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Just three days after the FA Cup Final, the Blues are out for revenge in a game of arguably bigger importance.

Youri Tielemans’ long-range winner settled the Wembley clash for the Foxes’ first ever FA Cup, but now it’s all about the race for Champions League qualification.

Defeats to Arsenal and a draw to Brighton have allowed Liverpool to close the gap to just one point with two remaining – goalkeeper Alisson Becker’s remarkable last-minute winner against West Brom could be key.

As Thomas Tuchel said this week, his main focus when replacing Frank Lampard was to finish in the top four, and his team must win tonight.

Lose to Leicester again, or even draw, and Chelsea would be an underdog to finish in the top four given Liverpool ends the season with matches against Burnley and Crystal Palace, bottom-half teams with little to play for.

Leicester can play for a draw but a win would secure their second ever Champions League qualication.

Follow the game LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog below…

Live updates



34min: Werner looks to have scored another but it’s disallowed for handball!


32min: Uh oh. A big worry for Chelsea as Kante is forced off through injury.

He shares a few words with Tuchel and heads straight down the tunnel.


28min: Mount brings the ball down with his back to goal, inside the area, turns and shoots across the face of goal and wide.

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The corner is then headed over by Thiago Silva. They are knocking on the door.


Dan Kilpatrick at Stamford Bridge

You could compile a decent list of unfortunate Timo Werner moments and that offside goal was another.

A few inches the other way and Chelsea would deservedly lead.


25min: Free header for Vardy from the corner, James just turned his back on him.



Werner scores, looks to the sky and celebrates… but it’s offside. How many times has that happened to him this season?!


20min: …and there comes that famous chant towards the referee about him working at a bank or something.


19min: A big shout for a penalty as Werner goes does under pressure from Tielemans, but it’s the Leicester man who gets the free kick.


16min: Chelsea trying to calm down the pace of the game as Leicester look to get on the ball a bit more. It’s working as Soyuncu goes straight through the back of Pulisic.


13min: First half-sight of goal for Leicester as Tielemans clips the ball towards Vardy, but Rudiger heads clear.

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