Chelsea star says he is more nervous about FA Cup final than Champions League final

Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell described the FA Cup final against Leicester City as the game he wants to win the most out of the remaining games.

For Chilwell and N’Golo Kante, Saturday’s trip to Wembley is going to be a special game against their former club. But especially for the former, since he pretty much grew up at Leicester since his academy days.

Including the FA Cup final, Chelsea still have four decisive games to play this season, including the Champions League final against Manchester City.

Interestingly, the 24-year-old seems to be looking forward to the FA Cup final even more than the upcoming European final.

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“Yeah, it’s probably the game I’m most nervous for out of the ones coming up,” the England international told BBC Sport about facing his old club in the FA Cup final.

“Obviously, a Champions League final, massive Premier League games to try to ensure that top-four [spot], but yeah, the FA Cup [final] against Leicester is the big one for me.

“We lost to them earlier in the season, [and it] 100 per cent for me was the lowest point of the season.

“Now, playing against them in the FA Cup final, there has probably not been a game in my career that I want to win more, to be honest.”

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Chelsea will play Leicester City twice in the next four days, and the FA Cup final result will certainly have an impact on the following Premier League clash between the two sides.

As Thomas Tuchel described it, these two games are going to be “two finals”.

The Foxes, who sit third in the league table, remain Chelsea’s biggest rivals in the top-four race.

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