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Leicester City should be the favourites to win the FA Cup

The Foxes face Chelsea in the quarter finals but they should be considered one of best choices to lift the trophy

It couldn’t happen again could it?

Just two years after Leicester’s unbelievable triumph to win the Premier League they are just three games away from lifting the FA Cup.

They play Chelsea in the quarter finals in the middle of March and this is why the Foxes should be favourites to win another major trophy.

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What a day that was.

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What a day that was.

Spurs will most likely join Swansea in the last eight after playing Rochdale tonight meaning three of the current top five will be battling for a place in the semis.

Man United face Brighton at Old Trafford while Chelsea are going to the King Power Stadium to try and topple Leicester, Wigan v Southampton is the last tie but I can’t see either of these two winning it.

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How did he score from there?

How did he score from there?

So, why should Leicester be favourites?

Let’s start with their run to the quarters.

After a shaky 0-0 draw against Fleetwood town in the ‘Jamie Vardy derby’, the Foxes have cruised past each opponent in their next three games, scoring seven and conceding just once.

Kelechi Iheanacho scored a double in the return leg against Fleetwood and got another two as Leicester put five past Peterborough.

Then Vardy got involved, scoring the only against Sheffield United, assisted by Riyadh Mahrez.

“Trust me it’s rubbish at City”

“Trust me it’s rubbish at City”

The FA Cup form is good but more importantly Claude Puel is fast turning Leicester into the best of the rest outside the top six.

They are a point behind Burnley and with their league position safe, the whole squad can concentrate on getting to the FA Cup final in May.

Chelsea, on the other hand, are in a fierce battle for a Champions League and will hope to come through against Barcelona in the second leg.

The Foxes have never beaten Chelsea in the FA Cup but with the Blues’ resources stretched this could be the perfect time.

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This face is Puel’s maximum level of angry

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This face is Puel’s maximum level of angry

After his January strop Mahrez looks like he is finally returning to his best form, he showed some exquisite touches against Stoke without delivering a killer blow.

He can hurt Chelsea and with Vardy returning to 2016 form – he’s got five goals in his last six games – the pair can destroy any defence.

Harry Maguire is growing into his role at the back and is now a commanding presence in the back line.

Sun Bets currently have Spurs as the favourites for the tournament at 5/2, followed closely by United at 9/4 and Chelsea at 7/2.

However the real value is with the Foxes, they don’t have any pressing league commitments, no trips to Europe and there is little pressure on the squad.

It’s the perfect storm to see Wes Morgan lifting the FA Cup by the Royal Box at Wembley.

Sun Bets are offering 9/1 on Leicester winning the FA Cup this season.