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Leicester City vs. Chelsea, FA Cup: Half-time report

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Leicester City v Chelsea - The Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Chelsea head into the break, a goal to the good at the King Power Stadium in today’s FA Cup Quarter Final. Alvaro Morata was handed a start up front, with Willy Caballero and Tiemoue Bakayoko coming in for the rested pair of Thibaut Courtois and Cesc Fabregas. Perhaps a little surprisingly, Andreas Christensen hasn’t been given a breather but that may be attributed to the absence of David Luiz.

Overall, both teams fielded reasonably strong line-ups but the game offered little in the way of excitement during the first 45 minutes. Chelsea looked not much more competent than they have in the recent past but have a goal to show for it this time, with Morata finally finding the back of the net after what seems like ages. Willian carried the ball to the center of the park excellently following a counter-attack and put the misfiring striker one-on-one with Kasper Schmeichel, and the 25-year-old calmly slotted the ball into the left side of the goal. Morata also had a shot from a good position saved from the Leicester stopper earlier in the game and will have gained some desperately needed confidence.

Onto the next 45, let’s do this!