The 140th FA Cup final is set to take place this weekend between two English Premier League teams. Leicester City and Chelsea will battle it out for one of the oldest trophies in football, at one of the sport’s most recognised stadiums. Find out where to watch the major soccer event that is the FA Cup Final in Australia here.
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The Emirates FA Cup, to use its official name, is the biggest knock-out football competition in the UK, involving teams from every division in England as well as several from Wales. It puts big names like Manchester United and Manchester City against semi-professional sides and lower league squads for a real festival of football that has created a number of huge upsets over the years.
Last season’s FA Cup final runners up, Chelsea will be looking to win this year at Wembley Stadium after losing to Arsenal in 2020. They face a Leicester City side that wants to turn a page and win the trophy for the first time in their history. Thomas Tuchel, a coach with links to Dortmund and PSG, has worked wonders since replacing Frank Lampard as head coach of Chelsea Football Club, and is still on for an FA Cup-Champions League double in his first season in charge.
Brendan Rogers’ Leicester City have a side more than capable of turning Chelsea over during the match. When Jamie Vardy links up with Harvey Barnes, The Foxes are very dangerous in attack. They are used to going into games as underdogs against the ‘big six’ and have frequently beaten England’s most decorated sides over the past five seasons in every competition. Chelsea and Leicester City had to first navigate two tricky semi finals matches to get to this stage of the competition. Thomas Tuchel’s men beat Manchester City 1-0, whilst Leicester City also beat Southampton 1-0.
Both Chelsea and Leicester are Premier League teams that love to attack, which means it promises to be an end-to-end match with plenty of shots on target. The winner of this one also gets an automatic place in the 2022 Europa Cup group round. This means the final on Saturday 15th May 2021 (UK time) at Wembley Stadium is about much more than silverware and bragging rights. Thomas Tuchel will take Chelsea to Portugal for the ECL final just two weeks later.
There is no news of major injuries for either side meaning that they will have fully fit squads primed to win the match. The season is coming to an end, and a win here would be the ideal way for both teams to finish 2021. Winning is now the only thought on the players’ minds.
FA Cup Final LIVE TV Times (Sydney Time)
|Sun, May 16||Chelsea v Leicester City||LIVE: 2.15am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, May 16||Chelsea v Leicester City||Replay: 12.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, May 16||Chelsea v Leicester City||Replay: 9.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
How to watch the FA Cup in Australia
There is no official 2021 FA Cup live stream provider on free to air in Australia, however, the ESPN channel will broadcast every round via Foxtel and the Kayo Sports app. ESPN’s Chelsea v Leicester Wembley coverage comes via the BBC in the UK. Although the final is played on a Saturday in England, it will go out live during the early hours of Sunday morning in Australia. There are several ways to watch the FA Cup final via ESPN in Australia, whether you prefer watching at home on your TV or on the move with a mobile device with free streaming options.
In Australia, you can watch and live stream the FA Cup final in May 2021 featuring Chelsea and Leicester City direct from Wembley for FREE with a Kayo 14 day trial. With this Kayo offer, you can stream the 2021 FA Cup Final free using eligible mobile devices, and if you miss a live game, no problem, you can watch it later On Demand. Kayo Sports also have a pause and rewind video mode, ensuring you won’t have to miss a key minute of the action.
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Watch FA Cup with Foxtel
You can also watch FA Cup Final action between Leicester City and Chelsea on ESPN via Foxtel and Foxtel Now. Foxtel Now currently have a 10 day free trial, which includes access to all Fox Sports channels, three channels for BeIN, as well as ESPN. Foxtel is also a great way to view Live and On Demand games in 2021 alongside some of the best TV Entertainment in Australia.
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