Missing Players and team news:
Chelsea continue to have doubts regarding the fitness of Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen, with neither player included in Tuchel’s squad for the FA Cup final on Saturday. Kovacic has missed the Blues’ last 10 matches with a hamstring problem, but Tuchel had indicated that the Croatian would be available again for Saturday’s final, so he could return here alongside N’Golo Kante in place of the out of form Jorginho. Christensen, meanwhile, went off in the closing stages of the recent league victory over Man City due to a hamstring injury, with Tuchel revealing that the defender is unlikely to return until next Sunday’s final day fixture against Villa. The German is likely to make several changes from Saturday’s final, with the likes of Edouard Mendy, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic all pushing for a starting berth. As mentioned, Leicester are not blessed with the squad depth of their forthcoming opponents, and they suffered a major blow when Jonny Evans’s muscle issue reoccurred during Saturday’s final. The Northern Ireland international was withdrawn for Marc Albrighton after only 34 minutes at Wembley, with Timothy Castagne likely to move into the back three as was the case on Saturday, with Albrighton and Ricardo Pereira providing options to start at right wing-back. Kelechi Iheanacho failed to impress at Wembley and was consequently replaced by James Maddison after 67 minutes, with Rodgers likely to be tempted to make this switch from the start at Stamford Bridge in order to gain more of a foothold in midfield. Harvey Barnes and James Justin remain sidelined until next season due to serious knee injuries.