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Chelsea will be looking for the rebound after a 3-0 loss to Barcelona and the Champions League elimination in the last 16 round.
The Blues are thus in a very tough position at this stage of the season and the FA Cup title might be the season saviour for Antonio Conte and his men.
The reigning Premier League champions will hardly secure the elite continental competition next year given they are four points shy of the fourth-placed Liverpool with eight games left to play until the end of the campaign.
Conte’s job is well rumoured to be on the line and the Italian will likely leave Stamford Bridge right upon the finish of the season.
A potential failure here at King Power could provoke an earlier reaction from Roman Abramovic. Conte’s side won’t actually have an easy job at all in this quarterfinal with Leicester City who have been enjoying a decent run of form lately.
The Fixes are winless in last four matches in all competitions and they have bagged as many as four goals in the thumping of the rock-bottomed WBAS last weekend at The Hawthorns.
Both Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez were on target for Leicester and there are no doubts that this in-fork attack will have plenty of room to exploit the obvious holes in Chelsea’s defensive line on Sunday evening.
The Blues have a horrific record on most recent travels as they’ve lost five on the bounce away from Stamford Bridge in all competitions.
In Conte’s defense, the opposition included the names of Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Barcelona, but all these failure shave certainly affected team’s spirits ahead of this trip to King Power.