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Rodgers urges Leicester to make history in FA Cup final

The Foxes have never won the trophy and are appearing in their first final in over 50 years

BRENDAN RODGERS has urged Leicester to make history in tomorrow’s FA Cup final.

The Foxes face Chelsea at Wembley in their first FA Cup final in 52 years and are yet to win the trophy.

The club have lost their previous four finals, the last being against Manchester City in 1969, and Rodgers knows that the Foxes can leave a legacy.

“We have earned the right to be in the final and we will arrive with an opportunity to make our own history,” he said. “We feel we’re in with a chance and if we can play to our level we have a great chance.

“We have watched [the FA Cup final] all through our lives; to be able to lead Leicester out for the first time in 50-odd years will be a real privilege for me.

“These weeks, you always have to stay calm. This is a game where you can create an incredible legacy, you write your own stories in these games.

“We have exactly the same preparation [as other games]. The consequence of the game is greater than others, but you don’t need to magnify an FA Cup final to raise any levels of anxiety.”

A crowd of 21,000 will be at Wembley, with each club allocated 6,250 tickets as part of apilot to test the return of big crowds to venues amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Just to know in such a special occasion we are going to have people there with our backs and looking after us [is great],” Rodgers said.

“Wembley is an iconic stadium, so for them to watch the team play in a final will be really special for them.”

Chelsea boast a fully fit squad, while Leicester’s Jonny Evans is unconfirmed, Cengiz Under has been nursing a hip problem and Harvey Barnes and James Justin remain out, along with Wes Morgan.


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