The Football Association has announced that the Emirates FA Cup final between Chelsea and Leicester City will start at 5:15 PM (UK time).
The match at Wembley Stadium will take place on Saturday May 15th.
It will be the 10th game between the clubs in the FA Cup, but the first in the final stages. Leicester was the last in this final phase of the competition in 1969. Chelsea took part in three of the last four finals.
This year’s final will be broadcast live in the UK on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BT Sport 1 HD and BT Sport Ultimate.
After the traditional coin toss, the Chelsea fielders will be able to wear our home kit with blue shirts, blue shorts and white socks, and our goalkeeper will be all gray. The Leicester fielders will wear everything maroon and their goalkeeper in green
Michael Oliver will be the referee.
The FA will continue to work with the DCMS and all stakeholders on the operational delivery of the Final and will provide further details regarding attendance, ticket sales, transportation and security measures as soon as possible.
Here are the line-ups which could start the match at Wembley Stadium:
Leicester: Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Soyuncu; Castagne, Ndidi, Tielemans, Ricardo; Maddison; Iheanacho, Vardy
Chelsea: Mendy; Silva, Rudiger, Christensen; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Mount, Pulisic; Havertz
James Justin and Harvey Barnes will miss the game for Leicester. But as it stands, they will be the only two players City will be absent.
As it stands, Chelsea will have a fully fit team with both Antonio Rudiger and Mateo Kovacic on track to get back into action for the final.
In the game, City will face two former players in an attempt to cancel their first FA Cup. Midfielder N’Golo Kante was a key member of City’s title-winning squad in the 2015-16 season before moving from King Power Stadium to Stamford Bridge, while academy graduate Ben Chillwell made the same move last summer.
Both Leicester and Chelsea play a midweek game leading up to the final, with City facing Manchester United and Chelsea facing Arsenal.
The two teams then meet a few days after the final in the penultimate game of the Premier League season.