FULL MATCH | Chelsea vs Leicester City | Emirates FA Cup Final 2020-21
the players take the knee emphasising again football's adamant opinion and right opinion there is no room for racism so lester in the change strip get the 2021 fa cup
finalunderway two very close rivals in the premier league what will separate them here it's to be finished on the day of course the days of replays are long gone and here's werner who had a very good semi-
finaland an early touch for casper michael oh it's good play from esper equator he got on the throw in very quickly and he looks to be the surprise it's a surprise where he's played he's going to play his right wing back and james is going to play in field probably to mark jamie vardy's movement there's one thing about thomas to call it he has some very good players at his disposal but he will set up a team looking at the strength of the opposition it is a surprise you're right we'll go back to last year it was especially equated that had problems with aubameyang wasn't it thiago silva cool as a cucumber let's run behind jose perez has got the nod from brendan rodgers over james madison but by and large the teams from that positional tweak you've just mentioned as you would have thought a couple of days ago ch the running power of burner again they were excellent those two in the semi-
finaland they shot manchester
citytwo narrow games on the score line worth one nil
citywas not in front of a crowd but the
southampton was but smaller than this this starting to feel that the big games are going to have the big backing again it's lovely and chuckle hasn't quite gone with the formation that he went within the semi-
cityit looks so zia she's going to play on the left-hand side side mount on the right and werner will play through the middle it's very much a front too wasn't it in that game against man
cityhere's marcus alonso who was really brought back in from the cold as was tony rudiger here after the departure frank lampard who'd rather given up on those two but a swing and a miss at no cost what a day for the schmeichel family casper following in his father's footsteps peter won it three times once against
chelseain 1994 when he kept a clean sheet if casper does that today will be that
leicestergoing home with the cup another end it's uh okay father's cross didn't really test it yeah i think the assistant was about to put his flag up if something had developed there it was just offside when the ball was played jamie vardy but it was especially equated that gave the ball away trying to play infield unless depressing the vault 43 different names on the role of honor in this competition it's the 140th
finalremember and those names do not include
citycan they be number 44 at the end of the day risky from rudiger thomas steps in taylormas come back in the style that
leicesterfans know only too well...
come on conti just had that one season up in the east midlands and moved to
chelseaimmediately they won the league as well ch in his first season in the english game moroccan international playing in an fa cup
finalon from werner nice to mount on the chase is manchester
cityin the premier league a big result for
chelseatwice in three weeks of course they play them again in the champions league
finalwho's reached james entering forward knocking right wing back good start from
chelseagood movement mountain verna swapping positions a couple of times sign she's having a big problem as the left-sided centre-back in that back three for
chelseahave been successful from set pieces this season particularly corners marcus alonso brings the extra height in there compared to ben chill world tiago silva is going to have a free run at this yeah good defensive header from johnny evans height and distance on that clever throw i'm just trying to take that on the half turn in a position which would have been very very dangerous to
leicesterand that's why rhys jones is playing there that ball played forward up against jamie vardy at least james probably the quickest
chelseaflower i would say right up there along with maybe timo verna doing battle again it's another corner for the london club right decision by the assistant on that far side some nice quotes from uh mason mounts father the former non-league player himself saying take the losers...
medal from last year and look at it and make sure you don't come home with another one there's a chance to hit back and
chelseahave done that in this competition in the last few years zh with a deep corner back in by james michael stays on his line unless they're struggling to clear this grateful stewart for the free kick yeah they've been outplayed in this first seven or eight minutes just need to get a foothold in the game here
leicesteri suppose indirectly they were responsible for thomas tucker coming in to be brendan rodgers rival in this game because the last league game frank lampard was in charge of who was at the key the king power stadium that's happened with a few
chelseamanagers over the years i think they certainly had to jose mourinho ended his second spell at the club that was direct that was pretty much straight afterwards actually had a game in this competition in the fourth round which turned out to be his
finalgame it was uh at the weekend following the midweek loss at
leicesterjust it's giving jamie vardy a little bit of a smile there he needs to get into the game of course he'll be hovering against
chelsea's back line as to whether one pass might get him on one of those typical runs kante georgina tony rudy gets done well coming forward down that sort of inside left channel from the back optimism he's not done well there he's giving it away to indeedy and he's perez teenager thomas what a goal he got at...
old trafford in midweek and that's a pretty decent pass as well defending from james and that's exactly why he's played in that position thomas just bending that ball in behind him he had enough pace and enough strength just to hold off jamie vardy here just steps across him good strength excellent defendant georgina who was responsible really for kelsey's midweek defeat in the premier league against arsenal with a stray back pass wasn't quite an own goal because uh marisa bellaga fished it from the line but arsenal followed up to score evans bardi whose goals tally personally has dropped off with ionacho alongside him but he's been helping in other ways and he is really the talismanic figure that lester may well need on an occasion such as this one they can win this trophy for the first time but we've already seen the color of the opposition that they face and they're battle hardened
chelseain this competition if they win it will be for the ninth time that would make them third in the all-time list and arsenal first manchester united second they're currently level with tottenham on eight successes at least
chelseaevans now wesley for farna that's fading away from castanya's run he's got a problem because mount is finding space he's about 10 yards deeper than so enthused so and she's going in with him at times and then that's leaving the space for timo verna to run in behind him it's been called out a couple...
