Leicester and Chelsea meet in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Five years on from their miraculous Premier League-winning campaign, Jamie Vardy and Leicester City head to Wembley hoping to write another underdog story when they face Chelsea in the FA Cup final (Chelsea EVS, draw 9/4, Leicester 7/2 – FA Cup Final Match Betting).
The Foxes and English football’s oldest cup competition have never previously seen eye-to-eye with Leicester having lost in all four of their previous appearances in the final.
They are the only side in history to have won the English top-flight title and not won the FA Cup, but all that could change on Saturday when they contest the showpiece game for the first time in 52 years.
This Leicester side still features some member of the squad who lifted the Premier League trophy back in 2016 with Kasper Schmeichel and Vardy (3/1 to score in 90 minutes – Saturday football special) key members of the team.
They were never expected to win the title that season and while they are no longer as big an underdog as they were back then, Leicester are still considered to be punching above their weight.
Brendan Rodgers’s men sit third in the current Premier League standings, one place ahead of final opponents Chelsea, who are the favourites to win the cup for a ninth time (4/1 Chelsea to win & BTTS – Saturday football special).
The Blues have been on a roll since Thomas Tuchel took over as head coach but Vardy says it would be foolish to write off Leicester’s chances.
The 34-year-old says the club have developed into the kind of side that should be challenging for silverware now and is desperate to achieve one of his dreams; lifting a trophy at Wembley.
“I think winning the league probably set us back a bit because it wasn’t supposed to happen so we weren’t ready for it, on and off the field. That steady progress now is exactly what we’re seeing,” Vardy told the Telegraph.
“We’ve got to the final of the FA Cup, it’s a big achievement. Yes, we want to go on and win it. Is there a possibility we won’t win it? Of course there is, but whatever happens, win or lose, next year we’ll be trying to get into the same position.”
Leicester have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the final and are hopeful of having Jonny Evans back fit, the Northern Ireland international having missed the last two games with a heel injury.