Leicester boss Puel defends Schmeichel for Chelsea Cup victor

Leicester Chelsea FA Cup BBC

Leicester Chelsea FA Cup BBC

Alvaro Morata of Chelsea celebrates as he scores their first goal with Willian and Eden Hazard during The Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on March 18, 2018 in Leicester, England.

But Leicester's Jamie Vardy smashed in from close range to force extra-time.

Yet, for all Antonio Conte's complaints this season about his side's strength in depth, the Italian was able to call on Pedro to turn the game in Chelsea's favour when he headed home former Leicester favourite N'Golo Kante's cross.

"We must be pleased for the character we showed in this game against a really good team", Conte said.

Chelsea, who were beaten by Arsenal in the 2017 decider, were favourably drawn with Premier League strugglers Southampton in the semi-finals.

"Is he going to start with a forward?"

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Morata had a point to prove after being left out of the Spain squad on Friday just three months ahead of the World Cup.

The Spanish striker scored on a counterattack minutes before the break. But the most important thing is for us to fight until the end in every competition.

"I think that for us our target is to try and do our best".

The visitors were happy to take their chances on the counter-attack in the second period as they began to feel the after-effects of their run around at Barcelona in midweek.

Gabbiadini had the chance to make it 2-0 from the penalty spot with just under 20 minutes remaining, but Walton saved his spot kick.

However, Puel says his side were better than their opponents and deserved to go through, and thinks their showing demonstrates how his players have improved since his arrival.

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