Leicester City legend reveals how he got his brutal revenge on Chelsea

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Leicester City legend Andy King has revealed how he got his revenge on Chelsea.

The 31-year-old midfielder who’s currently on loan with Championship side Huddersfield, came up as a youngster in the Chelsea academy, having been with the Blues from 1998 to 2004.

King was released as a 16-year-old from the Chelsea academy as he wasn’t deemed good enough. He went on to become a hero for the Foxes and won the Premier League in 2016.

For King, the guard of honour given to him by the Chelsea players felt like revenge to the club who didn’t deem him to be good enough.

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“In the last game of the 2016 season we played Chelsea away,” King told Matt Piper’s Positive Vibes podcast.

“I was at Chelsea as a kid and got released when I was 16 and came to Leicester. They obviously thought I wasn’t going to play in their first team which is fair enough.

“But I went back 11 years later and we got a guard of honour going on to the pitch because we were Premier League winners.

“To go back to the club that said: ‘You’re not going to play in our first team,’ and them have to make a guard of honour for us to walk down as Premier League champions, that’s one of my favourite games as well.”

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