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CHELSEA are taking on Leicester in an all-Premier League FA Cup final at Wembley today.
Chelsea have won the FA Cup six times since 2000Credit: PA
Leicester meanwhile haven’t been in the showpiece of this competition since 1969 – and have never lifted the trophy.
What time does Chelsea vs Leicester kick off?
- The 2021 FA Cup final will be held on Saturday, May 15 – TODAY.
- Kick-off at Wembley will be at 5.15pm BST.
- The two sides have met once so far this season in the Premier League, with Leicester running out 2-0 winners.
What TV channel is Chelsea vs Leicester on and can I live stream it free?
- You can catch this game live on free-to-air TV here in the UK.
- BBC ONE will be showing all the action from Wembley live, while you can also watch on BT Sport.
- If you want to stream, the BBC iPlayer and BT Sport apps will allow you to watch on your mobile, tablet or laptop.
What is the team news?
Chelsea are hoping that they can welcome Mateo Kovacic back into the side after his recent injury run out of the side.
N’Golo Kante missed the Arsenal loss with an Achilles problem and is a doubt for the final but could come on from the bench.
Hakim Ziyech will likely start the final after his heroics in the semi-final, with a view to giving Christian Pulisic a rest too.
Timothy Castagne will likely start in place of Marc Labrighton with Ricardo Pereira also fit to start.
James Maddison is also fit and should start, with Jamie Vardy starting up front.
Jonny Evans has a foot injury but should just about make it intimidates for the final to start alongside Wesley Fofana.
- Leicester to win in 90 minutes – 3/1
- Draw – 5/2
- Chelsea victory – 20/23
- Foxes to lift trophy – 9/5
- Blues to win FA Cup – 4/9
*All odds from Paddy Power and correct at time of publication.
Isn’t this a sight for sore eyes?
The first fans descending on Wembley after over 14 months without watching their teams.
These Leicester City supporters have already seen their team cause arguably the biggest shock in football history by lifting the Premier League title in 2016.
And they’ll be looking for their team to defy expectations once again as they face Champions League finalists Chelsea.
BLUE IS THE COLOUR
It’s a battle of the Blues as Chelsea take on Leicester in the FA Cup final.
The West Londoners are looking for a first trophy under Thomas Tuchel as they take on the Foxes at Wembley.
And with victory they can go one better than they managed under Frank Lampard when they were edged out 2-1 in last year’s final.
Leicester meanwhile have not appeared at an FA Cup final since 1969.
On that day, they were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City.
But the club has big ambitions and are looking for a first trophy under Brendan Rodgers.
This match will also mark the largest capacity at an English football match since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis last year.
21,000 fans will be out in force cheering their teams on at Wembley today.
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