Date: 15th May 2021
Time: 9:45 PM (IST)
Venue: Wembley Stadium
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In the finals of the FA Cup, Chelsea lock horns with Leicester City at the Wembley Stadium. Both the teams have been clinical in this tournament and deserve to feature in the showpiece event’s final. The Foxes and the Blues are also in close proximity in the Premier League. The match is slated to begin at 9:45 PM (IST).
Christian Pulisic and Mateo Kovacic will be missing out on this game due to injuries. Leicester defenders James Justin and Wes Morgan are injured and thus will not be able to participate in this fixture. Jonny Evans is expected to play in this game after making a lot of progress in his recovery.
The Foxes are coming on the back of a 2-1 victory against Manchester United and they would thus be very confident. Luke Thomas and Caglar Soyuncu had scored the goals. Brendan Rodger’s men had outclassed Southampton in the semi-finals and they would be looking to replicate that performance. Kelechi Iheanacho had scored the goal for them.
The Blues have been quite dominant and impressive under Thomas Tuchel and have exorcised the ghosts which were there under Frank Lampard. They are presently 4th in the Premier League. They are also in the finals of the Champions League and will be facing Manchester City in the final. Against the same opposition, Thomas Tuchel’s men had won the semi-final. The score-line read 1-0 and Hakim Ziyech had found his name on the scoresheet in that game.
Probable Playing 11
Kasper Schmeichel; Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, Wesley Fofana; Timothy Castagne, Ricardo Pereira, Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans; James Maddison, Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy
Kepa Arrizabalaga; Thiago Silva, Antonio RIdiger, Andreas Christensen; Ben Chilwell, Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho; Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner
Goalkeepers: Arrizabalaga, Schmeichel
Defenders: Evans, Soyuncu, Silva, Chilwell
Midfielders: Mount, Tielemans, Kante, Jorginho
Strikers: Iheanacho, Vardy, Werner, Havertz
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