Brendan Rodgers side could secure a spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League, with a win seeing them reach their second ever appearance in the Champions League. A win for Tuchel’s side would see them overtake Leicester into third place.
With the game set up to be a good watch. VAVEL assess both sides most recent form.
Despite a good run of form since the arrival of Tuchel, Chelsea have registered back to back losses for the first time under their new manager.
Chelsea faced the challenge of struggling Fulham, as the Blues breezed past Scott Parker’s men with a convincing 2-0 win with a brace from Kai Havertz. In an exciting affair in the Champions League semi-finals, Chelsea came out as 2-0 winners versus Real Madrid, as they progressed into the final after an aggregate score of 3-1.
Following on from their Champions League triumph, Chelsea secured another huge win as they were 1-2 winners over Premier League winners leaders, Manchester City. A goal in stoppage time from Marcus Alonso saw Tuchel’s side brush off the Citizens. In a battle against their London rivals, Tuchel’s side fell short of Arsenal as the Gunners picked up all three point after an error at the back from Jorginho.
In Chelsea’s most recent game, it came against Leicester as the Foxes took the FA Cup back to the East-Midlands. A thunderbolt from Youri Tielemans saw the dreams of Chelsea fade away with Tuesday’s night game a chance for revenge.
Leicester have had a mixed run of form recently, picking up some huge wins but at the same time dropping points against sides they shouldn’t be.
A much improved second half display from Rodgers’ men, saw the Foxes overcome the challenge of Crystal Palace. A rocket from Kelechi Iheanacho in the 80th minute, saw Leicester take all three points. Rodgers’ men were frustrated in the following game, as they were held to a point against a 10-man Southampton.
It was too little too late for the Foxes against Newcastle United, finding two goals late on as they were embarrassed by Newcastle, losing 2-4 at the King Power Stadium. Leicester were able to find life again in the next game, as they secured a huge win against Manchester United with goals from Luke Thomas and Caglar Soyuncu.
In one of Leicester’s best game in history, the Foxes came out as 0-1 winners versus an in-form Chelsea side after they received their first ever FA Cup.