FA Cup final: Chelsea and Leicester City's road to Wembley – in pictures

A look at how the two teams secured their places at Saturday's showpiece in London

The 140th FA Cup final kicks-off on Saturday when Chelsea take on Leicester City in the showpiece event at Wembley.

Both teams currently sit in the Premier League's top four, hoping to secure a place in next season's Champions League.

Leicester are playing in their first final since 1969 when they were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City. The Foxes have yet to lift the famous trophy, finishing runners-up on four occasions.

Chelsea have won the FA Cup eight times with only Manchester United and Arsenal – 12 and 14 victories, respectively – enjoying more success in the competition than the Blues. They have also finished runners-up six times.

Only one of those eight wins was achieved outside the Premier League era. They last lifted the cup in 2018 when they defeated Manchester United courtesy of an Eden Hazard penalty after 22 minutes.

Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers has yet to coach a team to victory in the competition, although he did reach the last-four with Liverpool in 2015, where they lost 2-1 to Aston Villa. Rodgers has won the Scottish Cup on two occasions with Glasgow Celtic.

Chelsea started the current FA Cup campaign with Frank Lampard in charge but he was sacked in January and replaced with Thomas Tuchel who is coaching in England for the first time in his career.

The German lifted the German equivalent of the FA Cup with Borussia Dortmund and twice won the French version with Paris Saint-Germain.

The picture gallery above shows each match both teams have played in this season's competition. To view the next image, click on the arrows or swipe if on a mobile device.

Published: May 15, 2021 10:18 AM


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