The third round of the English Football League Cup gave us a tantalising treat, with Leicester City welcoming Chelsea to King Power.
Bendtner, who now plays for Nottingham Forest faced his old team Arsenal. And Derby County welcomed Liverpool.
Leicester saw a two-goal lead slip, before Fabregas ensured Chelsea progress with a brace. Arsenal went to work on Nottingham, with Perez notching a brace. Liverpool also turned in a beautiful performance against the Rams, following their 2-1 EPL win over blues.
Fabregas Completes Chelsea’s Comeback
Chelsea staged an incredible comeback at King Power stadium after going behind by two goals, with Fabregas providing the winning goals.
The blues went behind due to defensive errors, with Shini Okazaki getting the better of Begovic two different times.
However, Cahill and Azpilicueta redeemed the defenders, with Cahill heading in a Fabregas corner before the end of the first half. Four minutes into the second half saw Azpilicueta send in a bullet of a shot from long range.
The foxes were forced to play the thirty minutes of extra time with just 10 men after Wasilewski was sent off.
Fabregas turned up for Chelsea in extra time and was on the end of a neat exchange with Hazard, which ended with the Spaniard’s first goal.
Two minutes later it was Fabregas again, latching on to a loose ball to complete his brace and put the game beyond doubt.
Perez Gets Two In Riot Of Nottingham Forrest
New signing Lucas Perez finally got his first goal for Arsenal, after scoring two goals against Nottingham in the EFL cup.
Xhaka opened the scoring in the 23rd minute with a thunder strike from 25 yards out. The second half saw former Deportivo La Coruna man score his first goal for the guns, converting from the spot.
The striker then got his second with a wonderful solo effort. Oxlade-Chamberlain completed the win in injury time.
Coutinho Shines For Liverpool In Win Over Rams
Coutinho was the star for Liverpool against Derby County, with the Brazilian scoring a goal and assisting two.
Ragnar Klavan opened the scoring before the half-hour mark, capitalising on a defensive error.
The second half saw Liverpool score two goals in four minutes. Coutinho scoring a one on one, before setting up Origi to mirror him from an acute angle.