Three days after lifting the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium, Super Eagles duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi will be aiming to inflict another bitter pain on Chelsea’s top-four hopes as Leicester City visit Stamford Bridge today (Tuesday).
The Nigerian internationals have played a key role in ensuring that Leicester City are a team to reckon with this season, with the Foxes still battling to seal a Champions League spot for next season.
Having stamped their authority in the team, Iheanacho and Ndidi will be keen to add more misery on Chelsea today.
Chelsea are currently fourth in the league table, just a point clear of Liverpool in fifth, with the Reds closing the gap following a dramatic 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
The Blues, meanwhile, head into Tuesday’s game on the back of consecutive 1-0 defeats to Arsenal in the league and Leicester City in the finals of the FA Cup. But given how resilient they have been under Thomas Tuchel, a strong reaction is expected.
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Tuchel will be demanding a major response from his players against the Foxes on Tuesday, then, with only a win ensuring that a top-four position would remain in their own hands heading into the final day’s trip to Aston Villa, with the ominous rise of Liverpool in recent weeks creating the only remaining major sub-plot of the Premier League this season.
In the other games, Manchester United will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they welcome already-relegated Fulham to Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
The Red Devils, who will be attempting to secure the second spot in the table, have suffered defeats in their last two league matches to Leicester City and Liverpool, while Fulham are on a three-game losing run in England’s top flight and will be relegated back to the Championship for the 2021-22 campaign.
Also, Brighton & Hove Albion take on champions Manchester City in the Premier League on Tuesday, with the Citizens looking to build momentum ahead of their Champions League final clash against Chelsea towards the end of May.
Brighton, meanwhile, have already secured their safety for a fourth successive season, so they are simply aiming to finish as high in the table as they possibly can.