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Episode 51: Live: Leicester City v Chelsea

Summary

Leicester City v Chelsea (Kick-off 5.15pm). Coverage of the final from Wembley Stadium.
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The 140th FA Cup final is a battle of the blues as Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel’s Champions League finalists, meet Brendan Rodgers’s Leicester City at Wembley. History heavily favours the former: eight-time winners Chelsea are the cup’s third-most successful side, while Leicester hold the record for the most final appearances without a win, at four.

Their most recent was back in 1969, though, and the Foxes are now a far greater force. Jamie Vardy and James Maddison are always a handful, but the emergence of striker Kelechi Iheanacho from their shadow has given Rodgers a triple threat to pose. 

Chelsea, meanwhile, have been industrious since Tuchel’s arrival in January, coupling backline solidity with a direct attack led by Mason Mount and semi-final hero Hakim Ziyech.

It’s expected that Saturday will also see Wembley host 21,000 fans as Covid restrictions continue to ease. Never before has a final in a stadium only a quarter-full been such an exciting prospect.

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  • Episode 51

    Live: Leicester City v Chelsea

    Summary

    Leicester City v Chelsea (Kick-off 5.15pm). Coverage of the final from Wembley Stadium.
    Recommended

    Review

    The 140th FA Cup final is a battle of the blues as Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel’s Champions League finalists, meet Brendan Rodgers’s Leicester City at Wembley. History heavily favours the former: eight-time winners Chelsea are the cup’s third-most successful side, while Leicester hold the record for the most final appearances without a win, at four.

    Their most recent was back in 1969, though, and the Foxes are now a far greater force. Jamie Vardy and James Maddison are always a handful, but the emergence of striker Kelechi Iheanacho from their shadow has given Rodgers a triple threat to pose. 

    Chelsea, meanwhile, have been industrious since Tuchel’s arrival in January, coupling backline solidity with a direct attack led by Mason Mount and semi-final hero Hakim Ziyech.

    It’s expected that Saturday will also see Wembley host 21,000 fans as Covid restrictions continue to ease. Never before has a final in a stadium only a quarter-full been such an exciting prospect.

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