Brendan Rodgers on Leicester’s extra motivation for FA Cup win

Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers (Photo by ANDREW BOYERS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers (Photo by ANDREW BOYERS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Chelsea play Leicester City in an FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday. Brendan Rodgers talked of extra motivation for his side to beat the Blues.

A place in the prestigious FA Cup semi-finals awaits the victor of the Leicester City and Chelsea contest. While the Blues are making bold as well as costly moves off the pitch, their on-field form also distinctly contrasts from the Foxes’ recent results: two successive wins, as opposed to a pair of consecutive draws in the Premier League.

However, when it comes to the cup, all consistency is thrown out of the window; neither team will be considering their battle as rivals for premiership fourth or third – focus will be firmly on this piece of silverware. Although, the winners will be buoyant back in the division.

And Leicester have some added motivation, not to simply defeat Frank Lampard’s outfit but to eventually lift the trophy.

Leicester City’s extra incentives

City have never won the FA Cup. Yep, we find it hard to believe as well: with this club’s history, longevity and significance in English football. It’s about time that changed; Leicester supporters have pined for it and many a manager is queried on their thoughts of an awaited triumph.

Along with talking the necessity for impulse and strategy renewals within his side at present, Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers spoke of how he, as well as his squad, want to succeed in winning the cup for the chairman and faithful. Whilst also confirming it is a definite aim of the club.

The Leicester side will use the Aston Villa Carabao Cup semi-final loss as motivation, according to the Northern Irishman. Additionally, he added that he’s never beaten Chelsea as a manager, nor have City ever seen them off in the competition.

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Sunday’s match begins at 4pm BST, at King Power Stadium. At the moment fans are still unpermitted to games, though matches are televised.