Leicester City became the 44th side to have their name engraved on the FA Cup trophy. Both Chelsea and Leicester City are pushing for the top four finish in the Premier League and come up against each other again in the league in the Mid-Week.
At Wembley Stadium on Saturday night, it was a wonder strike from Leicester Boy wonder Youri Tielemans that won the contest. The Belgian is not known for scoring goals but he was afforded too much space and time on the ball before unleashing a powerful strike that left many fans who were returning to the stadium after a long time bewildered.
The magic and fairytale of the FA Cup continued on Saturday night with Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy becoming the first player in the history of the competition to be involved in all stages of the competition from the preliminary rounds through to the final at Wembley. Leicester City’s triumph represented that fairytales do happen in football having lost the previous finals the club has been involved in. The Wembley triumph was the first in the history of the foxes.
For Chelsea it was a hard defeat to stomach having been denied what looked like an equaliser goal from former Leicester City player Ben Chiwell who had just coming as a second half substitute. The Video Assistant Referee ruled that Chiwell was marginally offside when he received the pass from Thiago Silva in the closing stages of the game. This is a second year that Chelsea have reached the final and ended up losing. the previous year they lost to London rivals Arsenal under then the management of club legend Frank Lampard. The final presented an opportunity for blues manager to win his first trophy in England but it was not to be.
Both teams will now look to cement their places in the top and a place next season’s UEFA Champions League. Chelsea on their part have another final to look forward to on the 29th May, 2021 in Portugal against Manchester City in the Champions League.