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Chelsea will face Southampton in the Fa Cup semifinal, and this afternoon the Football Association have confirmed when the two teams will meet at Wembley.

The game will be played on Sunday April 22, with a 3pm kick-off.

The Blus advanced to the semifinal after beating Leicester City, while the Saints defeated Wigan in the quarter finals.

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Chelsea vs Everton - London, Britain - August 27, 2017 Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas celebrates scoring their first goal

LEICESTER CITY – Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan (c), Maguire, Fuchs, Ndidi, James, Albrighton, Mahrez, Slimani, Vardy

Subs: Hamer, Chillwell, Amartey, King, Gray, Ulloa, Iheanacho.

Manager: Craig Shakespeare

 

CHELSEA – Courtois; Rudiger, David Luiz, Azpilicueta; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso; Pedro, Morata.

Subs: Caballero, Drinkwater, Eden Hazard, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Christensen.

Manager: Antonio Conte

 

Kick Off: 3 pm BST

Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester, UK

Referee: Lee Mason

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Chelsea will face Leicester City away in the third round of the EFL Cup, the club’s official website has confirmed the fixture.

The game will be played in the week commencing 19th of September at the King Power Stadium, where latest Chelsea signing N’Golo Kanté is set to face his former teammates and his former manager Claudio Ranieri.

EFL Cup third round’s draw in full:

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers

Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland

West Ham United v Accrington Stanley

Southampton v Crystal Palace

Swansea City v Manchester City

Fulham v Bristol City

Bournemouth v Preston North End

Tottenham Hotspur v Gillingham

Everton v Norwich City

Derby County v Liverpool

Northampton v Manchester United

Brighton v Reading

Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Stoke City v Hull City

Leicester City v Chelsea

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Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho © Francesca Ceciarini

José Mourinho spoke to BBC Sport after the defeat at King Power Stadium

“Today we made two defensive mistakes and we pay. They were goals that I cannot accept. They are goals that were studied and we have practiced for three days. I feel bad because I don’t understand how we can concede these goals.”

On his misfiring attack: “At the moment it costs us a lot to score goals. Look through our numbers and it is clear it is difficult to score goals. Why? Because the players whose job it is to score goals aren’t.”

“We can’t finish top four, but we can still finish top six because so many teams are dropping points,” he tells BBC Sport. “But at the moment we’re in a zone where I feel ashamed.”

About the possibility of a sack, he said:

“The last question (about my future) is always the same.

“The only thing I can say is that I want to be the manager. I have no doubts and I think you know me well enough to know that I am not afraid of a big challenge and in this moment it is a really big challenge.

“I want to stay and I hope Mr Abramovich and the board want me to stay because I want to stay.”

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Chelsea will look to return to winning ways as they face Leicester tomorrow at the King Power Stadium (20:00 GMT KO).

The Blues were stunned at home to Bournemouth last week; Glenn Murray’s late goal condemning Chelsea to their first defeat in four.

Leicester are currently the success story of the season, currently sitting third after a miraculous season under former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri. They have lost just one all season.

Last season Chelsea took maximum points from the Foxes. A goal from Diego Costa on his home debut and a strike from Eden Hazard securing a 2-0 win, before overcoming tomorrow’s opponents 1-3 in the Midlands.

 

Last five games:

Leicester: LWWWDW (includes one League Cup game).

Chelsea: LWWDLW (includes two Champions League games).

 

Team News:

– Chelsea have no new injury concerns.

– Radamel Falcao continues to be sidelined.

– Leicester welcome back Nathan Dyer, who was ineligible against Swansea last week.

– Matt James and Ritchie de Laet remain out.

 

Statistics:

– Chelsea have won their last eight league and cup games against Leicester.

– Leicester haven’t beaten Chelsea since 2001.

– The Foxes have lost just once in the 19 league games since their loss to Chelsea in April.

– Jamie Vardy has scored or assisted in 13 consecutive Premier League games.

– Jose Mourinho’s side have kept four clean sheets in their last five games.

 

Starting XI last time out in the Premier League:

Chelsea (home vs. AFC Bournemouth, lost 0-1): Courtois, Ivanovic, Zouma, Cahill, Baba, Matic, Willian, Fabregas, Pedro, Oscar, Hazard.

Leicester (away vs. Swansea, won 0-3): Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs, Mahrez, Drinkwater, Kanté, Albrighton, Ulloa, Vardy.

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Jose Mourinho squirted out a Lucozade bottle at King Power Stadium

Jose Mourinho poured a Lucozade bottle over his brown suede shoes just before Ramires scored to put Chelsea 3-1 at King Power Stadium on Wednesday night.

Moments after Mourinho’s unusual step, Ramires made it 3-1 and the Portoguese manager very nearly missed a goal as a result.

Apparently, Mourinho squirted out the contents of the bottle to clean them and it wasn’t clear if the liquid was Lucozade or water.

Asked after the game, the Chelsea boss said: “I was cleaning my shoes, there was chalk on them”.

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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer believes the form shown by Thibaus Courtois in his first season in England shows he is the best in the Premiership, better even than Manchester United’s David De Gea.

The Belgian was brought back to Stamford Bridge after three very successful years in Spain for Atletico Madrid where he won the Europa League and the La Liga titles, as well as being minutes away from taking the Champions League crown.

Schwarzer, who spent one season at Chelsea last year where his most notable performance was keeping in the 2-0 win at Liverpool which turned the title race away from the Reds, believes the superb first season Courtois has had puts him ahead of the man he replaced at Atletico Madrid.

Talking to TalkSport, the Australian said:

“For me, it’s Thibaus Courtois,” when asked who was the best shot stopper in the League.

“Even in the short time he’s been playing in the Premier League, he’s shown how well he can adapt.

“Coming from La Liga to the Premier League is a huge step and you saw with David de Gea how difficult he found it in his first season. Courtois has taken it in his stride though.

“He’s performed extremely well. He’s come in and replaced Petr Cech, who’s been phenomenal at the club, is a legend and has won everything.

“Every opportunity [Cech] has had to play in a game he’s performed extremely well, so the pressure is always there. But Courtois has always come back in and performed at the level he’s needed to.”

Schwarzer signed for Leicester City after leaving Chelsea and could be present if and when the Blues secure the Premiership title at the King Power Stadium.

 

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