- Chelsea have qualified for the semi final of the 2017/18 English FA Cup
- The Blues defeated Leicester City 2-1 on Sunday, March 18, to reach the last four
Premier League champions Chelsea have qualified for the semi final of the 2017/18 English FA Cup after beating Leicester City 2-1 in the quarter final match played on Sunday at the King Power Stadium.
But the Blues labored to get their win as they were forced to extra time before Pedro Rodriquez headed home the winner for Antonio Conte's men.
Chelsea started the match aggressive knowing fully well that winning the FA Cup title is the only hope they have this season.
Morata scoring the first goal for Chelsea (photo: Guardian)
Spanish striker Alvaro Morata netted the first goal for the Blues in the 42nd minute as he benefited from a superb run made by Willian.
The hosts tried to restore parity before the half time break, but they could not as Chelsea goalie Wilfredo Caballero was superb in his department.
But his wings were finally clipped in the 76th minute when Rihad Mahrez made a superb cross for Jamie Vardy to score the equalizer.
Jamie Vardy celebrating his goal against Chelsea (photo: Guardian)
The match eventually went into extra time as the regular 90th minute ended 1-1 at the King Power Stadium.
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Kante made a superb cross in the 105th minute, and Leicester City goalie Kasper Schmeichel came out to save, but he missed and Pedro headed home the winning goal for Chelsea.
Southampton have also qualified for the semi final of the English FA Cup after beating Wigan 2-0 in their own match.
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