Leicester bewildered by Chelsea pressure

The English Champions, Leicester city hopes of beating Chelsea to progress in EFL cup were yesterday trashed during the extra time after the two teams played 90 minutes checkmate 2-2 goals.

Leicester opened the scoring with a fantastic header from a tight angle by Okasaki before the same player grabbed a brace before the half time.

Gary Cahill nodded in before the break as Cesar Azpilicueta  ensured that the two teams progress to extra time with a long-range effort before Foxes defender Marcin Wasilewski was sent off.

Fabregas’ clipped finish put Chelsea ahead early in the first extra period and a powerful shot sealed the win.

“I am happy with our performance until 2-0. We started very well and we were in control of the match. Chelsea had more possession but we were very smart and clever to score twice,” said Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri

“The key was when we conceded a goal on the last corner of the half – we lost two dangerous men, Luiz and Cahill.

“In extra time I said stay together and close the space, but Fabregas scored and it was very difficult for us.”

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte applauded his players saying that none of them was ready to let him down for they are fighting to prove to him that selecting the player was a right choice.

“It’s important when I call someone to play and they show me my choice is not wrong,” Conte said.

“I am pleased for Cesc because he played a good game, he showed me great commitment in the training sessions. I am satisfied when I see this behaviour.

“This is the right way and I want my players to create good competition and, game by game, give me the opportunity to choose the best line-up.”

Today’s fixtures

The premier league leaders who have not lost any match so far, Manchester city, will play tonight against the 15th placed Swansea city.

Manchester United have travelled to meet Northampton while Southampton host Crystal Palace  with West Ham United hoping to recover from 4-2 West Brom defeat.

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