Chelsea will look to continue our excellent form at the King Power Stadium when we travel there to face Leicester City in our final game of the Premier League season today.
Since the Foxes made the switch from Filbert Street in 2002, the Blues have visited their home ground on seven occasions and suffered only one defeat, a 2-1 loss in Leicester’s Premier League-winning campaign in 2015/16.
But apart from that loss, Chelsea fans have had plenty to smile about after our other six visits to the King Power.
Premier League – January 2004
Chelsea had good reason to enjoy our first visit to the then-Walkers Stadium in 2003/04 as we recorded our biggest-ever away win against the newly-promoted Foxes. The Blues went ahead after 12 minutes when Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink flicked in Joe Cole’s low cross with his heel and the Dutchman then saw his free-kick just before half-time deflect in off Nikos Dabizas. Late goals by Adrian Mutu and Celestine Babayaro sealed a 4-0 win as Leicester were relegated for the second time in three seasons.
Premier League – April 2015
Leicester staged a great escape in the 2014/15 season when they won seven of their last nine games to avoid relegation, with their only defeat coming at the hands of champions-elect Chelsea. Marc Albrighton gave the hosts the lead late in the first half but Didier Drogba, with the last of his 164 goals for the Blues, levelled early in the second half before a John Terry flick and a thunderous strike by Ramires secured a 3-1 victory which put us within touching distance of the title.
EFL Cup – September 2016
Chelsea staged a magnificent comeback, coming from two goals down to eliminate Leicester in the third round of the EFL Cup. A brace by Shinji Okazaki gave the Foxes a 2-0 lead after 34 minutes but Gary Cahill pulled one back in first-half stoppage time before a sensational volley by Cesar Azpilicueta just after the interval levelled the score. The hosts had Marcin Wasilewski sent off late in regulation time and Cesc Fabregas then struck twice in three minutes in extra-time to seal a 4-2 win.