EFL CUP 3rd Round: Leicester City 2 Chelsea 4 (AET)
King Power Stadium. Filbert Way, Leicester LE2 7FL
Son of a Pitch became Daughter of a Pitch for the night as Missy and I went down the KP for her first ‘top flight’ match (although it was a cup game obv). Despite her confusion over the teams changing ends (!), Missy had a brilliant night. It was a great game tbh. Leicester ran the first half and were on top until Chelsea eventually took over once they put Diego Costa on. He harassed and bullied the Leicester defenders into submission, softening them up for Chelsea’s eventual, pretty easy victory. I’ve never seen Costa play in the flesh before and his power, running and hold-up play provided a perfect all-round centre forward display.
(All photographs by Missy Richardson).