Leicester City vs. Chelsea: FA Cup Quarter-Final – Match Preview

Third and fourth in the Premier League go head to head in the FA Cup as both Leicester City and Chelsea eye a spot in the semi-finals.

Leicester City have drawn both league matches since it’s return and their top four spot is no longer looking so secured.

Kasper Schmeichel denied Brighton a win at the King Power on Tuesday, saving a Neil Maupay penalty.

Chelsea recorded a superb 2-1 win over Manchester City, a result that not only cemented their top four spot, but secured Liverpool the title.

Goals from Christian Pulisic and a Willian penalty means Chelsea have won three consecutive league matches.

Match history
Both league meetings between the two this season finished as draws, including an entertaining 2-2 draw at the King Power.

The two sides met have recent history in a FA Cup Quarter-Final, with Chelsea recording an extra-time 2-1 win at Leicester back in 2018.

Last five meetings (Premier League unless stated)
Leicester City 2 Chelsea 2 – 01/02/20
Chelsea 1 Leicester City 1 – 18/08/19
Leicester City 0 Chelsea 0 – 12/05/19
Chelsea 0 Leicester City 1 – 22/12/18
Leicester City 1 Chelsea 2 (FA Cup) – 18/03/18

Both teams to score – 4/6 with Bet 365

Team news
Having not played since Tuesday, Leicester are likely to name a strong XI here.

Harvey Barnes and Dennis Praet are in contention to return to the team.

Chelsea are likely to make more changes having played on Thursday against Manchester City.

The likes of Jorginho, Tammy Abraham, Reece James and Pedro could all come in.

Expected starting XI’s
Leicester City (4-3-3): Schmeichel; Justin, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell; Ndidi, Praet, Maddison; Albrighton, Vardy, Barnes
Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa; James, Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Mount, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pulisic, Abraham, Pedro

Predictions

Result: Chelsea (7/5 with Betfair)

Correct Score: 1-2 (17/2 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Tammy Abraham (6/4 with Betfair)

Odds correct at time of article (27/06, 08:30), they are subject to change

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