Chelsea vs Leicester City LIVE Football Score 15 May 2021
Chelsea vs Leicester head to head
This is the first of two meetings between the Blues and the Foxes in five days. Leicester will be looking to win twice against us in a season for the first time since 2000/01, having already beaten us in the Premier League in January.
Chelsea and Leicester are meeting in the FA Cup for the third time in the past four seasons.
We have a good record against the Foxes in the FA Cup, having won on each occasion we have been drawn against each other.
Chelsea have won all seven previous FA Cup ties against Leicester, two of which went to a replay.
This is the second time Leicester and Chelsea have met in a domestic cup final. The Blues won 3-2 on aggregate in the 1964-65 League Cup final.
Leicester’s only cup victory over Chelsea was by 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the 1983-84 League Cup second round second leg. The Foxes had lost the first leg 2-0, and lost the tie on penalties.
Chelsea are winless in six Premier League fixtures against Leicester (D4, L2). Their 2-0 defeat at King Power Stadium in January was Frank Lampard’s final league match as manager of the Blues.
Chelsea have reached the FA Cup final for the fourth time in five seasons. They beat Manchester United in 2018 but lost to Arsenal in both 2017 and 2020.
This is Chelsea’s 15th FA Cup final and they’ve won the competition eight times. Only Arsenal and Manchester United can better those two tallies.
Seven of their eight wins in FA Cup finals were by a one-goal margin. The exception was a 2-0 victory against Middlesbrough in 1997.
Those eight FA Cup final victories were under eight different managers.
Thomas Tuchel will become the first German manager to lead his side out for an FA Cup final, with the Blues still yet to concede a goal under him in this season’s competition.
The Foxes are the only club among the 24 top-flight champions never to have won the FA Cup.
Leicester have equalled the club record of five consecutive FA Cup victories, set from January to April 1963.
They have only won four of their 15 games at Wembley (D1, L10).
Leicester are appearing in the final of a major cup competition for the first time since 2000, when they beat Tranmere 2-1 at Wembley in the League Cup final.
Brendan Rodgers has won all six of his finals as a manager: the Championship play-off with Swansea City in 2010-11, and three League Cups and two Scottish Cups with Celtic.
Three of the four losses in these modern finals have come at the hands of Arsenal, including twice in the last five years, which have dampened the usual “Chelsea Cup” and “Wembley Second Home” boasts. Fortunately, we only had to lose to the Gunners in the league this time around. That’s not to say that Leicester City will be any easier to vanquish, especially as they look for their first ever FA Cup in their fifth finals appearance.
Chelsea and Leicester play again on Tuesday, in a “second final”, this time for the top-four. But the only thing that matters right now is the Magic of the Cup™. And unlike last season, we will even have fans in the stands!
Date / Time: Saturday, May 15, 2021, 17.15 BST; 12:15pm EDT; 9:45pm IST
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London — 20,000 tested and masked will be allowed to attend
Referee: Michael Oliver (on pitch); Chris Kavanagh & Sian Massey-Ellis (VAR) — Oliver also refereed our last FA Cup final win, the 1-0 over Manchester United in 2017.
Forecast: Rain and more rain and probably more rai