Chelsea vs Leicester City: prediction for the FA Cup quarter finals
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Chelsea vs Leicester City: prediction for the FA Cup quarter finals

A cross-league matchup to open a Sunday slate!

Leicester City, seeking its return to the FA Cup semi finals, will travel to London to face off against Chelsea. Match will begin on Sunday, March 17, at 1:45 PM CET.

Chelsea

Those are not the best of times at Stamford Bridge, as Chelsea is not competing for the EPL championship or a Champions League trophy in 2024.

However, the Blues were moderately successful in the knockout competitions this season, as Chelsea made it to the EFL Cup before ultimately losing to Liverpool at Wembley, and will play in the quarter finals of the FA Cup. Chelsea has already eliminated Preston North End and Leeds United from the competition, but there is a third EFL Championship squad coming up to town on Sunday.

Leicester City

While the Foxes are yet to come back to the Premier League after their surprising relegation last season, Leicester City is as close as it gets, sitting in first place in the Championship.

Before focusing on the direct promotion, there is still a chance to remind the Premier League teams that they are coming back. Leicester City has already eliminated Bournemouth in extra time in the fifth round, as they will now travel to London to face off against the Blues.

Prediction ⚽️

Leicester City has not beaten Chelsea since 2021, when the Foxes secured a “1-0” victory at Stamford Bridge, but this might be a good time to stop that winless streak at five.

Sportsbooks, however, strongly favor the home team, as Leicester City is in a relative slump, while Chelsea managed to take down Newcastle United in a thrilling “3-2” finish last week. We, however, will go with Leicester City covering up the (+1) spread with beefy 🔥2.24 odds.