The Chelsea squad that should start against Leicester in the FA Cup Final
Posted On May 14, 2021
Chelsea will seek revenge for their FA Cup final defeat last year when they face Leicester City at Wembley in front of 21,000 fans on Saturday.
The Blues suffered a defeat in the final in 2020 by Arsenal, and Arsenal spoiled their preparation for that final as well thanks to Mikel Arteta’s side’s 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel rotated his squad in that match, giving insight into what the starting line-up could be like.
Here’s a look at the team that is likely to kick off the 140th FA Cup Final this weekend for West London.
Kepa Arrizabalaga (Goalkeeper) – The Spaniard is the second goalkeeper firmly behind Edward Mendy, but he plays in cup competitions and will start this final.
César Azpilicueta (Midfielder) – Azpilicueta has been excellent in the defense since Tuchel took charge, kept the ball well and became one of the most trusted defenders.
Thiago Silva (Midfielder) – The Brazilian was brought on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain last summer to add a winning mentality to the team and it worked perfectly, so the Cup Final will start.
Antonio Rudiger (Playmaker) – Having weathered the cold, Rudiger has been the go-to defender since the turn of the year and has secured more than one place in the side.
Reese James (RM) – With doubts about Andreas Christensen due to a hamstring injury, James must start at the winger-back to add dynamism to the wide spaces.
N’Golo Kante (Midfield) – One of the best defensive-minded midfielders in the world, you basically play with an extra player when he is at that time and Kante will be more excited when he faces his old team.
Jorginho (center) – Jorginho’s pass, the team’s percussionist, will be key to finding loopholes in Leicester’s squad and his best performances have come along with Kante.
Ben Chilwell (center) – The England international had a great first season with Chelsea since joining from Leicester last summer, securing his place as the first choice winger over Marcos Alonso.
Mason Mount (FW) – Without a doubt Chelsea’s Player of the Season, anything good the team does seems to be coming through Mount.
Timo Werner (FW) – Werner has had a tough season but he’s still the team’s top scorer this season and has the most assists so you have to start.
Kai Havertz (ST) – Like Werner, the first season has been a tough one for the 21-year-old German player, but Havertz has started in recent weeks at this new position, and he is expected to take a nod here.