Leicester 1-2 Chelsea: Pedro the match-winner sends the Blues to Wembley as soon as once more

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Pedro got here off the bench to ship Chelsea by means of to the FA Cup semi-finals for the second yr in a row.

The Blues had taken the lead by means of Alvaro Morata’s first purpose of 2018, after the Spaniard collected Willian’s luxurious move.

Nevertheless, a scrappy Jamie Vardy equaliser was sufficient to take the sport into additional time.

However it was Pedro who rose highest to move dwelling an N’Golo Kante cross, and ship Antonio Conte’s males to Wembley.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

In a primary half that was notably stale, Willian managed to spark the tie into life. The Brazilian picked the ball up in his personal half and drove away from the problem of Ndidi. His tempo and ability was electrical, drawing defenders to him in a fevered state of panic. To not be deterred, he slipped a luxurious move into the trail of Alvaro Morata, who duly tucked away his first purpose of 2018.

STAR MAN – N’GOLO KANTE

The France worldwide very hardly ever delivers a perfroamnce under an eight/10, however he was notably spectacular on Sunday afternoon. Returning to a freezing chilly King Energy Stadium, the midfielder broke up Leicester’s rhythm beautifully and was glorious at bringing the ball out from deep. And simply when it appeared like he could not do sufficient on the pitch, he additionally popped up with the essential help for Pedro.

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What the managers are saying

Antonio Conte praised the character of his side and claimed Chelsea derserved to make it to the semi-finals: “I feel we should be happy with the character that we confirmed.

“It wasn’t easy to play against Leicester because I think they are a good team with great players and we must pay great attention, especially when we are attacking because they have very good players who attack the space and the defensive line.”

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