Everything you need to know about Chelsea vs Leicester FA Cup final
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Chelsea and Leicester City will brace for a star-studded showdown on May 15 for the prestigious FA Cup final.

Both teams have had decent campaigns in 2021, but they have not been able to clinch a major trophy yet. Therefore, the May 15 match will probably have both teams come out on the field all guns blazing.

Chelsea will be high on spirits due to their good run in the Champions League and Premier League. The Blues have transformed into a powerful force since Thomas Tuchel became their manager.

In the Premier League, Tuchel’s men are at the third spot with 64 points in hand. As of May 11, Chelsea have won four of their five games, drawing in only one game. This means that they will be in great touch against Leicester City on the big day.

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Leicester have fared well in the EPL too. They are just one point short of Chelsea (63) and secured the fourth spot in the points table. Both sides are due to play their last three games of the season.

Which stadium will host the FA Cup final?

Wembley Stadium, which is the biggest sporting ground in the United Kingdom, will host the Chelsea vs. Leicester game.

How can I watch the FA Cup final?

People can watch the game live on ESPN and ESPN+ after locking in a subscription with the providers.

Probable line-up

Chelsea FC

Edouard Mendy, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger, Reece James, Jorginho, Billy Gilmour, Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz.

Leicester City

Schmeichel, Castagne, Fofana, Soyuncu, Albrighton, Ndidi, Tielemans, Thomas, Perez, Iheanacho, Vardy.

Expected results

Chelsea looks a tad better than the Foxes on paper. They have won against the juggernauts of the English top-flight football clubs, whereas Leicester have struggled in this sector.

Chelsea will be high on confidence because their forwards are in good nick and scoring when it matters the most. The Blues have had a miraculous change in momentum ever since Frank Lampard was replaced by Thomas Tuchel on January 27, 2021.

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The Chelsea youngsters must be brimming with pride after defeating UCL favourites Real Madrid in the semi-final 3-1 on aggregate.

However, Leicester have failed to capitalize on crucial moments this year. They’ve had great outings overall, but let silly mistakes get the better of them. For instance, Brendan Rodger’s men gifted the first goal to Newcastle United in their last PL game. It all began with Caglar Soyuncu’s error that helped Magpies’ Joe Willock give his team the lead in only the 22nd minute.

As a result, they went on to lost the 2-4 against a side that was in the relegation zone.

Once the game was over, Rodgers regretted the petty errors that his side committed. He admitted that it was the Foxes’ own mistakes that cost them the match. Compared to the Foxes’ last three fixtures, this was an easier match-up for Leicester to bag three points.

Hence, according to our prediction, Chelsea will win 2-0 against the Foxes on Friday.

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