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Chelsea vs Leicester LIVE: FA Cup final latest score, goals and updates today

N’golo Kante gets on the ball for Chelsea
N’golo Kante gets on the ball for Chelsea

Chelsea and Leicester City are meeting in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium today, with 22,000 fans in attendance. It’s one of those dates that fans circle on the calendar, the ultimate finale of the domestic season, but which shade of blue will lift the famous trophy at full time?

Chelsea, defeated 2-1 by Arsenal in the 2020 final, are into the Champions League final and triumphed over Manchester City – who they face in Porto later this month – in the semi-final thanks to Hakim Ziyech’s strike. Thomas Tuchel’s Blues topped Pep Guardiola’s side again a week ago but their preparations for their clash with Leicester were hampered as they surprisingly lost 1-0 to the Gunners at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. However, Chelsea will look to secure the first half of a potential domestic-European cup double under the German, who took over in January.

Leicester will hope star man Kelechi Iheanacho can continue his incredible run of form as the club eye a first major trophy since their scarcely believable Premier League win in 2015/16. The Foxes have never lifted the FA Cup and have been runners-up on four occasions – but Iheanacho’s 18 goals in all competitions, including four in five FA Cup matches, could fire them to glory. Follow all the latest updates from Wembley below.

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Wide from Soyuncu!

Chelsea 0 – 0 Leicester

43 mins: Leicester win a free kick over on the inside left side of Chelsea’s half. Luke Thomas swings a left-footed ball into the box and picks out Caglar Soyuncu. He wins the header again and once again sends his effort wide of the near post.

Michael Jones15 May 2021 17:59

Yellow card for Werner!

Chelsea 0 – 0 Leicester

41 mins: Werner loses the ball and attempts to win it back deep in Leicester’s half. He sprints over to Luke Thomas and slides into the tackle. Thomas gets rid of the ball and Werner hits him late and brings him down prompting Michael Oliver to reach for his cards.

Michael Jones15 May 2021 17:58

Brilliant defending from Fofana!

Chelsea 0 – 0 Leicester

38 mins: Chelsea attack on the counter as Hakim Ziyech brings the ball through the middle. He slides it into the right side of the box where Timo Werner collects the ball. He wastes no time in taking a shot that Wesley Fofana throws himself in front off. The ball comes back to Werner and Fofana is on his feet in a flash to block the second attempt as well.

Michael Jones15 May 2021 17:56

Yellow card for Fofana!

Chelsea 0 – 0 Leicester

35 mins: That substitution doesn’t look like it’s changed the Leicester shape. Albrighton has slipped into the right side of the back three with Wesley Fofana taking Evans’ place in the middle. Timothy Castagne hits Mason Mount with a heavy tackle and the ball comes loose. Timo Werner collects and Fofana lunges himself into the Chelsea forward and picks up a yellow card for the effort.

Michael Jones15 May 2021 17:53

Injured Evans subbed off by Leicester

Chelsea 0 – 0 Leicester

32 mins: Jonny Evans looks like he’s struggling for Leicester. The ball goes out fo play and he waves at the subs bench before taking a knee in pain. The physios come on a take a look at him but he’s not going to be able to continue. Evans limps off and Marc Albrighton replaces him.

Michael Jones15 May 2021 17:49

Chance for Chelsea!

Chelsea 0 – 0 Leicester

28 mins: Chelsea aren’t having much joy from corners but they manage to keep the ball alive after Hakim Ziyech’s most recent effort is headed away. The cross back into the box comes to the back post where it is chested into Antonio Rudiger. He flicks it towards the far most, Timo Werner and Cesar Azpilicueta both go for the ball and Werner’s glancing touch takes it out of Azpilicueta’s reach and the ball goes wide of goal.

Michael Jones15 May 2021 17:47

Chelsea 0 – 0 Leicester

24 mins: Thiago Silva flicks the ball up the pitch and finds Mason Mount. He brings the ball under control and draws in Caglar Soyuncu before quickly turning past the defender and carrying the ball to the front edge of the box. He shoots just as Wesley Fofana arrives and the shoot takes a deflection to send it wide of the near post.

Michael Jones15 May 2021 17:40

Chance for Soyuncu!

Chelsea 0 – 0 Leicester

21 mins: Thiago Silva handles the ball as Leicester attack down the right wing. Youri Tielemans swings the resultant free kick into the Chelsea penalty area and picks out Caglar Soyuncu in the middle. The Leicester centre-back manages to win the header but sends the chance sailing over the crossbar.

Michael Jones15 May 2021 17:38

Michael Jones15 May 2021 17:36

Chelsea 0 – 0 Leicester

18 mins: Jonny Evans gives Timo Werner no time on the ball and brings him down just inside of Leicester’s half. Rudiger swings a long ball into the box but it bounces safely and Kasper Schmeichel claims the ball.

Michael Jones15 May 2021 17:35

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