been dominated until they scored, Leicester were now very much on the front foot.Leicester city double their lead, with Shinji Okazaki bagging his second with a very tidy finish after excellent work from Andy King.Chelsea fans were in a state of trauma as their team put up a disappointing performance in the first half. But Conte proved why he’s the chosen one for chelsea.
Chelsea won a corner, which Fabregas swung in from the right. Having given Wes Morgan the slip, Gary Cahill scored with a powerful header from deep that crept in at the near post. The teams may be far from full strength, but it was an entertaining half of football nonetheless. Azpilicueta scored with the sweetest of right-footed volleys from the edge of the penalty area, leaving Zieler standing flat-footed and gazing in admiration. It all stemmed from that Leicester corner, from which Chelsea broke up the field. It was a sensational equalizer from the full-back. After an entertaining hour both teams went into extra time to decide who will go through.
It was here cesc fabregas showed why he is considered one of the best midfielders in the modern era. Fabregas taunted those who didn’t want extra time with a goal inside two minutes of the restart. It was a move of scintillating speed on the edge of the Leicester penalty area, which culminated with the Spaniard pouncing to blast home after sprinting on to a ball trapped on his behalf by Diego Costa. Leicester’s defenders were left completely bamboozled there. Fabregas did it again, scoring inside the fourth minute of extra time. He was waiting in an expanse of space in the Leicester penalty area to pounce on a poor punch from Zieler. His first touch was sublime and teed him up for his second: a rasping drive past the goalkeeper. Chelsea were through to the next round as Leicester were devastated after going up 2 goals and losing.