The FA Cup looks set to get dripped in Blue as Leicester City searches for their first silverware in six years against Chelsea. The match schedules for Saturday at Wembley Stadium with kickoff at 7:15 pm.
The Wembley sets to come alive with over 21,000 spectators cleared to grace the stands. The Foxes take part in their fifth final with their search for a maiden FA Cup crown. On the other, it marks Chelsea’s 15th appearance on the occasion while searching for their ninth triumph.
Brendan Rodger’s men booked a spot in the FA Cup finals after dumping Southampton 1-0 following a second-half Iheanacho’s strike.
Thomas Tuchel’s men ended Pep Guardiola’s dream of a quadruple in the final four to book a spot in the 140th FA Cup final.
Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal propelled the Foxes into their first FA Cup final since 1969. It has been a steady rise to the top for the Foxes coupled with a Premier League title win in the past decade. Rodgers remains hopeful of filling the trophy cabinet soon.
In contrast, Thomas Tuchel can witness an unexpected first stay at the Stamford Bridge coupled with a final spot in the Champions League. However, the side comes off a disappointing 1-0 loss to Arsenal following a mistake by Jorginho. Last year saw the Blues fall for the same in the FA Cup final.
Leicester City vs. Chelsea Head to Head
Both sides have 18 games against each other, with Leicester City taking three wins while Chelsea with ten wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal
- Man City 1-2 Chelsea
- Chelsea 2-0 Real Madrid
- Chelsea 2-0 Fulham
- Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea
- Man United 1-2 Leicester City
- Leicester City 2-4 Newcastle United
- Southampton 1-1 Leicester City
- Leicester 2-1 Crystal Palace
- Foxes 3-0 West Brom
Leicester City Team News
Injury absentees ahead of the finals include James Justin and Harvey Barnes with knee injuries. In addition, Wes Morgan misses out with a back injury issue. A major injury boost for Rodgers is Johnny Evans, who shakes off a foot injury to join Soyuncu and Wesley Fofana.
Chelsea Team News
Jorginho gets a chance for redemption after a mishap leading to their recent loss while Ng’olo Kante continues battling an Achilles injury. There are hopes for Mateo Kovacic to shake off a thigh problem to make the squad.
Prediction and Odds
We expect an intriguing clash with both sides showing quality to lift the FA Cup final this Saturday.
- Chelsea Win
- Both Teams to Score
- Goals Over 2.5