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Mark Lawrenson makes FA Cup prediction on Chelsea v Leicester City

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Mark Lawrenson has stated his prediction on the FA clash between Chelsea and Leicester City.

The two sides are set to face each other in the final of the competition on Saturday.

And speaking about the match, Lawrenson has backed Thomas Tuchel’s side to secure a 1 – 0 win over the rivals and to lift FA Cup.

“Chelsea’s midweek defeat to Arsenal opens the door a little to the teams below them in the race for the top four, especially because they are trying to win the FA Cup this weekend, while their rivals play in the Premier League,” he said.

“The Blues made seven changes for the Gunners game, which felt like too many to me – even with a game like this next. It obviously backfired because of the result they got.

“Thomas Tuchel will pick his strongest team here though, and I think they will have too much for Leicester – the Foxes got a good win at Old Trafford on Tuesday, but that was against a weakened Manchester United side.

“It will be close but, from what I’ve seen of Brendan Rodgers’ side in the past few weeks, I am not sure they have got enough about them to break down this Chelsea side.

“Having around 20,000 fans back inside Wembley will help, though, especially for whichever team falls behind and needs to be lifted to come back.

“I am still sticking with Chelsea to win it, though. They will create more chances, and they just have to take them.”

Source: BBC Sport 

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