Leicester 2-4 Chelsea (AET): Fabregas double seals comeback to send Foxes out
Shinji Okazaki put the champions in command but a superb comeback saw the Blues progress with the midfielder scoring twice after the hosts had been reduced to 10 men
Chelsea recovered from two goals down to beat Leicester 4-2 at the King Power Stadium thanks to two goals in extra-time from Cesc Fabregas.
The visitors’ defence was highly culpable as Shinji Okazaki ended a 13-game goal drought with two first-half goals for the Premier League champions, but two of Antonio Conte’s back four were able to make amends either side of the interval.
Captain Gary Cahill headed home a Fabregas corner in first-half stoppage time before Cesar Azpilicueta – who tried in vain to hack both Okazaki goals off the line – elevated a pulsating match further with a spectacular long-range volley in the 49th minute.