LONDON, Sporting Alert – Leicester City, Liverpool and Arsenal all lead in their English League Cup – EFL Cup – match at halftime.
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Defending EPL champions Leicester City lead fellow Premier League rivals Chelsea 2-1, following a pair of goals from Shinji Okazaki.
The hard-working attacker opened the scoring in the 17th minute when he headed home from a tight angle, before making it 2-0 in the 34th minute with another finish that was unsuccessfully cleared off the line by the Blues.
Chelsea gave themselves a lifeline just before the halftime whistle when centre-back Gary Cahill headed home a deep cross from the right-hand side of the field.
At The City Ground, travellers Arsenal lead Nottingham Forest 1-0 after summer recruit Granit Xhaka put the Premier League side ahead.
Gunners manager Arsene Wenger made several changes to his side from the last outing, but its all the Premier League side at the moment.
Liverpool lead Derby County 1-0, courtesy of a goal by Ragnar Klavan from a corner kick taken by Philippe Coutinho, which was poorly handled by Derby County.
In other halftime scores, Newcastle United lead Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0, ten-man Reading lead Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0, while Everton are trailing Norwich City 1-0.
EFL CUP HALF-TIME SCORES
Bournemouth 0-1 Preston
Brighton 0-1 Reading
Derby 0-1 Liverpool
Everton 0-1 Norwich
Leeds 0-0 Blackburn
Leicester 2-1 Chelsea
Newcastle 2-0 Wolves
Nottingham Forest 0-1 Arsenal