Kick-off: 1600, 28/06/2020
Stadium: King Power Stadium
TV: BT Sport
Leicester and Chelsea meet at the FA Cup quarter-final stage for the second time in three years.
The Blues triumphed 2-1 after extra-time on their way to lifting the trophy for an eighth occasion in 2018 by beating Manchester United in the final courtesy of Eden Hazard’s penalty.
Punters can get for the home side to come out on top this time and that is our initial Leicester vs Chelsea prediction.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester have reached the FA Cup final four times – but have been beaten on each occasion, the last of which coming in 1969.
The Foxes are yet to concede a goal in this season’s competition, beginning with a 2-0 victory over Wigan at the King Power Stadium.
Kelechi Iheanacho’s fourth-minute strike proved enough for Brendan Rodgers’ side to edge past Championship play-off chasers Brentford at Griffin Park.
Ricardo Pereira then nodded in a late winner as Leicester saw off plucky Birmingham at home to set up a date with Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.
On the draw, Rodgers said: “We are happy to be at home, happy to be in the draw, which is important.
“When you arrive at this point of the competition there are some really good teams but I think every team wants to be at home so we are delighted to be at home.”
Leicester still sit third in the Premier League despite being held to draws by Watford and Brighton since returning to action.
These teams drew 2-2 here in the league so, looking at the , we like that there will be over 2.5 goals again.
Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Justin, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell, Gray, Maddison, Mendy, Ndidi, Iheanacho, Vardy.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Lampard lifted the cup for Chelsea four times as a player, scoring in the 2-1 final victory over Everton in 2009.
Now he is three games away from repeating that success as a manager with his side having produced a fantastic performance to beat Liverpool 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the fifth round.
Prior to that, Chelsea began with a 2-0 home win over Nottingham Forest before passing a tricky test at Championship strugglers Hull with a 2-1 triumph.
After beating Liverpool, Lampard said: “It was a very impressive performance from us; it’s hard to be comprehensive against Liverpool because of the team they are.
“I can’t ask for any more. Work ethic, quality, got to defend well, and we did, and we deserved to win the game.”
The Blues won 2-1 at Aston Villa in their first game back before beating Manchester City by the same scoreline which not only boosted their top-four hopes but also handed Liverpool the Premier League title.
Chelsea have a better first-half record on their travels than after the break in the Premier League while Leicester tend to finish strongly after a solid opening 45 minutes.
With that in mind, our final Leicester vs Chelsea prediction is the home side to prevail after a drawn first half which is quoted at .
Last Chelsea line-up: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso, Kante, Mount, Barkley, Pulisic, Willian, Giroud.
Last FA Cup result:
LEICESTER 0-0 Brighton
CHELSEA 2-1 Man City – Christian Pulisic, Willian (pen)
Head-to-head: Leicester 2-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 1-1 Leicester, Leicester 0-0 Chelsea, Chelsea 0-1 Leicester, Leicester 1-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 0-0 Leicester
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