of times science he's looking across at brendan rogers what does he want him to do he's got a slight problem at the moment
leicesterfeeling their way into the game a little bit tillerman's
finalized here feeling georginio's ankle yeah it's a late challenge georginio just knocking the ball away at the last minute such a key player for them tillerman's been brilliant over the course of the season here's contact no matter coverage for
chelseawas sent off in the
finalyou might recall last season it's on his way back from a hamstring injury but just hasn't happened quickly enough to recover it this is what i mean about rudiger 140th fa cup
finalthere's a cross there's some merit from zh that it is the winning goal here against manchester
cityin the semi
finalwith a premier league goal against the same opponent so the eddie had stadium last saturday had a rather injury hit start to his career at the club much more signs of why they bought him over the last month or two it's quite a difficulty for frank lampard wasn't it to bed in a number of high-profile expensive players at the beginning of this season and as you said one or two of them were carrying injuries when they came into the season as well being one of them can i have it took a little time to get going didn't he and he had a very bad bout of coronavirus had a lot of weight that he didn't have to lose if you see what i mean knowing that rudiger will come...
forward into this space and what to
leicesterdo about him well not too much it was a game up but the kp a couple years back a 2-2 draw and he scored both
chelsea's goals in that game memory or two that he bought into in the build-up to today yeah just slices across that one but you're absolutely right at times he's got the freedom of the park to come forward here nacho and vardy are playing up front together if
chelseaswitch the play quickly to their wide center halves they can get out that win was back in january the last premier league game frank lamp is in charge of
chelseawas the first time brendan rodgers who really cut his teeth in the coaching circles with
chelseahad actually beaten the club that gave him a real leg up in the game at the 16th attempt chance here to make it two and two alonso awkward for verna and even for mount his fine technique soundcheck might have to run on alonzo here before vardy pokes it forwards and certainly uh in the kind of place he's fashioned enough chances down the years great to break down the right from tim castane yeah costanza does really well watch him come and spin on alonzo here there it is spins on him gets him behind him party knows he can't go to the near post just holds his run but in the end it's a good block from james with his right thought alonso's header contact headed up by evans who played a long time for manchester united without ever really establishing himself as a go-to guy at the...
back has shown why united saw so many good things in him his subsequent career really maturing his time with
cityvery very important that his name did appear on the team sheet after those doubts over the last few days what people don't realize as well that he's a very good passer for the ball johnny evans when he's playing out from the back makes good decisions james that's and there is the aforementioned johnny evans giving away the free kick went all the way with timo vernon that's a ball we see so often now that goes into wing-backs they just play it around the corner and that's what has been equated into the front players you can't win the ball johnny evans just has to be patient well nice levels are good but in the second half the teams will be attacking the goals behind which their fans are i should add a few more decibels cheered cheers that have been stuck in the throat for such a long period for these supporters of two great clubs you can give vent to their emotions now that's the path pleased with that for fana there with that tackle though dispossessed by and marcus is
chelseathey've had most of the possession as you just saw there 70 percent of the vault as yet haven't created too much with it happy fans delighted it was fair enough yeah it was fair enough inecho tried to make the most of that situation that's for the creta trying to get there she scored the first
chelseagoal of the thomas tuchel era ...
maybe michael oliver might have seen it himself thiago silva just getting this slightly wrong there well it's a good touch and that should have been in behind thiago silva as well but he didn't see there was the movement of the inacho he came and spun on rudiger rudiger lost him completely just expecting thiago silva to get round on the cover traditionally fa cup
finalsaturdays have been hot the first sunshine of the summer but uh it's a day with rain in the air summer's fallen lester trying to make it dark clouds for
chelseahere thomas leaves it tillerman's puts it across and it was a little bit of a chance for serenity got the winner at old trafford in midweek couldn't keep this one down well looking at it again i would say this was a big chance for him they didn't quite get their runs right here they ran off side then the next ball came in does he get a nudge in the back from alonso not really it's actually johnny evans that gets in his way with the high boot here is the launcher it's a delightful touch as the rain starts to fall mountain has the shot could have deflected to werner could have defected to zietch who tries to regain possession here an intriguing first 20 minutes pretty much set up like for like with three at the back and wing backs that they hope will provide cassani has just done that underneath this for
leicesterthe player that's just struggling to get involved in the game is perez for
leicesterhe thought he...
