FA Cup final LIVE commentary: Chelsea v Leicester kick-off time, latest team news and how to follow on talkSPORT as top-four rivals clash at Wembley

Chelsea and Leicester are set to go head-to-head this evening in the final of the 2021 FA Cup.

Chelsea were beaten finalists in the showpiece match last season and will now be back under the Wembley arch for another shot at claiming the famous trophy.

Chelsea and Leicester are set to go head-to-head in the FA Cup final

Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes have enjoyed a stellar few seasons and will be eager to crown their good form with silverware.

Chelsea edged past Manchester City to reach the final while Leicester beat Southampton.

The Foxes beat the Blues 2-0 earlier this season in the Premier League and their return meeting was scheduled for the same day as the cup final in a strange twist of fate.

That match has now been scheduled for just a few days later on Tuesday, May 18 but who will be the FA Cup holders when that league game comes around?

Well, all eyes are now on the FA Cup final…

ROUTE TO THE FA CUP FINAL

Chelsea

  • Third Round: 4-0 win over Morecambe
  • Fourth Round: 3-1 win over Luton Town
  • Fifth Round: 1-0 win over Barnsley
  • Quarter-final: 2-0 win over Sheffield United
  • Semi-final: 1-0 win over Manchester City

Leicester

  • Third Round: 4-0 win over Stoke City
  • Fourth Round: 3-1 win over Brentford
  • Fifth Round: 1-0 win over Brighton
  • Quarter-final: 3-1 win over Manchester United
  • Semi-final: 1-0 win over Southampton

FA Cup final: Date and kick-off time

The 2021 FA Cup final will take place on Saturday, May 15.

It will be held at Wembley and will kick-off at 5:15pm.

The Premier League season will conclude the following weekend on Sunday, May 23 while the Champions League final is set for Saturday, May 29 and will see Chelsea face Manchester City.

The cup final will be refereed by Michael Oliver while Sian Massey-Ellis will become the first female official to be involved in the tournament’s showpiece match.

FA Cup final: How to follow

Full coverage from Wembley will be live on talkSPORT and we’ll bring you extended pre-match build-up throughout the day.

We will be live from BoxPark Wembley from 2:30pm to preview the big match.

Mark Saggers will then be your host from the famous stadium for the game itself with commentary from Sam Matterface and Andy Townsend.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen…

App iPhone – Download from the Apple store

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Radio – talkSPORT is available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

TV – Listen to talkSPORT through your TV on the following channels: Sky: Channel 0108 Virgin Media: Channel 927 Freeview: Channel 723 Freesat: Channel 731

Leicester beat Chelsea 2-0 in the Premier League earlier this season
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FA Cup final: Team news

Chelsea boast a fully-fit squad for the final.

Mateo Kovacic has shaken off a hamstring injury and N’Golo Kante is back after Achilles tendon pain.

Andreas Christensen has also beaten a leg tendon issue.

Meanwhile, Leicester’s Jonny Evans faces a race to be fit in time.

The defender has been nursing a heel problem which has forced him to miss the last two games and he will be given until the last minute to prove his fitness.

James Justin and Harvey Barnes are sidelined while Cengiz Under has been nursing a hip problem and Wes Morgan is out with a back issue.