Chelsea 4-2 Leicester City, FA Cup: Post-match reaction, ratings

Chelsea made a positive start to the match and Cole Palmer almost opened the scoring within five minutes with a neat little heel strike to the near post from a corner. The ball goes over everyone but is caught by the foot of the far post.

But we didn’t have to wait too long for the first goal, as Nicolas Jackson completely beat his marker and rolled a ball over the six for the easiest of finishes for Marc Cucurella, who broke a lung to do the support race far away. job.

Chelsea could have led 2-0 a few minutes later, but Mykhailo Mudryk’s shot hit a static Sterling in front of goal. Sterling had the chance to make up for it by winning a penalty ten minutes later, but his weak effort was easily stopped. Sterling then had a chance to make up for it with a 1-on-1, but he shot wide.

Eventually Sterling got something going, and his ball from the left was placed inside the near post by Palmer just at the end of the half to give us that two goal lead heading into the dressing room .

After the break, as we’ve seen so many times this season unfortunately, it was a very different story. We let our attention slip and Axel Disasi scored an own goal out of nowhere a few minutes into the second half. Chances for Jackson and Caicedo were begging at the other end, and Leicester would complete the comeback on the hour mark, with a magnificent goal from former Arsenal prospect Stephy Mavididi.

Jackson appeared to have won a penalty in the 70th minute, when he was behind 1-on-1, but VAR reviewed and ruled the last defender’s foul occurred outside the box. This defender, however, received his marching orders, seeing his yellow upgraded, for refusing a scoring opportunity.

Chelsea didn’t really take full advantage of the numerical advantage, but ultimately a wonderful combination between Palmer and Chukwuemeka got us over the line in added time. Noni Madueke put the icing on the cake with a bit of individual skill in the final seconds to make it 4-2.

At Wembley!


  • Two changes from last weekend, with Sánchez replacing the Cup keeper and Mudryk replacing the suspended Enzo (and Gallagher playing deeper).
  • Why did Sterling take the penalty and not Palmer?
  • Fourth consecutive game allowing 2 goals. Somehow we won three.
  • Next stop: international break, then home against Burnley


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