might be playing behind the front so he's playing to the left-hand side of jamie vardy he just hasn't got involved in the game so far that pass has become a little bit more of a problem as the rain starts to fall nice lush wembley surface georginio players will enjoy it some cup
finals down the years have been played at walking pace towards the end kicking in this has an autumnal feel to it alonso ch for alonso again
chelseafans are a long way away from that penalty from the other end of the ground well they've decided not to press giorginio and deedy and telomeres are playing that little bit deeper that's not far away with the confidence they've got a deflection on the way too they've got another corner and there's the ball played in sancho again has got a problem mount goes past him far too easily goes past some dd as well and there's the deflection off for he did well just to come across there you called it early stuart mason mount is finding room at soyuncu's expense he doesn't want to come out really from that centre-half position but he's having to and when he does then the space behind him is being exposed by timo verna she extricate the corner schmeichel with a greasy ball was actually able to catch it pretty comfortably it's good work on the cover by angola conte well we were lucky enough to cover those champions league games against real madrid and he was brilliant wasn't he n'golo kante in both
great energy good on the ball made things happen really had the same effect today
chelseawon well enough on aggregate should have won by more really should have won both legs a little bit impetuous from rudiger can occasionally be like that it was actually in madrid where he got the facial injury that means the mask is still needed what
chelseaare you doing they're almost saying to rude again you can get as tight as you like to in that joke thiago silva's going to play almost like a sweeper and james is going to play up against vardy at times taken to english football very quickly here is jose perez and now taylorman's the shots on he had another stride into it actually probably that wasn't the wisest decision it might not have been blocked if he'd gone with the first touch losing out zh into the a collision that's seen as indeed his fault i think indeed he's frustrated because he's read exactly what timo vernon was going to do there virginia evans wins the header holding forward by sunshine james came in and michael oliver saying there was an advantage here i'm not sure there was much of an advantage he pointed that lester had the ball look where they've got it now squad for the upcoming delayed european championship which of course is a major venue indeed just playing their way impact too much opportunity to a few passes together or longer towards here nacho silva read it there it was again and ran in behind you nacho got...
his stronger side and certainly not his most successful shot but he should do better here good win in the air play around the midfield there's kante getting forward again johnny evans is almost pushing him onto his right-hand side it's a poor effort in the end and he knows it he's a very demonstrative coach thomas tucker please nickname the professor you could apply that to brendan rodgers as well deep thinking meant a game of football here's werner with another chance looks to pass it to zia over vernon nice amount settles for the throw the last season in the cup
chelseaactually went ahead christian pulisic is on the bench today okay that's to the
chelseacorn account let's see what it costs to take it again thiago silva in those couple of games we talked about into real madrid who've run some balls in the air from set plays arriving late let's go in the premier league this season the oldest premier league scorer it's a decent ball that's aligned up well on the edge of that goal area if that touch hadn't happened might well have knocked it in well what a great ball it was from thiago silva they worked it well down the right-hand side good cross came into the box when it comes to thiago silva just lifts it in there and i think burner gets a slight touch on that just here yeah takes it away from the creta i'm not sure whether equator would have been offside mind you yeah we have got var today some of you will be...
delighted with that some of you less so coming up to a half hour mark already the intriguing battle here seeing two of the top four in england's premier league four silverware itself the fa cup prize trophy it's interesting to hear before the game hacking zich was selected by
chelseato talk about his teammates quite interesting of werner he said he is very german and he actually said it three times and one thing that did surprise me i certainly didn't know it even the with the proximity we were allowed to this level of football but georginio is the crazy guy in the dressing room a model of calmness usually on the football field particularly when he's taking a penalty might be needed later on yeah the midfield two haven't been working together so far tillerman's indeedy and maybe johnny evans has got a problem just limp in there hope
fully it's not a recurrence of the problem that he's had over the last week or so i think he might have just signaled to the bench there he's got a problem big problem it's heartbreaking for any player but injuries are a part of this wonderful game we have but also more so this season you feel because of the intensity of the schedule oh how would they change this it looked like all brighton was warming up i guess maybe castanya could go into the back three and that's what he has been doing isn't it yeah going into the factory everybody would then probably just move across one brighter would come...
