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FA CUP Finals: Chelsea 0-1 Leicester City, Post Match Analysis

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Chelsea was pipped 1-0 by Leicester City in the FA Cup Final of this season. The Foxes have won their first-ever FA Cup despite being runner-ups for four previous occasions.

Youri Tielemans scored the one and the only goal as Ben Chilwell was denied a late equalizer by VAR. The Blues couldn’t find a reply to Tielemans’ absolute rocket goal as Thomas Tuchel has failed to win his first-ever trophy at the London Club.

However, the two sides meet again in three days at Stamford Bridge in a crucial match in the race for the top four places. Let’s have a look at how this drama unfolded!

Chelsea 0-1 Leicester City : Team News

Thomas Tuchel made five changes to the starting lineup after their loss against Arsenal. Kepa Arrizabalaga started the match as he was a regular in all the FA Cup matches.

Brendan Rodgers made just two changes in the lineup after a brilliant performance against Manchester United.

Chelsea 0-1 Leicester City : Analysis

Chelsea donned their new home kit for the upcoming season for this final. Although they were more dominant on the pitch, the opponents enjoyed brilliant goalscoring opportunities. The fans in the stadium made the match look more enjoyable and exciting!

Timo Werner once again was poor as he failed to convert a golden opportunity. The frustrations were visible on Tuchel’s face. However, the first half was even as both sides could not find a breakthrough.

In the 60th minute, after a defensive mistake by the London club, the foxes capitalized as Tielemans finally broke the deadlock. A screamer goal from the youngster might have been enough for them to create history.

In the 89th minute, it seemed Ben Chilwell had scored against his former club, but it was ruled offside by VAR. Kasper Schmeichel led his team well by forcing some magnificent saves after efforts from Mason Mount and Chilwell.

Notable Performances

Kasper Schmeichel (7.5/10) – The skipper led his team well after forcing some wonderful almost-impossible saves. He deserves to be the Man of the Match. He was way better as compared to his opponent team goalkeeper.

Youri Tielemans (7/10) – A superb goal sums up his performance in the game. One goal was enough for his club to create history once again.

Timo Werner (5/10) – The German forward had once again struggled in this match. It has been a difficult first season for him for his new club.

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