class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having looked very assured in big matches under Tuchel, Al Hain-Cole expects the Blues to prove too strong for Rodgers' men in the FA Cup final
Chelsea and Leicester City will go head-to-head for FA Cup glory when they meet at Wembley in Saturday’s final.
The Blues are taking part in their fourth final in five seasons, a run that has produced one win and two defeats – including last time out against Arsenal.
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However, they are 10/11 (1.91) favourites with bet365 to bounce back by coming out on top to lift the trophy for a ninth time in their history.
In contrast, Brendan Rodgers’ men are appearing in the final for the first time since 1969 and can be backed at 3/1 (4.00) to secure their first ever FA Cup triumph with a historic victory.
Three of the last five encounters between this duo have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 5/2 (3.50) on them taking this game into extra-time after a deadlocked 90 minutes.
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Mateo Kovacic faces a race against time to prove his fitness ahead of the final, although Andreas Christensen is unlikely to feature after going off injured last weekend against Manchester City.
Jonny Evans will face a late fitness test after missing the last two matches due to injury, with James Justin, Wes Morgan, Harvey Barnes and Cengiz Under all ruled out.
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With a Champions League final still to come later this month and two matches away from securing a place in the Premier League’s top-four, Thomas Tuchel has done a remarkable job in transforming the fortunes of a team that was struggling for consistency under Frank Lampard.
The former Paris Saint-Germain boss has suffered just three defeats in 26 matches in all competitions, a run built on an impressive return of 18 clean sheets.
Having recorded big wins over the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Manchester City already, he will be confident the team will rise to occasion against a Foxes team that is inexperienced in showpiece finals.
Indeed, Leicester have looked short of their best in recent weeks, taking just four points from Newcastle and 10-man Southampton before only narrowly beating a significantly understrength Manchester United in midweek.
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Considering their superior form, squad and record in recent big matches, Chelsea look well worth those 10/11 (1.91) odds to come out on top at Wembley.
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