Chelsea reached the FA Cup semifinals when Ross Barkley came off the bench to secure a 1-0 victory at Leicester.
Barkley, one of three manager changes made by Frank Lampard at halftime, slipped the winner home in the 63rd minute as Chelsea have joined Manchester United and Arsenal in the last four.
- Full-time: Leicester City 0-1 Chelsea
- GOAL! Barkley places Chelsea 1-0
- Half time: Leicester City 0-0 Chelsea
- Chelsea XI: Caballero, James, Rudiger, Zouma, Emerson, Kante, Gilmour, Willian, Mount, Pulisic, Abraham
- Live broadcast and TV news
“When you enter the surface, the chances are there. When entering the area, we will always get goals. We won the match, that’s the most important thing. “
Coming soon: post-match reaction!We’ll have all the feedback from the players and Lampard soon, so stay tuned!
Here’s this winner from Ross Barkley…
“Lampard has been a serial winner as a player at Chelsea and knows that winning the FA Cup could be the perfect springboard for his biggest ambition to make the Blues again a force. His triple substitution at half time completely changed this match. Three out of three wins ”since Chelsea restarted. ”
Lampard’s hopes for a trophy in his first season are still alive today. They are in the semi-finals and are heading towards Wembley.
Leicester is getting closer again as Gray sets up Ndidi, but the Nigerian is largely expanding his efforts.
Chelsea should be out of sight in 4v2 at the break. The pass from Barkley to Loftus-Cheek is bad but the midfielder improvises to give it back, and the powerful of the first is stopped by Schmeichel.
The hosts threaten late here.
And a huge break for Caballero!
Albrighton leans in a deep cross toward the far post and Caballero makes an unfortunate attempt to claim it. He doesn’t do it and Soyuncu has an empty net to lead, but Azpilicueta gets in the way.
Giuseppe Muro at King Power Stadium“Leicester had really lost its way, but they have improved since the beverage break as they pursue an equalizer. The match is really open now and with the hosts, Chelsea will likely have a break. “
80 mins: The game is becoming more and more tense now and Evans is giving it away at a lower cost. Chelsea kick the numbers as Barkley carries the ball but the midfielder’s effort flies over the bar.
77 mins: Lampard makes his last change – at least from normal time – while Pedro replaces Willian.
76 minutes: Barnes was sacrificed while Rodgers sent Demarai Gray, an injection of rhythm is exactly what Leicester needs on the flanks.
72 mins: This is another opportunity for Ruben Loftus-Cheek to take a few minutes to his credit as he replaces Pulisic. The American went straight to the physiotherapist and is being treated in the calf. It will be a concern for Lampard.
Rain is also falling, so Chelsea will have to be fully focused from here.
“The three Lampard replacements all had an impact and this triple change at halftime really paid off. The game has completely changed from what we saw in the first half – now the visitors are in control and Leicester is struggling. “
The players are going to relax but Chelsea will not want to stop, given their improvement in the second half.
Leicester must regroup – the spark in the first half fades a lot.
Suddenly, Leicester is watching the sea in defense.
Willian whips in a teasing center in the near post and Barkley, arriving behind Soyuncu, folds him into the far corner of the volley.
Giuseppe Muro at King Power Stadium“Chelsea got off to a better start in the second half and Frank Lampard will be encouraged by what he has seen since the restart. “
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How to watch Leicester City vs Chelsea
TV channel: The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport, which can be added to an existing contract from £ 15 per month. Their “Big Sport” package is also available at £ 40 per month, while it can also be watched via Now TV with a daily pass at £ 9.99.
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Leicester vs Chelsea Team News
Leicester XI: Schmeichel; Chilwell, Evans, Soyuncu, Justin; Ndidi, Praet, Tielemans; Perez, Barnes, Vardy.
Submarines: Ward, Morgan, Bennett, Fuchs, Choudhury, Mendy, Gray, Albrighton, Iheanacho
Chelsea XI: Caballero, James, Rudiger, Zouma, Emerson, Kante, Gilmour, Willian, Mount, Pulisic, Abraham
Submarines: Kepa, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Pedro, Giroud