On Saturday, Leicester will play their first FA Cup final in 52 years, thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho. The Nigerian has been sensational in 2021 & scored the goal that sent the Foxes to the Final. They’ll be facing Chelsea in the Final though. Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.
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Leicester City have enjoyed quite a few stellar few seasons under Brendan Rogers and are becoming a force again. They were second for the majority of last season only crashing out towards the end of the campaign.
In what has been another outstanding, the Foxes look set to finish in the top 4 and qualify for the Champions League. Winning the FA Cup would crown their good season with silverware. Kelechi Iheanacho has been the star of the team since the turn of the year. He has risen to the occasion in the absence of Jamie Vardy whose goals have dried up of late.
Chelsea have become a force to reckon with under Thomas Tuchel. Just ask Atletico, Real Madrid and Manchester City how hard it is to play Tuchel’s Chelsea. The German has salvaged a disastrous season into a potentially fantastic season. Chelsea are in 2 cup finals, the FA Cup and the Champions League final. That is testament to the outstanding job Tuchel has done in less than 6 months. They are also set to finish in the top 4 and qualify for next season’s Champions League. Chelsea who were beaten in last season’s FA Cup final will be desperate to win their 9th FA Cup.
Timo Werner, Rudiger and Mason Mount have been some of the stars of this Chelsea team. Rudiger who had lost his place under Lampard has become a key part of Tuchel’s side. Werner has found form at the right time of the season and Mount has been ever present for Chelsea.
HEAD TO HEAD
Chelsea and Leicester have faced each other 118 times. Chelsea have won 57 times while Leicester have won 27 times. They have drawn 34 times. Last season, Chelsea beat Leicester 1-0 in the FA Cup quarter-final. It is the only time Chelsea have beaten Leicester in the last 5 times they met. Leicester however beat Chelsea 2-0 the last time the pair met in January.