and play on this right hand side there's a wing back right on cue he was the player that was talking about the
leicesterhe was teammates he was the heart goes out for johnny evans been brilliant for them signing a lot of clubs but perhaps uh greater resources have shown an interest in him for
leicesterand brendan rodgers manchester united in terms of cut
finals but michael brighton had missed out on the original 11 today he's played in most of the games recently he's going to get a good chunk of this find one of the as evan says his farewells for today one of
leicester's heroes of the title winning season 2015 2016. there aren't so many of them left now michael brighton was one of them and he's on and coming over to the right wing back position castanya has gone to right-sided center-half for farner in the middle now science you staying where he is contact here's marcus alonso working well with mason mount fires it across isn't quite the direction that's where the creta has now james always a sense of history being made before our eyes on occasions like this who's going to be the hero who's going to be the one that's talked about in 50 years time that's the man who decided the 2021 fa cup
finalwell history can be a bit cruel and if you know your fa cup history the matthews
finalof 1953 stan mortensen got a hat trick and it wasn't his
finalbut well the game where spurs in a replay beat manchester
everybody talks about ricky vegan's goal yep that was uh 40 years ago yesterday i think he was taken off in the first game had a very lonely walk around the stadium to get to the dressing rooms i guess it was a replay of course then that's a challenge another one in the card for the second incident i think yeah i think it's the farner it's got the yellow card she's taking a little time to settle down here and mark albrighton came on he was played around first a little bit of action here's the challenge from castagna and that was the second one from was waving i think don't give a free kick against me but i don't think he could have got puffana off the hook here is rudiger 36 year old thiago silva james in his career
chelseaand of course england castaneda unless the fans weren't happy with indeedy there could have switched the play out to that left-hand side much quicker than he did backwards with his pass the local boy gets involved here and they have progressed with iozy perez indeedy all right there's a good pressure of the ball the best angle for front men from that deep though lovely played by mount andy came across him right fairly quickly on his blind side fans trying to play their part unless the fans realizing that their side got into too many dominating positions in terms of possession i had a sniff of a chance through jamie vardy when they won the premier league they were very much a counter-attacking side weren't...
they but under brendan rodgers they do like to control the game play out from the back possession based there's room for the long ball from that's not a great one please james recognize that he got time to control burner switch size for the moment just at the moment it looks much easier for
chelseato get into their front three than it does for
leicesterto get it into ianacho and jamie vardy
leicesterout of the competition before the
finallast season from ross barclays aston villa dreaming about last night to get him in behind
chelseabut at the other end it might happen against
leicesterch for burner still team overnight the farmer did very well against the appreciation of the fans behind that goal and has to get a free kick and thomas is stumped on the ground unfairly he's coming to team over on his weaker foot so far in this game i'm not talking about the tackles although it does apply he's actually trying to pull out the tackle isn't he timo werner thomas wanted to win the ball here's the chance you were talking about for father does really well to get across there man hurt himself there timo verna again he's finding space isn't he through that inside right position the yellow card for his troubles there's verna who set up the winning goal in the semi-
finaland there's two narrow wins for these two teams last month might have given us a clue to the nature of this game not saying one will be enough...
but 40 minutes and not too many chances tilamatsu paul brighton the thing about marcus alonso has always held against him he's not so good defensively and he goes to sleep defensively a couple of times castanera has gone short and then spun him behind him one good pass over the top that one he was beaten by a bit of skill from mark albrighton just wonder how many times james has played at center half goes in here picks it up but gives it away to indeedy thomas thought there might be one to chase plenty of tena
cityin the tackling here well georginio certainly won the ball here he didn't know just caught ioz perez chance for
leicesterto bend this into around about the penalty spot area
chelseahold a very high line here with the signal but thomas with the delivery lisa velaga was watching it's own choose his second heavy chance i think that was as easy as the first one he was beyond the front post he's had a problem defensively but he's a threat going forward that's for sure yeah he just gets too much on it i don't think he was going to be given offside it's a good delivery into the box from thomas needed a glance rather than a butt alonso ton well heavy shower has passed the players i'm sure we'll be happy with the extra watering of the pitch a lot of football to come on this ground in the next few weeks it's always a temptation for the ground staff to leave the ground long and fast here is zavernath with a chance to run...
at for now again that's a right-footed shot it is deflected this one
chelseawho started the half with a number of corners are going to have one late in the half as well well ziesh isn't happy the ball didn't come to him here goes past for fun but farna gets back and gets something on it just there must be a very slight touch bottom edge as they would say in the cricket world and he's still uh only breathing a bit difficult from that collision in which he ended up getting a yellow card had a bit of insult to the injury about it he's had some big moments in the game hasn't he so far timo verna hasn't really made the most of them tactically i think tucker will be the happier of the two coaches at the moment yeah they've got to let this game take care of itself before they drew up battle plans again on tuesday to face each other two added minutes before halftime taylormans oh it's a touch from vardy again suspiciously in an offside position but maybe not his movement is so darting just watch this pass from tileman's it's on side isn't it absolutely it's a great ball played in behind we talked about the glancing header at one end austin signed you again that time vardy can't get enough on it that's the best we've seen of that man there them played at the stadium for belgium earlier this season beaten by england james that's for the quetta and kante try and keep it in
chelsea's throat sure quick word...
on the first half from you well i think
chelseahave had the better of the play they've got their tactics right they've found space in behind the left-sided center half son shoe they've dominated the midfield area but they just haven't created enough going forward in that top third of the field and
leicesterwill be quite happy with that but not their overall performance i think they get better in the second half
leicestersticky position here the essence for brendan rodgers players
chelsealined up a bit differently this time it's still gonna be a left footer which is more like his curling than not it does have a lower variety and that is the last act of the goalless but certainly fascinating first half
chelseadoing more to call the tune
leicesterwith one or two moments for jamie vardy at the other end and also the disappointment of losing the influential johnny evans to injury timo werner has been a threat but he hasn't yet come as close as
chelseawould want him to do he almost played one brilliant board in the in the first half in acho when he got himself turned on the halfway line got away from rudiger one of the only times he did he tried to reverse the ball for the run of jamie vardy here's james now switching the position of reese james and we put that team up at the beginning that's james quickly by the blues all about having a good look at this trying to roll away maybe to try and get a free kick so michael brighton...
