Football NewsRodgers is determined to make FA Cup history

Brendan Rodgers insists his side has the fate of making FA Cup history on their hands when they take on Chelsea.


Rodgers has already made history by qualifying for the Cup finals in over 50 years. However, the Foxes will enter the books if they claim the trophy at the end of the final clash with Chelsea.

“We have earned the right to be in the final and we will arrive with an opportunity to make our own history. We feel we’re in with a chance and if we can play to our level we have a great chance,” Rodgers said.

He admits it is a privilege to guide the Foxes to the Fa Cup final for the first time.

“We have watched it (the Cup final) all through our lives. To be able to lead Leicester out for the first time in 50-odd years will be a real privilege for me,” Rodgers admitted.

He added, “These weeks you always have to stay calm. This is a game where you can create an incredible legacy. You write your own stories in these games.

“We have exactly the same preparation (as other games). The consequence of the game is greater than others but you don’t need to magnify an FA Cup final to raise any levels of anxiety.”

However, Brendan Rodgers insists he will give Jonny  Evans another day to prove his fitness.

He insisted, “We’re giving him another day, he has progressed really well in the last 24 hours. He looked very good and we’ll see what the reaction is after that and make the final decision tomorrow.

“It’s just a discussion between myself and Jonny. You always have to speak to the players and Jonny is a warrior. If there is any way he can play – even if he is not 100 percent – he will be out there.

“It’s going to be a physical game so we need good physicality and running ability. If that’s hindered in any way it may make it difficult for him,” he explained.