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country flag FA Cup Round 1/4 Final
Sun 28 June 2020 16:00
Referee
Michael Dean
Weather at KO
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Travel Info
2 hours coach
Distance
144 KM

Leicester City

Last updated: Sun 28 June 2020 09:21
In Brief

Resumed season with back-to-back league draws. Yet to concede goal in FA Cup, but also yet to face top flight opposition. Pereira long-term absentee. Empty stands.

Looking Back

Foxes held to 0:0 home draw by Brighton on Tuesday, with forward actions once again lacking conviction. In fact Leicester need to thank goalkeeper Schmeichel for saved penalty.

In both league games since resumption draws registered and forward actions not convincing.

In the FA Cup ambitions high to challenge for the trophy and Leicester kept clean sheets in all 3 rounds so far. Draw was kind though as all games in competition up to now against lower league sides.

Looking Ahead

Coach Rodgers used 4-4-2 shape on Tuesday, but now he’s expected to revert to his preferred 4-1-4-1 system. Barnes, Perez and Praet pushing for recalls, while young Justin should get extended run in squad as Pereira sidelined for rest of campaign.

Iheanacho has good record in 2 cup competitions this campaign (4 goals in 5 appearances) and it will be curious if he or top scorer in league Vardy will lead attack from off.

Chelsea

Last updated: Sun 28 June 2020 09:24
In Brief

Coming off inspiring 2:1 home win vs. Man City. Perfect since restart of season – 2 wins in 2. Top 4 in league of higher priority compared to FA Cup. Tomori and Hudson-Odoi fitness doubts, but no other issues.

Looking Back

Chelsea made Liverpool champions on Thursday night after beating Man City 2:1 at home. Strong display from everyone, in particular from wide attacking players Pulisic and Willian, brought this second 2:1 league win since season resumed.

In previous FA Cup round eliminated Liverpool (2:0), but Royal Blues find it much more important to secure top 4 finish in league right now than to go for the cup trophy.

Pulisic one to watch as he scored in both games since resumption and he looks very hungry player right now.

Looking Ahead

Coach Lampard set to rotate and possibly give fit-again Abraham first start since season restarted. Likes of Jorginho, Kovacic, Zouma and Pedro also could feature from the off.

Have no serious injury issues and even ailing Tomori and Hudson-Odoi back in training and expected to return soon.

Points of Interest

Both league games between sides this season ended in draws – 1:1 in London and 2:2 in Leicester.

Manager Comments

"We will certainly have to think about if we need to rotate a bit to keep freshness in the players"

"We are in a year of slight transition and of course our focus is the league."

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Chelsea

Last updated: Sun 28 June 2020 09:24
In Brief

Coming off inspiring 2:1 home win vs. Man City. Perfect since restart of season – 2 wins in 2. Top 4 in league of higher priority compared to FA Cup. Tomori and Hudson-Odoi fitness doubts, but no other issues.

Looking Back

Chelsea made Liverpool champions on Thursday night after beating Man City 2:1 at home. Strong display from everyone, in particular from wide attacking players Pulisic and Willian, brought this second 2:1 league win since season resumed.

In previous FA Cup round eliminated Liverpool (2:0), but Royal Blues find it much more important to secure top 4 finish in league right now than to go for the cup trophy.

Pulisic one to watch as he scored in both games since resumption and he looks very hungry player right now.

Looking Ahead

Coach Lampard set to rotate and possibly give fit-again Abraham first start since season restarted. Likes of Jorginho, Kovacic, Zouma and Pedro also could feature from the off.

Have no serious injury issues and even ailing Tomori and Hudson-Odoi back in training and expected to return soon.

Points of Interest

Both league games between sides this season ended in draws – 1:1 in London and 2:2 in Leicester.

Manager Comments

"We will certainly have to think about if we need to rotate a bit to keep freshness in the players"

"We are in a year of slight transition and of course our focus is the league."

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Round 3
Birmingham City - Blackburn Rovers 2 - 1
Bristol City - Shrewsbury 1 - 1
Burnley - Peterborough United 4 - 2
Millwall - Newport County 3 - 0
Rochdale - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Rotherham United - Hull City 2 - 3
Brentford - Stoke 1 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Sheffield Wednesday 0 - 1
Cardiff City - Carlisle United 2 - 2
Fulham - Aston Villa 2 - 1
Preston - Norwich City 2 - 4
Reading - Blackpool 2 - 2
Southampton - Huddersfield Town 2 - 0
Watford - Tranmere Rovers 3 - 3
Bournemouth - Luton Town 4 - 0
Fleetwood - Portsmouth 1 - 2
Leicester City - Wigan Athletic 2 - 0
Manchester City - Port Vale 4 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 0 - 0
Bristol Rovers - Coventry City 2 - 2
Burton - Northampton Town 2 - 4
Charlton Athletic - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Chelsea - Nottingham Forest 2 - 0
Crewe Alexandra - Barnsley 1 - 3
Crystal Palace - Derby County 0 - 1
Middlesbrough - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
QPR - Swansea City 5 - 1
Liverpool - Everton 1 - 0
Gillingham - West Ham United 0 - 2
Arsenal - Leeds United 1 - 0
Blackpool - Reading 0 - 2
Coventry City - Bristol Rovers 3 - 0
Newcastle United - Rochdale 4 - 1
Shrewsbury - Bristol City 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford -
Tottenham Hotspur - Middlesbrough 2 - 1
Carlisle United - Cardiff City 3 - 4
Manchester United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford 2 - 1
(AET)
Round 4
QPR - Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 2
Northampton Town - Derby County 0 - 0
Brentford - Leicester City 0 - 1
Reading - Cardiff City 1 - 1
West Ham United - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Burnley - Norwich City 1 - 2
Coventry City - Birmingham City 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Oxford United 0 - 0
Southampton - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
Millwall - Sheffield United 0 - 2
Portsmouth - Barnsley 4 - 2
Hull City - Chelsea 1 - 2
Manchester City - Fulham 4 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Manchester United 0 - 6
Shrewsbury - Liverpool 2 - 2
Bournemouth - Arsenal 1 - 2
Birmingham City - Coventry City 2 - 2
(4 : 1 AP)
Cardiff City - Reading 3 - 3
(1 : 4 AP)
Derby County - Northampton Town 4 - 2
Liverpool - Shrewsbury 1 - 0
Oxford United - Newcastle United 2 - 3
(AET)
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton 3 - 2
Round 5
Portsmouth - Arsenal 0 - 2
Chelsea - Liverpool 2 - 0
Reading - Sheffield United 1 - 2
(AET)
West Bromwich Albion - Newcastle United 2 - 3
Leicester City - Birmingham City 1 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Norwich City 1 - 1
(2 : 3 AP)
Sheffield Wednesday - Manchester City 0 - 1
Derby County - Manchester United 0 - 3
Round 1/4 Final
Norwich City - Manchester United 1 - 2
(AET)
Sheffield United - Arsenal 1 - 2
Leicester City - Chelsea 0 - 1
Newcastle United - Manchester City 0 - 2
Round 1/2 Final
Arsenal - Manchester City 2 - 0
Manchester United - Chelsea 1 - 3
Round Final
Arsenal - Chelsea 2 - 1