pulled on for johnny evans and he's certainly more of a natural winger playing right wing back than castaneda he can provide the cross turn the game that's the
city's way and he can play on both sides as well can't he knock all right in the center on the left-hand side and whip crosses in with his right foot there's the man he's going to try and give problems to marcus alonso contact give lerner something to chase it is so good at winning the ball back for
citybit of sunshine at wembley still chilly enough for the coat for the coaches but he's got plenty of support couldn't cut it back or try and win a corner it was a mistake by that man there for farmers to start with but it's a tasty centre-back there's the mistake he does really well to get back into a decent position here goes with the run of mel just pushes him out of play good defending 18 clean sheets in 26 games under thomas two cup
chelseathe way they lost on wednesday was you can see one of the most bizarre goals of the season and home which makes the visit to stamford bridge of
leicesteron tuesday even more important for both teams so aren't you ball to be fought for he went very fiercely here he wanted to kick through the ball and he actually kicked kansai didn't he kante put his foot back down the aggressor has come off the worst of the two here is kante denied the chance to stretch his legs maybe uh ian achos specific...
instructions about that rafa to win some of these 50 50 challenges now there's more intensity to their play in this second half and there's more noise because the teams are attacking the goal behind which they're 6 000 or so lucky supporters happy to be here they're still restricted alonso look at the space here for him marcus alonso is up in support again here he is there's another the 50 50s you mentioned got their first just about got there first giovino was screaming actually before he was touched james madison really imagine it would be for jose perez who hasn't really influenced the game so far there he is closing the ball down contact forward by searching a confident touch from zia a bit of a swagger about this
chelseaattack kante marcus alonso that's the hesitation by angela conte trying to size up his options took the swagger out of it we were talking the first half about the comments from their teammates about the players on each side and markle brighton talking about
leicestercalled madison the maverick he's certainly got talent and he is a man you feel for a big occasion and this is a very big occasion just the feeling we're getting to the heart of the mata now kante marcus alonso at the back post it's really well worked by
chelseaand it's the right decision by kante to go to the far post alonzo is always going to be mark albrighton in the air lovely ball played by georginio deep cross just gets in a bit too...
early i would say marcus alonso had to just take one step back that's why he couldn't really get the power in it both goals in a 2-1
chelseawin at wembley when tottenham were leasing this stadium as their home ground wow plenty of attempts but pretty easy afternoon so far for the goalkeepers increasing the sense that one moment maybe one mistake one inspired piece of play decide home for the next 12 months of the fa cup so aren't you thomas but it's a safer side of indeedy soon she goes long it's underneath the ball his mount flag is up the
finalone the header as you said at the time shirt uh wesley picana has played in the middle of the back three and it's uh useful for
leicesterthat he can in these circumstances with the early cross body going for it all forwards we'll say the earlier the cross the better the chance and that stretched
chelseawell that's the ball they play so often i'm sorry a couple of times in the first half goes back to a player on the right hand side doesn't even look just whips it in behind the defenders good defending though i would say from reece james she has got in front of jamie vardy that's the feeling in the second half increasing that the breakthrough is not that far away but at which end who knows
leicester's chance here paul brighton well no one really attacking it at that far post it was a
chelseatouch and it is a
leicesterthrow in those foxes fans and maybe sniffing out the...
center victory here there's a good ball played in there was two players around the back but it was only alonso that actually went for it in the end luke thomas longest i think so just starting to get that little bit tighter i think they were nervous in the first half
chelseawere definitely on the front foot brendan rodgers has just made one or two little tweaks to the tactics and he's gonna make another one at some point with madison coming on you'd imagine yeah nacho knew what he was doing there he drew the challenge in from rudiger he's done a great job doesn't it but it's a great club to get the job at isn't it obviously tinged by tragedy the loss of the owner in that awful helicopter incident at the ground the family of continued their support building new training facilities the recruitment players is very good and they're showing that that 15-16 season wasn't the fluke remember they won the league they only lost three premier league games in the entire season that was off the back of nearly been relegated the season before here goes timo burner schmeichel has one of two options and he chooses one that's safe enough he certainly had his moments in the first half a lot of good runs in behind
leicesterback three just didn't make enough of them castaneda off goes assistant has an awkward decision to make he's given it as a throw he was right we're a long way away and everybody knows where that ball was going to go...
