Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, continued his rich form in front of goal scoring in the League Cup for Leicester City this season with a 74th minute equalizer in the first-leg tie against Aston Villa at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday.
However, ex-Liverpool and Leicester City star Heskey has questioned why Brenda Rodgers did not bring on Iheanacho the field earlier into the encounter not when he replaced Ayoze Perez in the 69th minute but the Super Eagles forward found back of the net five minutes later to salvage the home side from losing.
"But since I've come in his confidence has grown an grown and we believe in him and believe in his talent and this season he has really come to the fore. Ezri Konsa has got brain dazzled", Villa manager Dean Smith said.
Villa, playing without a recognised striker, defended in numbers to frustrate the Foxes.
The draw is now delicately ready for the return game at Villa Park on January 28, with the winners likely to face Manchester City at Wembley after their first leg victory against Manchester United on Tuesday.
The victor will play Manchester City or Manchester United in the final.
Villa keeper Oerjan Nyland claims a cross under pressure from Leicester's Jonny Evans and Çağlar Söyüncü.
Rodgers added: "Let's not be anxious too much about the past".
Villa will stump up £110,000 per week in wages to land Drinkwater on loan, as the Blues play on Villa's desperation to bolster their midfield.
"There's a real good work ethic and a drive about the players that I want to continue".
Meantime, the Foxes are in the middle of their best season since overcoming 5,000-1 odds to win the Prem in 2016, now in second place behind league leaders Liverpool.
Yet the match got to halftime with the visitors still in the lead. Nigerian Ndidi missed last night's Carabao Cup semi-final, first leg and Foxes boss Rodgers said: "Wilf took a knock in training yesterday, which unfortunately means he might need a slight operation".
Leicester struggled to regroup and Villa nearly doubled their lead three minutes before the break.