Chelsea vs Leicester City. Predicted line-ups and latest news

Football news 16 mar 2024, 07:09
Chelsea vs Leicester City. Predicted line-ups and latest news Chelsea vs Leicester City. Predicted line-ups and latest news

Tomorrow, on March 17, the final matches of the sixth round of the 2023/24 FA Cup will take place. Two matches are scheduled for this day, with one of them being the encounter between Chelsea and Leicester City.

Chelsea continues its pursuit in the FA Cup, hoping to clinch at least some silverware in the current season. Having lost to Liverpool in the final of the Football League Cup, their chances of winning the Premier League can be equated to zero, leaving the FA Cup as their last hope.

Leicester City appears to be reviving its former glory. The "Foxes" are leading the Championship and have every chance of promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season. Leicester has previously won the FA Cup, notably in the 2020/21 season, defeating Chelsea in the final with a scoreline of 1-0.

Several well-known resources such as Sofascore, Fotmob, and Whoscored have already put forth their speculations regarding the possible starting lineups of each team.

It is worth noting that both teams have suffered losses ahead of the match, with Chelsea bearing the brunt. In this match, "the Pensioners" will be without Reece James, Romeo Lavia, Christopher Nkunku, and Wesley Fofana due to injuries, as well as Enzo Fernandez due to suspension. The participation of Benoît Badiashile and Levi Colwill remains uncertain. Leicester has only three absentees due to player injuries: Casey McAteer, Ricardo Pereira, and Dennis Praet.

Regarding Chelsea's starting lineup, sources differ in opinion regarding the midfielders. However, this is mostly due to errors in the sources, as Sofascore and Whoscored include the disqualified Enzo Fernandes in the lineup.

George Petrovich is likely to take up the goalkeeper position. The defensive line will consist of Marco Kukurella, Trevor Chalobah, Axel Disasi, and Malo Gusto. In midfield, Moses Caicedo and Conor Gallagher are expected to play closer to the defense, while assisting in attack will be Mikhail Mudryk, Cole Palmer, and Raheem Sterling. Nicholas Jackson will be the lone striker.

  • Predicted Chelsea line-ups:
    Petrovich – Kukurella, Chalobah, Gusto, Disasi – Caicedo, Gallagher – Mudryk, Palmer, Sterling – Jackson

As for Leicester's starting lineup, there is much disagreement among sources, starting from the goalkeeper position, and it is also unclear which tactical scheme Enzo Maresca will choose.

According to Fotmob, Mads Hermansen will guard the goal, while other sources believe it will be Jakub Stolarczyk. Yannick Vestergaard and Hamza Choudhury are expected in the defensive line. The player on the left flank remains uncertain, with James Justin or Callum Doyle being potential options. One position in the center of defense is also vacant, with either Vaut Fass or Conor Cody potentially filling it.

The selection of midfielders and attackers will depend on the tactical scheme chosen by the coach. The opinions of Sofascore and Fotmob are more trusted, as they place Wilfred Ndidi and Harry Winks closer to defense in midfield, and closer to attack - Stephy Mavididi, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, and Abdul Fatawu Issahaku. The lone striker is likely to be Jamie Vardy.

  • Predicted Leicester City line-ups:
    Hermansen/Stolarczyk – Justin/Doyle, Vestergaard, Fass/Cody, Choudhury – Ndidi, Winks – Mavididi, Dewsbury-Hall, Issahaku – Vardy



A reminder that the match between Chelsea and Leicester City will take place tomorrow, March 17, at Stamford Bridge in London. The kickoff is scheduled for 13:45 Central European Time.

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