danny vardy's ready to run thiago silva knows it's going to go in there but he still makes it very difficult for the defender because they're trying to do what they did in 2012 let's win the fa cup and then win the champions league a new manager then roberto di mateo who didn't last very long the former
chelseaplayer of course have scored in a cup
finalcan't take that away from the club history he did that double it's on his watch the four-time losers in an fa cup
finalthe most defeats of any club in an fa cup
finalwho've never won it originates in the east midlands is loud in northwest london once again he's going to bend this one away from the goalkeeper probably the biggest threat perez goes out to work something different didn't quite come off you can probably only do that once we've caught
chelseaout if the execution has been a bit better here's taylorman's though god he was a long way out and now it's chasing back because he sees a bit of space for
chelseato try and play out into closing down he's good thomas always great when a local boy comes through the ranks and still in his youth club thomas the novice in english football really first german to be in charge of the cup
finalteam and he said german striker hasn't quite fired the first half chances another of course on the bench in kind of habits clears it away i'm sure brendon rodgers at some point was going to make that substitution but...
chelsealook as though they want to bring felicicon that's the dortmund connection of course between the pulisic and the man who arrived mid-season and rejoined the american and here's azpilicueta oh he's got that wrong certainly wasn't a shot yeah i think he's trying to wrap his foot round it and he's he just couldn't do it finding that bit of space out wide thomas had to be narrow then starts to come out actually gets his angles just right didn't he thomas rosie perez he's been reprieved really we thought he was going off party leaving away at rhys james who's been deployed really in this position to try and cope with jamie vardy can't stop him squeezing it back to thomas castanya and he's not chasing that one until late on anyway and here's james just cut out by isaac perez's contact taylorman's from long distance oh one of the great wembley goals yuri chilemans fires the foxes in front in the 2021 fa cup
finalwell what a strike that is we mentioned in the first half he hadn't touched the ball that much he hadn't affected the game but that's a great goal what a strike nothing that kepper can do about that now what they are looking at was there a hand ball in the build-up plate then perez made the interception did it hit him on the arm he will see it is it his knee is it his arm it's the goal and this is a great view of it wham the wembley net bulges from the belgians fantastic strike maybe...
longer odds on
leicesterbut from long range they take the lead well he just hit straight through the back of the ball he couldn't hit that any sweeter could he and
leicesterhave been much much better in this second half well
chelseanow only to their costs that scoring first in an fa cup
finalisn't necessarily a passport to victory remember goalless with plenty of possession on wednesday in the premier league and here past the hour mark i haven't struck but maybe zh will do something anything a belgian can do a player who comes from although he's a moroccan international comes from holland can do as well but not that time they need even more maybe to get christian felicicon they'll wait
chelseaneeds to hit back this is remember one of their party pieces all the way out to mason mount and still free down beneath us kante almost gave it away and uh i thought of a right on the spot to say that there was no foul and
leicestercan play on as they're only too happy to do at the moment yuri thielemans has written his name large in fa cup
finalhistory whatever the outcome here a stormer of a goal oh they talked about jose perez not really having an effect on the game he had a big effect on that by making that interception didn't he
chelseathought it had hit him on the hand but it was definitely obviously ch michael will come and get very much his own man the son of peter but he does have many of the same qualities he's a feisty competitor...
unless the captain and his team have been feisty in this second half and they've found a way to a wembley goal madison is coming on the way understand not for josie perez here's the moment again when the ball is played forward
chelseaclaimed it to come off his arm knee onto him and that is not handball under the interpretations and that's what it led to a brilliant start strike from tileman's nothing that kepper can do about it i think goalkeeping experts would say he went with his wrong hand but it doesn't matter if he had three hands he wasn't going to get there nacho off madison on with a message for iot paris maybe we're gonna play two behind one two for
chelseain the fa cup
finallast season and they lost to arsenal christian politics and you can hear the boos for the man they used to cheer ben chilwell great replacement for marcus alonso i'll give him a bit more maybe speed for kandra attacking down that far side but not sure whether counter-attacking is what they're going to be allowed to do without drawing pressure on themselves obviously get as many players behind the ball as quickly as possible they have a lead to defend the team that have never won the fa cup virginia rude again i'm not going to have to identify chill well i don't think blue say it all that's filler if fern will get there first and then the ballistic bringing a bit of speed and the confidence here that
chelseabadly need in these circumstances ...
mount wants it in the d on the edge of the area virginia three or four players in that move to spurn the past chill well james now rudiger
chelseaat arms length way back to the halfway line well the next decision for thomas chuckle is to decide whether to bring on olivier giroud if they're going to drop that deep left up and allow
chelseato have lots of ball in these wide areas and in front of them at some point they need to cross it he did that against the arsenal on wednesday but very late of course extra substitutes allowed in this competition burner in the passing felipe challenge has got an impetuous reckless moment in him but uh got that right yeah he was going to swing his left boot on that at one point wasn't he then just changed his mind at the last minute swing of the boot would have been reckless just he's one of those players when you make a mistake in that position it can be costly he did one against newcastle they were beaten 4-2 at home by a struggling newcastle recently
cityand the the goal that got newcastle off and running was the blame played at the door of chella so i think gastani just stepped on the ball there just tweaked his knee it's not an advisable thing to do
chelseaneed to step on the gas georgina taylormans there's going to be more chance for vardy to show what he can do in the end of one long quick pass he's got a bang looping back into position i think brendon rodgers has now just...
