Chelsea got off to a strong start after defeating Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, and Ben Chilwell scored against his former team by volleying in from a tight angle.
In the space of two minutes, Chelsea’s Joao Felix and Leicester’s Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall both hit the post, and Felix later had a goal disallowed for offside by the video assistance referee.
Following Ricardo Pereira’s brilliant win of the ball from the sluggish Felix outside the area, Patson Daka rifled home an incredible equalizer.
But six minutes into the first half’s extra time, Kai Havertz pounced on a wonderful dinked finish following Enzo Fernandez’s deft aerial ball.
Mykhailo Mudryk thought he had scored the Blues’ first goal after the break, but it was ruled that he was offside.
Mateo Kovacic sealed the win as he volleyed in from Mudryk’s header.
The sliding Foxes, who ended with 10 men following Wout Faes’ late dismissal for a second booking, now just sit one