Chelsea VS Leicester City FA CUP Final: Detailed Preview: Possible Line Ups: Team News: Kick Off: Form and More.

 


Daggers are drawn in Wembley on Saturday as the blues slug it out with the foxes in the 140th final of the oldest cup competition in the world, The blues are hoping to make this their first of two major trophies they win this season as they also have the UEFA Champions League final in view on the 29th of May, Chelsea are in the final for the 2nd consecutive time in a row loosing to the gunners in last season's FA Cup showpiece under Frank Lampard but fans of the blues are eagerly expectant of a clinching FA Cup Triumph this season due to the turn of fortunes the blues have been experiencing under Thomas Tuchel.

The foxes have never won the trophy, having lost on all four occasions, the last time they were in the final was in the 60's, 1969 loosing to Manchester City to be precise but the blues are hoping to make this their 9th FA Cup final win as they have been successful in this competition since the year 2000 and would want to make this their 7th FA Cup trophy since the start of the 2000's.



Brendan Roger's men defeated the saints, Southampton in the semi final while Thomas Tuchel's side ended the cityzens hope of a quadruple dream this season to book their spot in the 140th FA Cup final.

Both finalist are closely matched in the English Premier League with the foxes sitting 3rd on the log and the blues in 4th, In the 1st leg this season, Leicester City defeated Chelsea by 2-0 in January.

The blues would want their star performers in recent months to help them prosecute the final and help them clinch the trophy, Mason Mount, Ngolo kante would be notable and key figures in their quest for the FA Cup trophy, on the other hand for Leicester city players like Kelechi Iheanacho has been on a fierce form banging in goals which has helped pushed the foxes course forward both in the league and in this competition, other notable players the fans of the foxes would be banking on is James Madison, Jamie Vardy, Yuri Tielemans and their other array of players.



Team News for Leicester City:

Leicester City would be without long term absentee James Justin and Harvey Barnes due to knee injuries while Wes Morgan wouldn't be available for the final due to a back injury.

Brendan Rogers would be hoping that Jonny Evans will be able to shake off his injury on time to take his place in defense alongside Wesley Fofana and Caglar Soyuncu.

The return of Evans would allow Timothy Castagne to feature on the flanks as Marc Albrighton would most probably be dropped out while Ricardo Pereira should be fit enough to displace the young Luke Thomas despite his beauty of a goal on Tuesday against Manchester United, Madison was initially rested on Tuesday but he came on from the bench to finish the match so the playmaker is expected to replace Ayoze Perez in the starting 11.

Team News For Chelsea FC

Mateo Kovacic is available for the final as Thomas Tuchel confirms the Spaniard is back from injury, Jorginho should feature in midfield alongside Ngolo Kante, Hakim Ziyech might start in place of the fatigued Christian Pulisic.

Timo Werner who was rested on Wednesday against Arsenal could lead the line over Kai Havertz, Rudiger should also be fit enough to return, Christensen has also been passed fit for the final while Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that kepa would be in goal ahead of Edouard Mendy.

The stadium Wembley where the final would take place is expected to host 21,000 spectators as fans gradually return to stadiums.



Chelsea possible XI against Leicester City:

Kepa Arizzabalaga, Cesar Aspilicueta, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Reece James, Jorginho, Ngolo Kante, Ben chilwel, Hakim Ziyech, Mason Mount, Timo Werner.*

Leicester City possible XI against Chelsea:

KasperSchmiechel, Jonny Evans, Wesley Fofana, Cagalar Soyuncu, Ricardo Pereira, Wilfred Ndidi, Tielemans, Timothy Castagne, James Madison, Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho.

Leicester City FC FA Cup form: WWWWW

Leicester City form All Competition: WWWDLW

Chelsea FC FA Cup form: WWWWW

Chelsea FC form All competition: WDWWWL

Kick Off time: 05:15 (WAT)

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