Cesc Fabregas scores two goals - Leicester City 2-4 Chelsea


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Round Three of the EFL Cup kicked off on Tuesday night, with 8 of 16 ties taking place and 8 clubs going forward into EFL Cup Round Four with the remaining matches taking place on Wednesday night. Winners include Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, and Arsenal.

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Tuesday 20th September 2016

AFC Bournemouth 2-3 Preston North End
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Reading 
Derby County 0-3 Liverpool 
Everton 0-2 Norwich City 
Leeds United 1-0 Blackburn Rovers 
Leicester City 2-4 Chelsea
Newcastle United 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 
Nottingham Forest 0-4 Arsenal 

Wednesday 21st September 2016

Fulham 1-2 Bristol City 
Northampton Town 1-3 Manchester United 
Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Sunderland 
Southampton 2-0 Crystal Palace 
Stoke City 1-2 Hull City 
Swansea City 1-2 Manchester City 
Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 Gillingham 
West Ham United 1-0 Accrington Stanley

EFL Cup Top Scorers as of 9.21.2016

Round Three of the EFL Cup produced a total of 50 goals across two nights, as 16 sides clashed for a spot in Round Four. To date Peter Crouch, Dean Bowditch, Jack Dunn, and Tammy abraham have each scored three goals in the first three rounds.

Peter Crouch, Stoke – 3 Goals scored0 Assists
Dean Bowditch, MK Dons – 3 Goals scored0 Assists
Jack Dunn, Morecambe – 3 Goals scored0 Assists
Tammy Abraham, Bristol City – 3 Goals scored0 Assists
Sandro, QPR – 3 Goals scored0 Assists
Simon Makienok, Preston – 3 Goals scored0 Assists
Tomer Hemed, Brighton – 2 Goals scored1 Assists
Oliver McBurnie, Swansea – 2 Goals scored, 1 Assist
Sergi Canos, Norwich – 2 Goals scored1 Assists
Lucas Pérez, Arsenal – 2 Goals scored1 Assists
Eoin Doyle, Preston – 2 Goals scored1 Assists
Cesc Fàbregas, Chelsea – 2 Goals scored1 Assists
Cauley Woodrow, Fulham – 2 Goals scored1 Assists
Arouna Koné, Everton – 2 Goals scored0 Assists
Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool – 2 Goals scored0 Assists
Paul McCallum, Leyton Orient – 2 Goals scored0 Assists
Christian Eriksen, Tottenham – 2 Goals scored0 Assists
Shinji Okazaki, Leicester – 2 Goals scored0 Assists
Adama Diomande, Hull – 2 Goals scored0 Assists
Ryan Lowe, Crewe – 2 Goals scored0 Assists
Pérez, Newcastle - 2 Goals scored, 0 Assists
Jerry Yates, Rotherham – 2 Goals scored, 0 Assists
Tom Nichols, Peterborough – 2 Goals scored, 0 Assists
Chris Wood, Leeds – 2 Goals scored, 0 Assists
Anthony Stokes, Blackburn – 2 Goals scored, 0 Assists

Match Report - Leicester City 2-4 Chelsea

Shinji Okazaki's header and instinctive strike put Leicester in front as Okazaki netted his first brace for Leicester after failing to score in his previous 13 games for the Foxes.

Gary Cahill nodded in for Chelsea before the break, Cesar Azpilicueta equalized, and Cesc Fabregas scored twice in extra time as Chelsea came from two goals down to beat a 10-man Leicester City and reach the EFL Cup fourth round.

Foxes defender Marcin Wasilewski was sent off for elbowing Diego Costa a costly mistake by Wasilewski in the hard-fought match.

Chelsea deserved the win but Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri can be encouraged by his side's focused performance for much of the game reminding fans of the teams skill in attacking and defending that earned the Leicester the Premier League title last season.

"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 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 have scored in every game this season for boss Antonio Conte. After scoring a brace, Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas was named man of the match.

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

Leicester return to Premier League action at the weekend traveling to Manchester United on Saturday. Chelsea hope to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Liverpool when they travel to Arsenal on Saturday.


The draw for EFL Cup Round Four took place following the conclusion of Wednesday’s last tie at Sixfields. Northampton Town hosted Manchester United and the draw for the next round took place once the result of the match was confirmed with Man United emerging the winner. 

Fourth Round ties will take place on the week beginning 24 October.

Old arch-rivals Manchester United and Manchester City will compete in the League Cup rematch of the Manchester Derby after Man United saw off League One Northampton and Man City won 2-1 on Wednesday at Swansea. City won the derby on September 10 between rival managers Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola’s titan sides.

City won the EPL Cup last campaign defeating Liverpool on penalties. The Sky Blues have won all their matches under Guardiola this season. Mourinho's United ended a run of three successive defeats that had started with the 2-1 Manchester Derby loss to City.

West Ham will host London rivals Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur  travel to Liverpool. Chelsea beat Premier League champions Leicester City 4-2 in extra time on Tuesday.

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Round 4 ties will be played in the week commencing 24th October 2016.

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