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Capital One Cup: Cesc Fabregas helps Chelsea FC pip Leicester City 4-2

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 September 2016, 10:46 IST

Chelsea beat the reigning Premier League champions Leicester City 4-2 in the Capital One Cup on 21 September.

Until the stoppage time, Leicester City and Chelsea stood at two goals each. However, a brace from Cesc Fabregas in the stoppage time led Chelsea to the win at at the King Power Stadium.

Shinji Okazaki put the hosts in the lead, as he ended a 13-game goal drought with two first-half goals for Leicester City. However, Capatain Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta neutralised the two goal lead by scoring goals in the first half stoppage time and in the 49 minute respectively.

Leicester City were down to ten man as Marcin Wasilewski was shown a red card after he struck Costa with a forearm.

In the 92nd minute, a beautiful backheel pass from Eden Hazard saw Fabregas help the ball in the back of the net. Fabregas took advantage of a poor clearance by Leicester City goalkeeper Ron Robert Zieler and sealed the deal for Chelsea by scoring his second goal in the 94 minute.

This skillful performance by Fabregas will definitely help his image, as talks of him of moving away from Chelsea were doing the rounds.

An international news agency quoted Fabregas as saying, "I was happy to play from the start! Hopefully this will shut up a few journalists talking rubbish all the time."

"Conte said, "Cesc is Chelsea's player, I am happy about him, for his attitude and behaviour during training session," Goal quoted Chelsea boss Antonio Conte as saying.

First published: 21 September 2016, 10:46 IST
 
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