Chelsea vs Leicester Premier League
Chelsea and Leicester will become the 117th different pair in the 140th FA Cup main event. The Blues, who saw their seven-match unbeaten streak end midweek (W5, D2), will be eager to avoid becoming the first team since Newcastle (1999) to lose consecutive finals, though only against Hull (11) have they done so. He played more FA Cup games without losing than against the ‘Foxes’ (nine – G7, E2).
Thomas Tuchel makes history here by becoming the first German coach to lead a team to the final, and he will know that the Chelsea defense, who have yet to concede a goal in the competition under him, has been key. He’s likely to rely on that bottom line again, as Chelsea have scored just one goal in four of their previous five final appearances and have never scored more than twice in the previous 15 finals.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is looking at his own piece of history as he looks to become the first manager since Sir Alex Ferguson to win the flagship cup competitions in Scotland and England. However, history is not on their side as Leicester have made the most FA Cup final appearances without a win (four). However, it has been an easy race this season, scoring first in four of his five FA Cup victories.
Within that streak, they were particularly dangerous in the 50′-60 ‘segment, scoring at least once during this period in four games. While in his last four competitive matches (G2, D1, L1), it is worth noting that five of his seven goals came after the 60th minute.
Players to Score: Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic hopes to follow in the footsteps of great club Didier Drogba by becoming the first player since him to score in consecutive competition finals. No player has scored more goals in the competition this season than Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho (four); he scored the first goal in the last three rounds.
Red-hot stat: The last final played before the league season ended (2012/13) saw the losers secure a surprising victory (Wigan 1-0 v Manchester City).
Prediction: Chelsea  vs  Leicester