FA CUP : LEICESTER vs CHELSEA
FA CUP : Leicester vs Chelsea : Claude Puel’s biggest selection headache being whether to start Kelechi Iheanacho or not because he have done well in cup matches. Leicester fielded a full-strength team for their fifth-round win at home to Sheffield United. It is likely to be a similar line-up on Sunday.
Jamie Vardy has scored six times his last eight games, and will be hoping to be call for international duty with a good performance. Riyad Mahrez’s return has also lifted the Foxes – he has scored in each of the last two games and now has 11 goals and eight assists for the season.
Leicester are unbeaten in their last four games, two 1-1 home draws with their 1-0 FA Cup fifth round win and last weekend’s 4-1 against West Brom.
They have scored in each of their last ten matches.
I think that Willy Caballero will replace goal keeping for Chelsea from Thibaut Courtois dropping out after his below-par performance against Barcelona. Former Leicester Danny Drinkwater will be pushing for a start, while the likes of Alvaro Morata, Pedro and Gary Cahill to might have a chance here.
Eden Hazard has been Chelsea’s star of the season, leading the way with 15 goals and 11 assists this season. He is closely followed by Willian, who has cemented his starting place with 13 goals and 10 assists.
Chelsea have won just one of their last five matches in all competitions, following a difficult run of fixtures which has included Manchester United,
where they lost and Manchester City, who beat them. 3-0 defeat to Barcelona followed their win at home to Crystal Palace.
Given Chelsea’s recent form, Leicester will fancy their chances of booking their place in the FA Cup semi-finals with a win.
Chelsea are favourites, and it is important to note that their recent defeats have come against Manchester City, United and Barcelona.
Leicester, on the other hand, have been in resurgent form and it was important to get back to winning ways when they thrashed West Brom.
Leicester are in better form than Chelsea, and have home advantage. The first goal will be crucial in this game, but the Foxes are certainly capable of upsetting them.
Ah Fat Prediction: Leicester City 2-1 Chelsea