handed the initiative to
chelseaexplain madison on the his left-hand side here's pulisic get some initiative for
chelseaby his own efforts just saying he's playing madison that little bit deeper on the left-hand side and perez deeper on the right-hand side it's going to leave jamie vardy up front by himself they certainly can't press the ball now
leicesterwell with the etch off they have to decide on a corner take it so you'll see that's not a another left footer rhys james okay stay back and let's go all the way back corner and it is a throw waste no time taking it he did well there madison knew the challenge was coming in just had his footsteps on by asking equator there's the goal again from a different angle doesn't matter what angle you see it from it's still a great goal hit from a long way out right into that top corner kevin get enough of the dive on it and that's what it means to the
leicesterplayers the injured evans the about come on madison that was the moment madison needed a bit of treatment on the pitch now i haven't got the physio on he's got up and got on with it time used up he must have known that was in as soon as he hits it must he absolutely obvious replacements in these situations really put him in the team against real madrid thomas chuckle and he said because of his aerial ability so maybe he's the player he's going to get crosses on for he started the game against arsenal missed a...
chance at nil nil surprised he looks a cool customer in front of goal there's nothing cool either end of the ground not in the temperature sense of the word anyway they're very heated the
leicesterfans and it's colder than cool and the
chelseahe's in a bit of trouble thomas at the is off of course there are also concussion regulations as well if that's what uh expecting thomas mcallen hudson the doorway on and they have to sacrifice the warrior-like qualities of
chelseaand he'll come on the right and he played a fair bit more as a right wing back for thomas two callers it's not a position that he knows particularly well but tucker's been drilling him in it more of a natural winger by trade i need to see okay from the medics here concussion checks are absolutely vital and quite a recent addition to the medical side of football which probably far too late if you leave it to the player he'll always come back on it's not just luke thomas's decision that he is back on hudson odoi has a track record and has won the fa cup four times with arsenal in by james that's the lineup to defend again at least james switches the point of attack contact looks much kinder by the
leicesterfans and ben jewell of course only left the club last year here's felipe tried to make a mark straight away what a great bit of play it was on n'golo kante it was chill well who got the head after it goodness me now that would have broken the...
hearts of the
leicesterfans actually hits the post here with a bit of help from schmeichel i think does michael get anything on it it's just creeping in that's a great save by kafana but not out of the way first real call to his considerable agility
chelseadominated possession in the last 10 minutes as you'd expect
leicestergetting deeper and deeper can they hang on here pushed over thomas it was halfway down anyway but there was contact yes brendan rodgers might just be a bit concerned that the point you've just made stuart that he has invited pressure really yeah however hamza chowdhury is a defensive midfield player so the uh and the dugout up in the cross seats the thai ownership hoping this could be a historic day in the history of
cityfootball club but the lead looking a little fragile i must say the other problem you've put madison on and then you've got it slightly more defensive madison's not the player that you want chasing around the field trying to close people down far from it there is going to be a quite a remarkable change i think i can see on the far side a player that brendan rodgers hasn't been able to use since december
chelseawill feel still in very much with a shout of pulling this back in 10 minutes or so that remain it will be a long 10 minutes for
citywant is to be giving away free kicks unnecessarily and madison's done just that and he's got a job to do he's closing...
down reese james then he's going back that little bit deeper to stop the likes of kulasik finding that bit of space it's not really his game james madison that's the door contact that's the door he's been i was singled out recently by thomas tucker he needs to up his game kante room here for mason mount blocked very well by soon true for
leicesterthat was a chance to whip the ball in behind
leicesterthere's a couple of runs in the box jewel getting forward down that left-hand side timo verna making a good run as well who's now going off yeah you mentioned giroud man with a great fa cup pedigree three winners medals with the arsenal one with
chelseaand a penalty area presence unless are going to reply in kind of on the right but it's wes morgan who hasn't played for
leicestersince december but of course was captain of the title winning team absolutely steeped in the recent history of this club i mean to some extent you could argue faces his most important 10 minutes in a
leicestershire maybe maybe his last 10 minutes although there's still of course a couple of league games to come but certainly his first 10 minutes of this calendar year and his first job will probably be to mark olivier giroud not what was required on that occasion he's made his substitutions now thomas took off they've got to get balls into the box they're not going to play through
leicestergot to get it wide get balls into the box and hope that...
