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Ndidi, Vardy, Schmeichel, Kante Make English FA Cup Final Combined XI
Leicester City on Saturday evening became the 44th English side to win the prestigious English FA Cup after their 1-0 win over Chelsea at the Wembley stadium.
Opera News’ Izuchukwu Okosi presents the eleven players from both sides that were exceptional in our combined eleven.
Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City)
Son of legendary former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, Kasper Schmeichel was very impressive in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday.
Schmeichel made two crucial saves in the second half of the game to deny Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud chances of scoring.
Wesley Fofana (Leicester City)
The France youth international was one of the best players in the FA Cup final.
The youngster made two tackles, six interceptions, five clearances and blocked four shots.
Caglar Soyuncu (Leicester City)
Turkish defender Soyuncu was one of the best players in the final as he produced a splendid defensive show especially in the second half.
Soyuncu improved as the match progressed, winning seven aerial duels and having 70 touches of the ball.
The center back made three tackles, four interceptions and six clearances.
Luke Thomas (Leicester City)
The 19 year old versatile defender impressed on Saturday evening with an assist for one of the goals. He made five tackles and had 60% pass accuracy in the game.
Ben Chiwell (Chelsea)
Facing his former team with whom he won the Premier League title in the 2015/2016 season, Chilwell came off the bench and played well in defence with two key tackles to his name.
The English left back saw his close header from a corner kick saved by Schmeichel in the second half.
Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City)
Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi masterfully protected the Leicester City defence from his defensive midfield position.
The Super Eagles star made seven tackles, two interceptions, delivered one accurate long ball and had 92.3% pass accuracy.
Ngolo Kante (Chelsea)
France international N’golo Kante made three key passes, one tackle, two interceptions and had three successful dribbles in the final.
Kante was one of the few Chelsea players who covered themselves in glory.
James Maddison (Leicester City)
England international Maddison was instrumental in the Leicester win over Chelsea in the FA Cup final.
The midfielder made three key passes and had 67.7% pass accuracy over 90 minutes.
Mason Mount (Chelsea)
England international Mason Mount was denied the chance to equalise for Chelsea when he saw his 77th minute shot parried away for corner by Kasper Schmeichel in goal for Leicester.
The youngster was one of the liveliest Chelsea players at the Wembley stadium on Saturday.
Photo source: Voice Online
Youri Tielemans (Leicester City)
The Belgian scored the only goal of the game with a powerful shot from about 25 yards from the Chelsea goal.
Aside his goal which is a contender for one of the best goals scored in the history of the FA Cup finals, Tielemans was impressive in the defensive side of his game as he made two tackles, one clearance and blocked one goal bound shot.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
The former England international did not have his best of Leicester performances but was still a handful for the Chelsea defenders with his energetic performance.
The striker had four shots with two of them on target.