CM – FA Cup: Brendan Rodgers urges Leicester City to create an incredible legacy ahead of the final against Chelsea-Sports News, Firstpost


Leicester will face Champions League finalists Chelsea in English football’s first cup competition – the first time since 1969 that the Foxes have made it to the figurehead.

File picture of Leicester City chef Brendan Rodgers

London: Brendan Rodgers says his players can « create an incredible legacy » if they become the first team from Leicester to win the FA Cup on Saturday after losing four in the final.

Leicester scores in the first cup competition of the English football to the Champions League finalists Chelsea – the first time since 1969 that the Foxes have reached the figurehead.

Some players, including the talisman Jamie Vardy, are still part of the team that won the Premier League unleashed one of the biggest shocks in English football history in 2016.

But many of the current crops weren’t on that side and Rodgers said they now have the opportunity to create a piece of history for the Thai club of their own write.

21,000 spectators will be at Wembley, with Chelsea and Leicester each being allocated 6,250 tickets as part of a pilot project to attract large crowds to events sites during the coronavirus pandemic.

« We earned the right to be in the finals and we will have the opportunity to make our own story, » Rodgers said on Thursday.

 » We’ve seen it (the cup final) all our lives. It is a real privilege for me to be able to bring Leicester out for the first time in over 50 years. « 

 » You always have to be calm these weeks. This is a game where you can create an incredible legacy. You make your own story in these games. « 

Rodgers, whose side is also on track to qualify for next season’s Champions League, hopes veteran center-back Jonny Evans will join after two missed games with a heel injury against Chelsea.

« We’re giving him another day, » said Rodgers. « He’s done very well in the last 24 hours. He looked very good and we’ll see what the reaction is after that and make the final decision tomorrow (Friday).

« It’s just a discussion between me and Jonny. You always have to talk to the players and Jonny is a warrior.

« If he can play in any way – even if he’s not 100 percent – he’ll be out there. »

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May 13, 2021 11:03:27 PM IST


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