habits olivier giroud can win a ball in the air sure that's the way they're going to get back into this game thereby hudson adore contact so one man press from bardi across the halfway line i'll try and lock on and
chelseaget it forward last season's losers are losing again but there's still time to stop it double fa cup
finaldefeats rudiger thiago silva geru is on the move he's short to felicit who wriggles three and whether michael oliver played in the bomb so it didn't look to me as though it might have been a foul anyway it went to giroux and
chelseastill had the ball but he quickly gave it away yeah i think feli
cityactually slipped over as he was running with the ball he's trying to get his team to play higher up the field he was telling bill ben chua what's almost almost to play as a left winger i think he sums up the entire population of
cityfans in the stadium in england around the world sometimes in the world they had to learn how to how to pronounce the name
leicesterbardi here goes vardy
leicesterget a corner well that's what he does so well just making it so difficult for thiago silva there there's a hint of a foul but the referee's allowed him to get away with it hasn't had too many touches as ivari but he's still worked very hard and the touches have all been in areas where you think something might happen for
leicesterthe man who played every round from the preliminary through the...
qualifying rounds through the early rounds before their top teams come in right through to the
finalitself it's too deep in the corner unless you have to be hands of chowdhury for
leicesterback in a little flip from vardy knew what he was trying to do probably wasn't in chowdhury's mind for that to unfold five minutes he is leading from the front he's chewing away contact extra time available if
chelseaequalize hudson adoye out by for fauna but not very far rudiger now james nadoy james sharon but reach it was a great shot by mason mount schmeichel running himself to his left is he wondering it's not going to be
chelsea's day again at wembley he's just made two world-class saves first from the header from chile that's even better what a save that is from schmeichel he stays on his line though leaving others to try and get the head to it living up to the family name casper is a goalkeeper in his own right what a save yeah i think most keepers might get to it but just gets a strong hand on it doesn't he yeah it was true of its rucker players mason mount might have hit it a little wider but he couldn't have connected cleaner it's always got something to say for himself casper as well so they restarted sportingly by
chelseachill will have absolutely no alternative he's already getting lambasted no wonder he's playing in the other half of the pitch that's not the best kick from schmeichel straight out of play...
castaner is now playing on the left-hand side he's playing as the left wing back or it's now back five really for
leicesterhe's going to be up against hudson adore when he goes forward just showing his versatility again isn't he to stania morgan's job as you say just to win the headers habits and geru in particular away from dangerous positions two minutes plus stoppage time of year a reasonable chunk of that should be good news for
chelseafans and it's gone in and was it ben chilwell he certainly came in with the first one 1-1 the fa cup has lost none of its magic thrills an amazing goal at one end an extraordinary goal in a completely different sense in another end it could even have been an own goal but it's a goal for
chelseathat's what matters what a pass this is from thiago silva there's a question mark could he be offside i don't think he was he was level and he actually kicked back into him just bounced in off chill well but the offside call will be checked it's a tight call as well really tight call i think he's going to be given offside here maybe not still waiting we're still waiting but what a past that was from thiago silva it's disallowed at wembley is the name
citywritten on the fa cup the former
leicesterplayer fought the ball into michael's net but he was just offside wow wow there it is again we're talking inches aren't we so so tight on the lean isn't it it looks to be a...
good run to start with from chill well he made that run from outside to win brilliant pass from thiago silva no thomas no five added minutes and
chelseacome again james here's madison but he's got to get back on side he has done that i think no he hasn't james pushes him over and
leicesterwants james to be at least reprimanded for that the player who actually lost his head the end of an england game here when england were beaten by denmark and he was red-carded playing for his country after the
finalwhistle rudiger isn't this an amazing competition it has to compete with so many others now the riches of the premier league the glamour of the champions league and great riches there as well stands up for himself itself every season and what a climax this is bringing well every tackle's going to be cheered by those
leicesterfans now giroud goes for it michael decides to let it go for a goal kick which should take a little bit longer but goalkeepers always have to weigh up how much time the referee will add on to the added time because of their dilly dallying and science who's going to take a time getting up here at the moment he is deciding but it's not yet over that's exactly what
leicesterwanted havertz jumping into soy on shoot sign she's going to make the most of it of course he is yeah habits maybe his fellow countrymen manager thomas duke is saying well why give it why'd you give away don't foul in there we can't...
give away free kicks foxes never quit that's the message from this end of the ground the real ones not too far away kicked it out but well away from his goal well madison's got a touch he just got a very very good block in there quite happy to let that run for a corner well they've surely got to take this shot haven't they sanchez making his way up to the box i'm not sure that's the best idea i think the message just reached him yeah it's going nowhere near the box taylormans
chelseahave lost a lot of shape they've made substitutions there's no real shake to their team now well the crowds to some extent back today and they've played a big part in this but the crowd pleasers seemingly are
citymadison back with
chelseaand thiago silva one last chance for callum hudson ajoy might get there first he's foul james or
chelseagot the ball still he's politic and conte it's the last roll of the dice for
chelseachill well that's what wes morgan's in there for now it's over it's over
citylanding for the first time in their history irish eyes are smiling for brendan rodgers but this will go down stuart robson there's the tila man's gut
finalabsolutely we said they'd come on stronger in the second half and that's exactly what they did they played with more urgency they pressed the ball higher up the field until they went one nil up and tilerman's in the first half he...
didn't affect the game in the second half he was much better and what a strike that was and great management from brendan rodgers he's done brilliantly with this