|Kickoff: 12:15 AM (GMT +8)||Stadium: Stamford Bridge|
Chelsea v Leicester Prediction (FA Cup) – Chelsea and Leicester are having their much-awaited clash in the 140th final of the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium. These two sides have had sterling performances both in this tournament and in the Premier League, but only one will lift the legendary trophy. Who will it be? Have a look and read on for our winning tips below.
Chelsea v Leicester Prediction - Current Form
Chelsea has just had a loss to Arsenal in the Premier League after remaining undefeated in their four previous outings. Leicester on the other hand, are riding high after recently defeating Manchester United, whom they also eliminated in the tournament’s round of 16.
Chelsea v Leicester Prediction - Preview
Chelsea are proving that they are one of the hottest teams around, as they will be playing not just for the FA Cup, but also the UEFA Champions League in a few weeks. They ended Manchester City’s dreams of a quadruple when they eliminated them 1-0 in the semi-final. The London-based Blues had a strong first half, but were unable to find the back of the net. Not soon after halftime, Timo Werner went down the left and found Hakim Ziyech for the finish at 55’. Manager Thomas Tuchel now has a chance to win his first silverware with Chelsea, but they are doing this against the club leading them by two points in the EPL table, which means that this will be no easy feat.
- Chelsea has won the third most FA Cups in history (8), behind Arsenal (14) and Manchester United (12).
- They have reached the FA Cup final in four of the last five seasons (W1 L2), and have lost in last year’s contest to Arsenal; the last time a club saw defeat in two consecutive FA Cup finals was when Newcastle United lost in 1998 and 1999.
Leicester City FC
Leicester City have had a successful run following their Premier League triumph in 2016, and now they are back in the FA Cup final after a 52-year wait. They have beaten Southampton 1-0 in the semifinal round to get to this point. The first half was a scoreless affair; however, Kelechi Iheanacho provided an excellent strike at 55’, which also served as the best highlight of the game. Manager Brendan Rodgers will now attempt to make history and deliver to his side their first-ever cup, but it may be an uphill climb, as they also face a strong side that will also be going for the Champions League crown.
- Leicester’s meeting with Chelsea will be the 117th different pairing in the history of the cup; the last one being in 2019 when Manchester City defeated Watford 6-0.
- The Foxes’ previous four previous trips to the FA Cup Final all resulted in losses; the most times a side has been to the final without winning the trophy.
Chelsea - Bans, Injuries, Suspensions
|Ngolo Kante||Muscle injury||Doubtful|
|Andreas Christensen||Hamstring injury||Late May|
|Mateo Kovacic||Hamstring injury||Doubtful|
Leicester - Bans, Injuries, Suspensions
|Jonny Evans||Muscle injury||Doubtful|
|Harvey Barnes||Groin strain||Early April|
|James Justin||ACL injury||Out for season|
|Wes Morgan||Back injury||Mid May|
Chelsea v Leicester Prediction - Final Thoughts
Chelsea will be relying heavily on the likes of Ziyech, Werner and Christian Pulisic to get it good shots, while Edouard Mendy will be making crucial saves in the net. For Leicester, expect Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans to bring firepower to the side, with Kasper Shmeichel being highly essential on the other end. It will be a highly-entertaining affair, but Chelsea are looking like a well-oiled machine despite a recent setback to Arsenal, and will be our favourites to raise the FA Cup. Let’s take a look at our prediction.
Chelsea v Leicester Prediction
|Under: 2.25 Goals||Odds: 1.87|
Disclaimer: The odds change from time to time without prior notice and is only available at the time of writing
For this FA Cup Chelsea v Leicester Prediction to win, Chelsea needs to win the match with a single goal lead. If they draw the match, the bettor would lose all of the stakes. For the Over/Under bet to win, the total goal count should be below 2.25 goals.
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