Result: Ross Barkley fires Chelsea into FA Cup semi-finals at Leicester’s expense


The midfielder came off the bench at Leicester to send Chelsea through to the last 4.

Ross Barkley sent out Chelsea into the FA Cup semi-finals after a should have 1-0 win at Leicester.

The midfielder came off the bench to keep the Blues’ hopes of a ninth FA Cup accomplishment alive.

Barkley preserved his cup form for Chelsea, having netted in previous rounds against Nottingham Forest and Liverpool.

Effect. #LEICHE

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 28, 2020

Leicester lost their first-half hazard and their imagine a maiden FA Cup accomplishment were ended for another year.

Brendan Rodgers‘ men, 3rd in the Premier League however simply a point above Chelsea, can console themselves with a defend Champions League credentials, however they will likewise be examining their shoulders at in-form Wolves, who are now simply 3 points behind them in 5th.

They are yet to win after the reboot and can not pay for to let an appealing season end in dissatisfaction.

The Foxes attempted to take control early and Harvey Barnes tried to bulldoze his way through prior to goalkeeper Willy Caballero palmed away the winger’s unsafe low cross.

Congratulations, @ChelseaFC

See you in the #EmiratesFACup semi-final!

— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) June 28, 2020

The bright and industrious Barnes was a centerpiece in the opening exchanges as the Foxes discovered space on the flanks to extend the visitors.

Wilfred Ndidi glanced a header directly at Caballero and the goalkeeper then turned the midfielder’s low effort large after 20 minutes.

Jonny Evans simply failed to get a definitive discuss Ben Chilwell‘s free-kick and the Foxes kept finding pockets of space in the Chelsea back- line.

However they count on Kasper Schmeichel to keep them level after half an hour when he produced a superb conserve to prevent Christian Pulisic

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard congratulates Ross Barkley after the final whistle (Tim Keeton/NMC Pool/PA)

Leicester were opened up by Mason Mount‘s adorable pass however Schmeichel turned Pulisic’s strong drive over the crossbar.

A minute later on Barnes slashed large and Jamie Vardy scuffed throughout goal as Leicester ended up the first half highly.

Blues boss Frank Lampard had actually seen enough and changed Mount, Reece James and Billy Gilmour with Barkley, Mateo Kovacic and Cesar Azpilicueta at the break.

The switches worked as Chelsea discovered more rhythm and hazard, with Tammy Abraham shooting past Schmeichel, although the England striker had actually currently been flagged offside.

Tammy Abraham gestures after his goal is prohibited (Tim Keeton/NMC Pool/PA)

Careless Leicester had a hard time to uncover their momentum with Vardy significantly separated, and the visitors made their move after 63 minutes.

The danger had actually been constructing and when Willian switched passes with Azpilicueta he swung in a near-post cross and Barkley showed up ahead of Evans to guide in.

The midfielder, who scored in the previous round’s 2-0 win over Liverpool, shot directly at Schmeichel quickly later on with Leicester rough.

(*** ).(** )0-1 #LEICHE

— Chelsea FC( @ChelseaFC) June28, (**************** )

Chelsea had actually taken the benefit and without the resourcefulness and vision of James Maddison, out with a knock, the hosts never ever looked like recuperating.

Chilwell drilled at Caballero with 10 minutes left and Caglar Soyuncu’s header struck Azpilicueta and bounced over however time went out for the Foxes.

Schmeichel even rejected Chelsea a second in the final minute of regular time when he turned Barkley’s drive over.

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