FA Cup Final Live: Sony Sports to broadcast Chelsea vs Leicester City live from 9.45 PM – The FA Cup will be draped in blue by the close of play on Saturday, as Leicester City and Chelsea battle it out for the chance to lift the prestigious trophy in front of 21,000 Wembley spectators.
The Foxes will be taking part in their fifth final as they search for their maiden FA Cup crown, while Saturday’s game represents Chelsea’s 15th appearance in the showpiece event as they seek a ninth triumph.
Brendan Rodgers’s men dumped Southampton out in the semi-finals to make plans for May 15, while Thomas Tuchel’s side ended Manchester City’s quadruple dream in the final four to book their spot in the 140th FA Cup final.
When is FA Cup Final Chelsea vs Leicester City going to be played?
FA Cup Final Chelsea vs Leicester City going to be played on Saturday, 15th May, 9.45 PM IST
FA Cup Final Chelsea vs Leicester City going to be played on Wembley Stadium, London, England
FA Cup Final Chelsea vs Leicester City The match will be shown live on Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 3 channels for the Indian audience, with live streaming available on Sony LIV.
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Mateo Kovacic will make the squad, but the midfielder will surely be named among the substitutes given his extended spell on the sidelines.
Jorginho will therefore be given the chance to redeem himself at Wembley, and Tuchel confirmed that Achilles pain prevented N’Golo Kante from featuring against Arsenal, but the Frenchman has been given the green light to play in the final.
Kante should therefore start over Billy Gilmour, while Ziyech is sure to come back in following his decisive goal in the semi-final – most likely over the fatigued Christian Pulisic.
Chelsea Predicted Lineup:
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Ziyech, Mount; Werner
James Justin and Harvey Barnes (both knee), while a back injury will prevent Premier League-winning captain Wes Morgan from having another shot at silverware.
However, Rodgers is hopeful that Jonny Evans will be able to power through and shake off a foot injury in time to take his rightful spot in defence alongside Wesley Fofana and Soyuncu.
Evans’s return would allow Timothy Castagne to feature on the flanks as Marc Albrighton drops out, while Ricardo Pereira should be fit enough to displace Thomas, despite his wonder strike at Old Trafford.
James Maddison was initially named on the bench at Old Trafford as Rodgers manages his fitness, so the playmaker is expected to replace Ayoze Perez in the first XI for Saturday’s final.
Leicester City Predicted Lineup:
Schmeichel; Evans, Fofana, Soyuncu; Pereira, Ndidi, Tielemans, Castagne; Maddison; Vardy, Iheanacho
Chelsea just could not find a way past Arsenal’s three-man defence on Wednesday night, and with Leicester set to deploy a similar system at Wembley, this should be a truly intriguing FA Cup final.
Prediction: Leicester City 1-2 Chelsea