There are only four games left in the season for Chelsea. If they win all of them they will finish in the top four, win the FA Cup and the Champions League as well. The first game of the final four is against Foxes in the FA Cup final.
While for Brenden Rodgers it will be a chance to show that he can win trophies in a competitive country like England. Also, it will be shown how much progress Leicester City have made under the former Liverpool manager.
The Blues summer signing would also want to win this one for Frank Lampard. It was after the 2-0 defeat to the Foxes that the decision to sack Lampard was made. On the other hand, Brendon Rodgers would be keen to again hurt Chelsea by beating them in the final.
Analysis: Chelsea vs Leicester City
There could be trouble for the Blues and his men in this game. Just this week Arsenal showed the world how to stop the juggernaut with Thomas Tuchel in command of it. Chelsea were struggling to create meaningful chances as the Gunners sat back and defended deep.
Also, this was for the second time in consecutive games, that Blues made a defensive mistake and conceded. It is likely that Brendon Rodgers must have seen how Arsenal managed to keep this Chelsea team quiet for so long.
They will try to create chances by running in behind their defence and by constantly pressing them. For the Blues, chances will come when the Foxes will press them because they have often shown that they are able to beat the oppositions’ press to open up teams.
When and Where?
Chelsea and Leicester City will play the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on 15.04.2021 at 9:45 PM.
Team News and Injury Update
Matteo Kovacic is still out for the Blues while Christian Pulisic is a doubt for the game.
Predicted Line Up: Kepa Arrizabalaga; Thiago Silva, Antonio RIdiger, Andreas Christensen; Ben Chilwell, Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho; Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner.
Wes Morgan, Harvey Barnes, Cengiz Under, James Justin, and Johnny Evans all are ruled out for the game.
Precited Line Up:Kasper Schmeichel; Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, Wesley Fofana; Timothy Castagne, Ricardo Pereira, Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans; James Maddison, Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy.
Head to Head Stats: Chelsea vs Leicester City
This will be the Blues’ 15th appearance in the FA Cup final, only Arsenal and Manchester United have made more appearances. While for the Foxes this will be their 5th appearance in the FA Cup final.
Total: 118, Chelsea: 57, Leicester City: 34, Draw: 27.
Though the Frenchman is known for his defensive excellence but under Tuchel he has managed to take his game to the next level. Kante is now very much able to win the ball higher up the pitch which has helped the Blues a lot.
The Englishman’s experience will be the key for the Foxes. Not only this his running in behind the opposition’s defence will also help his team a lot. He will be a big source of chance creation, with his experience he is unlikely to panic considering it is a final.
12th Man Prediction: Chelsea 2 vs Leicester City
The Blues have a lot of firepower on the bench as well. Also with their top players back, Tuchel will be looking to use Arsenal’s defeat as fuel to win the game. While the Foxes have the quality of hurting them but still Chelsea are a bit superior to them.