Leicester City looked set for advancement in the English League Cup after the first half, but oh how things can change in football.
Shinji Okazaki scored every seventeen minutes in the first half to put the defending English champions two goals to the good over struggling Chelsea.
However, it would prove two things to be true in the second half, the first that a 2-0 lead is the most dangerous in football and that nothing is ever decided until the final whistle.
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas led his side in a dramatic fight back that would see opening second half goals from Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta would bring the match level and set the tone for the next 45 minutes.
Leicester City failed to get back into the game and an 89th minute sending off for defender Marcin Wasilewski typified their second half frustrations.
Their frustrations were then put to the sword by Cesc Fabregas as the Spanish midfield whom has looked a fringe player under Antonio Conte scored twice in stoppage time to see the Blues victorious 2-4 at the King Power Stadium.
A night that looked so promising, turned out to be just another frustrating disappointment on the season as the Foxes were chased out of the League Cup in the Third Round.
Leicester Player Ratings
Ron-Robert Zieler: Was on point for the most part, but could do nothing about the majority of the goals that were slotted home past him. – 7
Danny Simpson: A solid performance from the returning fullback on the night as he grew into the game and kept Pedro in check. – 7
Marcin Wasilewski: Lack of playing time recently has seen him get a bit out of sync and there can be no complaints about his Red Card. – 5
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Wes Morgan: The aging defender did well against Chelsea’s more youthful attacking threats. – 7
Ben Chilwell: It is easy to see why he was subject of several bids this summer, solid display and has a bright future for the Foxes. – 7
Demarai Gray: Looked very impressive when running full tilt at the Chelsea defense. – 7
Andy King: A solid composed performance from the midfielder and did well setting up Okazaki for his second goal. – 7
Danny Drinkwater: Continues to show his importance to the Foxes this season with another standout display as he is the first man on the team sheet. – 8
Jeffrey Schlupp: Seeing him back in action reminded us all of his pace and power. Still needs to get his final ball down and he could become unplayable. – 7
Shinji Okazaki: Hard work and tenacity paid off as two goals in the opening 35 minutes, but it was just not enough. – 8
Ahmed Musa: Set up the first goal of the night with an excellent cross, and his movement gave the Blues some trouble at the back during his time on the pitch. – 7
Leicester now have to bounce back and get ready as the big games just keep coming as they travel to Old Trafford on Saturday.