Leicester City is on the verge of their next memorable season after 2015/16. Last weekend, they shockingly managed to win 1-0 over the favourite Chelsea in Wembley. It was a tough game and Brendan Rodgers’s men were able to score the winning goal through Youri Tielemans’ long range shot. The Blues attempted to equalise but their decent chances by Mason Mount, Ben Chillwell and Olivier Giroud were denied by Kasper Schmeichel who was in his peak form last weekend. Such victory marks the first FA Cup title for Leicester City and the second notable title after Premier League 2016. This season Jamie Vardy and Co still have a chance to play in Champions League next season by sitting on the third in the standings. It is not safe yet and one more win is needed to seal the top four finish.
Chelsea vs Leicester City 0-1
Goals: Youri Tielemans (62)
Chelsea: Kepa Arrizabalaga – Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Recce James – Jorginho(Kai Havertz 75), NGolo Kante, Marcos Alonso (Ben Chillwell 68), Cesar Azpilicueta (Callum Hudson Odoi 76) – Mason Mount, Timo Werner (Olivier Giroud 82), Hakim Ziyech (Christian Pulisic 68)
Leicester City : Kasper Schmeichel – Johnny Evans (Marc Albrighton 34), Wesley Fofana, Caglar Soyuncu – Winfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans, Timothy Castagne, Luke Thomas (Wes Morgan 82), Ayoze Perez (Hamza Choudhury 82) – Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho (James Maddison 67)
Apart from The Foxes, there are four other teams which share the same opportunity to finish in the top four. They are The Blues, currently collecting 64 points, Liverpool with 63 points, plus Tottenham and West Ham sharing equal 59 points. The Reds and Spurs snatched a win last weekend. The former picked up 2-1 win dramatically against West Brom on the road after the late Allison Brecker’s header found the back of the net after Mo Salah and Hal Robson Kanu scored for both ends, whereas the latter won 2-0 over Wolves at their home turf through Harry Kane and Pierre Hojberg. Unfortunately, The Hammers’ hope begins to fade away after only being held in a 1-1 draw while taking on Brighton. Said Benrahma’s late goal equalised Danny Wellbeck’s goal five minutes earlier.
The remaining two games will be crucial for each of them to compete for two UCL spot and one Europa League place. Here are the two leftover matches for each team.
- Leicester City: 18/5 vs Chelsea (Away); 23/5 vs Tottenham (Home)
- Chelsea: 18/5 vs Leicester (H); 23/5 vs Aston Villa (A)
- Liverpool: 18/5 vs Burnley (A) ; 23/5 vs Crystal Palace (H)
- Tottenham : 18/5 vs Aston Villa (H) ; 23/5 vs Leicester (A)
- West Ham: 18/5 vs West Bromwich (A) ; 23/5 vs Southampton (H)