Ahead of Chelsea's trip to The King Power for the F.A. Cup quarter-final this Sunday afternoon, we take a look at which players have represented both clubs.
The two Premier League clubs have had their deals down the years and some stand out more than others.
The most obvious link between the two clubs. The French midfielder moved to west London in the summer of 2016 after being a pivotal part of Leicester City and their title winning team.
Kante has had much success since his move to Stamford Bridge. Winning successive Premier League’s at Leicester and Chelsea, an F.A. Cup and the Europa League has made the ball winning midfielder’s trophy cabinet a lot more decorated.
Kante has had to adjust at Chelsea recently. The midfielder has had to occupy a different role at the Bridge, meaning his attacking capabilities have had to improve due to Jorginho landing a regular role in front of the back four.
The Kensington born footballer endured an extensive career at Stamford Bridge between 1990-2001. The midfielder’s success came at Chelsea after winning two F.A. Cups, this will remain a highlight in the career of wise after becoming triumphant in 1997 and 2000.
The move to the Midlands came directly from Chelsea when the 53-year old spent one season at Leicester. His time at Leicester was cut short after being sacked in in 2002. A pre-season tour bust up between himself and Callum Davidson meant his time at The Foxes ended on a sour note.
Henry Wise, the son of Denis, plays his football at Watford. The 20-year old moved to the Hertfordshire club in 2019 after spells at QPR, Arsenal and Derby County at youth level.
The Journeyman goalkeeper endured a lengthy career which started from 1990 and ended in 2016. The Australian shot stopper only managed 10 appearances for both Leicester and Chelsea.
The two-time Australian footballer of the year had only won one league cup before 2013. Three years later, a Premier League winners medal was adopted at Leicester in 2016. The goalkeeper was also involved within the Chelsea side that won the title in 2014-15 but no winners medal was won due to Schwarzer not playing more than five Premier League games.
Schwarzer moved into the media industry in 2020 after being a regular on BT Sport for Premier League match days.
The defender retired from professional football in 2018 at Leicester City after being a huge part of their title winning season two years prior. A superb partnership was formed between himself and captain, Wes Morgan.
Huth joined the Chelsea academy in 2001 but after an impressive first year in London, the German was involved within the first team from then on until he left in 2006.
In February 2020, Huth was back in the news after saying to German newspaper, Der Tagesspiegel that he was ‘fed up’ of playing football after becoming ‘disillusioned’ with the game.
Along with Kante, Drinkwater was a huge part of Leicester’s title winning season. The two formed a formidable partnership in The Foxes midfield.
The Manchester United academy graduate moved to Chelsea during the era of Antonio Conte to progress his career. Despite the step up, Drinkwater did not stamp down a regular spot at Stamford Bridge.
Drinkwater became surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge and his moved up north on loan to Burnley last season. Since then the midfielder is now linking up with former blue John Terry, on loan until the end of the season at Aston Villa.