A chance for silverware faces both teams in the eyes as they prepare to lock horns at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening.
The 2020/21 FA Cup final comes as a welcome distraction from the highly intense top four charge ongoing in the English Premier League.
Chelsea have been a revamped side since Thomas Tuchel took over and this is the German’s first chance to bag a trophy to uplift Chelsea spirits.
The Blues were beaten 2-1 in last season’s FA Cup final by eventual winners Arsenal and are hoping to overturn their fortunes this time round.
Leicester booked a spot in the final after a 1-0 semi victory over Southampton while Chelsea saw off Manchester City by the same score-line.
The Foxes will be taking part in their fifth final as they search for their maiden FA Cup crown, while Saturday’s game is Chelsea’s 15th appearance in the showpiece event as they seek a ninth triumph.
Both sides will be boosted by the fact that there will be a significant amount of crowd attending this final.
What time does Chelsea vs Leicester start?
The game kicks off at 7:15pm Kenyan time at the Wembley Stadium.
Chelsea vs Leicester team news
Antonio Rudiger will replace Kurt Zouma on the left hand side of the three-man defensive line that will also have Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Tuchel also confirmed that out of favor goalkeeper Kepa Arizzabalaga will start ahead of Edouard Mendy.
Timo Werner was given the night off in midweek and will lead the line and the Blues will be happy to hear that Ngolo Kante is fit to start.
Matteo Kovacic returns to the squad but will start on the bench alongside Olivier Giroud, Kai Havertz and Billy Gilmour.
James Justin, Harvey Barnes and Wes Morgan are still absent for the foxes but Caglar Soyuncu, Wesley Fofana and Johnny Evans will solidify the defense.
Ricardo Pereira is hoping to replace the young Luke Thomas, meaning Timothy Castagne may have to switch to the left side.
And up front, James Maddison and the pace of Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho will be the key components to the Leicester attack.
Chelsea vs Leicester head to head
The Blues hold the advantage, winning 14 times out of the 26 games played between the two sides.
The Foxes have won just four and the remaining 8 have resulted in a stalemate.
Chelsea vs Leicester current form
There is nothing separating these sides as far as their recent run of matches is concerned.
Both have won three, lost one and drawn another in their last 5 games.
Chelsea vs Leicester prediction
Despite the billing of this being a cagey encounter, both sides are desperate for silverware so goals should not lack in the game.
Though, Chelsea’s squad depth could be enough to help them grind out a narrow victory for FA Cup glory.