Why Chelsea are favourites to beat Leicester City

Chelsea face off with Championship outfit Leicester City in an FA Cup quarter-final clash on Sunday afternoon.

The competition is Chelsea’s last shot at saving their 2023/24 season, meaning they will be desperate to win. Back the Blues to beat Leicester at 4/9 with bet365.

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Why Chelsea should beat Leicester

Ahead of the game, a number of stats have come to light that highlight why Chelsea should advance to the semi-finals:

  • Chelsea have progressed from seven of their eight FA Cup ties against Leicester. The exception was a 1-0 defeat in their most recent meeting in the 2021 final.
  • Leicester have won just one of their past 13 away games against Chelsea, beating them 1-0 in the Premier League in December 2018.
  • Chelsea have won their past five FA Cup quarter-finals, since losing to Everton in 2015-16. The Blues have reached the semi-final of the competition in five of the past seven campaigns.
  • Raheem Sterling has scored four goals in his past two appearances against Leicester, including a double for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in August 2022 – his first goals for the Blues.
Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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