The defender has signed a seven-year contract at Stamford Bridge, the Blues confirmed on Wednesday.
Fofana, who value an preliminary £70million, joins Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella as defensive reinforcements for boss Thomas Tuchel this summer time.
He helped the Foxes win the FA Cup, for the primary time of their historical past, in 2021 and made 52 appearances for the membership.
It ends a switch saga which Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers admitted had helped to derail his aspect’s Premier League season already.
Fofana, who has recovered from a critical damaged leg he suffered in pre-season final 12 months, had pushed to affix Tuchel’s aspect and failed to show up for coaching with the Foxes earlier this month.
The defender was unnoticed of his now former aspect’s two most up-to-date matches, together with a defeat at Chelsea earlier this month, and Fofana took situation with the way in which Rodgers spoke so overtly about this example whereas he, himself, was compelled to stay quiet.
In an emotional message to Chelsea followers on Instagram he wrote: ‘Throughout these two seasons right here, I’ve in all probability skilled essentially the most intense moments of my younger soccer profession. I’ve grown as a participant but in addition as a person.
‘Thanks to you, Foxes followers, on your kindness and your fixed help, even within the moments you have been led to consider I didn’t respect the membership. I’ll always remember how we vibrated, exulted or cried, collectively… I’ll always remember you.
‘I selected to not talk throughout this switch window regardless of all of the criticism and all the usually false and deceptive feedback, even once they have been coming from the membership. I understood and I discovered.
‘I didn’t wish to harm the picture of the establishment and I selected to take it slightly than reply. I thank High for his understanding, due to the managers, to the coach who has all the time appreciated me, even when he selected to show me lots these days… I received it coach.
‘Because of the employees for his or her belief, their recommendation and naturally, their help throughout my damage and my restoration interval. There have been ups and downs however I by no means cheated, you will be positive of that.
‘Thanks to all of the individuals who work right here on a regular basis, you’re the soul of this membership ! Lastly, due to my teammates, my brothers, the Foxes troopers. We’ll meet once more, on a soccer discipline or someplace else.’
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