This weekend Leicester City, the 2016 Premier League champions, will square off against the trophy-holders of last season, Chelsea, in what could soon be the historic Leicester City vs Chelsea match.
Both teams have put in historic seasons. For Leicester, they became the first team to win the title after sitting in last place during the previous season’s winter break. For Chelsea, they became the first team to lose more than six of their opening 12 matches after winning the title the first year.
These were two very different tales.
However, in both cases, they provided some of the most entertaining soccer for fans throughout the season. Whether the teams were playing against each other or one of the other Premiership sides, they were making headlines.
In fact, these teams are so connected that the kick that won Leicester the league came from Eden Hazard, to tie Tottenham 2-2 to keep the Spurs out of the race.
But the club connection goes back further than this season. From the soon-to-be-archives of soccer history comes this classic match up.
I won’t ruin the highlights with a text description; I’ll leave that for the video. This 2007 clash in the League Cup provided to be one of the most entertaining matches of the tournament, and that was before anyone in America had ever heard of Leicester City.
No Vardy, no Mahrez. But they still put up a fight.