Chelsea vs Leicester
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 15 May 2021
Kick-off at 17:15 UK/ 18:15 CET
Venue: Wembley Stadium.
With a top-four finish likely for both these teams, we can count on Chelsea as well as Leicester to give their best on the pitch this weekend – especially with a prestigious trophy like FA Cup on the line.
The Blues have really turned their fortunes around with the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as the manager. Since his arrival, the players have been playing as a much more cohesive unit, and importantly, the guy led this team to a Champions League Final after nine years.
Confidence is at an all-time high for the Blues, and now they are ninety minutes away from a famous victory. We can surely count on one of their best performances of the season to be delivered at the Wembley.
They are already in form, and the expectations are sky high.
Meanwhile, the Foxes are worthy opponents, but they have been lacking in consistency all through the campaign. Injuries might have played a part in this, and due to that they have failed to build some momentum – which is essential for a Cup final.
As things stand, Chelsea are inferred to have the upper hand this weekend.
Chelsea vs Leicester: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 2-0 win for Brendan Rodgers’s men.
- Two of the previous four encounters had goals from both teams.
- Tuchel’s men had registered 12 of the former 15 overall wins.
- Five of the past six meetings had failed to have three or more goals.
Chelsea vs Leicester Prediction
The Blues had recorded a 1-0 win in the semis, against Manchester City. In the meantime, the Foxes recorded a 1-0 win against Southampton.
Going on, Tuchel’s men were unbeaten in 26 of their past 30 fixtures, and they had scored two or more goals in three of the last four games. Note that they had also kept clean sheets in five of the preceding eight match-ups.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in seven of their past fourteen overall fixtures, and not only have they conceded a total of six goals from their last two matches, but they have not kept a clean sheet in their past four games as well.
Finally, and most importantly, Rodgers’s men have a poor h2h record against this rival over the years.
Taking into account these observations, expect a Chelsea win this Saturday at the Wembley