Emirates FA Cup Final 2020/21: Why BT Sport is THE best place to watch Chelsea vs Leicester

Watch Saturday's showpiece in stunning quality on BT Sport Ultimate or dive in to our most immersive broadcast yet with the Matchday Experience as we provide you the very best coverage of the FA Cup final on offer.

Published: 10 May 2021 - 5.13pm

Chelsea hope to mark their fourth FA Cup final in five years with a win over Leicester, making their first appearance at this stage of the tournament since 1969, in Saturday’s Wembley showpiece.

We should be in for an absolute cracker and BT Sport customers can enjoy an unmatched viewing experience as the curtain comes down on the world's most famous domestic cup competition.

The match will be broadcast using the latest technology, offering the best picture and sound available on BT Sport Ultimate, incorporating 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos.

Viewers can also use the enhanced player and 360° cameras on the BT Sport app for mobile and tablet, as well as on BTSport.com.

BT Sport Monthly Pass

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And with the addition of industry-leading features like Matchday Live and Watch Together, you can control more of your viewing experience than ever before!

What’s more, BT Sport is your destination for the most in-depth analysis, interviews and insights from our stellar line-up of pundits as they preview the game and dissect all the post-match talking points.

BT Sport’s superb broadcast capabilities will enhance what promises to be an unmissable final.

Semi-final highlights

Highlights: Chelsea 1-0 Man City

Chelsea ensured Man City exited the tournament at the semi-final stage for a second year running as Hakim Ziyech's second-half goal booked the Blues' spot in successive finals. 

Highlights: Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Kelechi Iheanacho's neat finish was all that was needed to help the Foxes book a first FA Cup final appearance for more than 50 years.

Chelsea look to celebrate a remarkable turnaround in their fortunes under new manager Thomas Tuchel by securing their first piece of silverware under the German coach.

The former PSG boss has enjoyed nothing short of a dream start since succeeding Frank Lampard in the Stamford Bridge hot seat, overseeing Chelsea's steady rise up the Premier League table alongside a remarkable run to the upcoming Champions League final.

The Blues reached the FA Cup final the hard way last month, dispatching Pep Guardiola's imposing Manchester City side, who they meet again in the Champions League, in the semi-finals thanks to Hakim Ziyech's goal.

Leicester, meanwhile, hope Brendan Rodgers' ambitions will be vindicated by a trophy of their own as they seek to lift the FA Cup for the first time ever.

The Foxes have lost in the final on four previous occasions but have not reached this stage of the competition for more than 50 years.

It took a second-half goal from the in-form Kelechi Iheanacho to see off Southampton in the last round and Leicester will be desperate to ensure they don't miss a golden opportunity to end their FA Cup drought.

We're all set for an unmissable afternoon at Wembley and here are the reasons you should watch it all on BT Sport.

Matchday Experience

There are a number of innovative and immersive features that belong to the Matchday Experience we're delighted to bring to BT Sport subscribers.

 

Watch Together

The best way for fans to enjoy live sport with their friends and family in the UK right now. 

Using a split-screen interface, app users can watch any BT Sport live broadcast along with three other subscribers.

Any BT Sport customer can create their own Watch Together room and invite anyone else who is also a BT Sport customer to join them to create a unique match-viewing experience. 

 

BT Sport 360°

BT Sport was the first in the world to offer live sports in a 360° view and the enhanced Matchday Experience provides picture quality never seen before.

A new “pinch and zoom” functionality enables you to home in on desired areas of interest to recreate the feeling of being at the ground. 360° offers viewers the chance to select different camera angles and viewpoints not normally seen in TV broadcasts.

It also provides a completely different viewing experience from the usual fixed-camera positions, allowing you to look around in all directions. 

Matchday Live

Witness team line-ups, formations and in-game stats brought to life through stunning Augmented Reality from wherever you're watching the action using your supported device.

Please note this feature is for iOS devices only - it will be made available on Android soon

 

Manager Mode

BT Sport app users have the choice of adding real-time graphics to their viewing experience.

The feature provides informative and insightful stats such as names, speeds, and a mini-map tracking the positions of all players for a unique tactical viewpoint.

BT Sport's shot velocity trackers is also now available so Manager Mode users can track every effort on goal during the match.

BT Sport Ultimate

Customers with compatible devices can enjoy the very best viewing experience available on BT Sport Ultimate.

It delivers pictures and sound in ultra-high definition (4K UHD), high dynamic range (HDR) and - exclusively via BT TV - Dolby Atmos sound (depending on which platform viewers are using).

All of this means viewers tuning into Saturday’s match can see the likes of Jamie Vardy and Mason Mount in spectacular, crystal-clear quality, soundtracked by a cinematic audio experience as Leicester and Chelsea make the trip to Wembley.

It’s also great news for fans watching on the go. HDR transforms the sports viewing experience on mobile devices, maximising the colour and definition capabilities of smartphones and tablets.

Read more about BT Sport Ultimate or find out how to sign up today!

Enhanced video player

Viewers using the award-winning BT Sport app or BTSport.com won’t miss a second of the action with our acclaimed enhanced player.

Users can navigate through a timeline with key moments tagged with icons, so you can go back and watch everything from goals, saves or even red cards as many times as you like.

It includes live stats so you see who has dominated possession, had the most shots and run the furthest among many others, too.

And you'll have more control over your viewing experience than ever with choice of exclusive camera angles from select locations all over Wembley Stadium.

Read more about the BT Sport app and how to download it to your device

Unrivalled live coverage

Make sure you tune in for the most in-depth analysis, interviews and insight from our superb line-up of pundits as they preview the game and dissect all the post-match talking points.

Our coverage begins at 3pm - earlier than anywhere else - as we take a look back at the competition so far and review both teams' journeys so far.

We'll be live from the nation's most famous stadium for a mammoth five-hour broadcast as the curtain falls on the domestic season.

Jake Humphrey will present the broadcast alongside former winners Joe Cole and Emile Heskey, with Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen also on hand with their expert analysis.

How to watch on BT Sport

Find out all the key details including broadcast times and how to keep across the action while on the move.

Des Kelly and Jules Breach will be interviewing the star names for pre and post-match reaction, with Ian Darke leading the commentary alongside Robbie Savage and Glenn Hoddle.

And we'll also have former Premier League referee Peter Walton on hand to help guide any discussion about the officiating.

BT Sport’s stellar line-up of pundits and analysts have won a combined six FA Cups and boast a huge wealth of knowledge.

Ex-Chelsea stars Cole and Hoddle will have the inside scoop on their old clubs while former Foxes duo Heskey and Savage will provide the insight from a Leicester perspective.

Expect passionate debate and leading insight as BT Sport provides unrivalled live coverage that you can't miss!

Chelsea v Leicester is live on BT Sport 1 HD, Ultimate and across our digital platforms from 3pm on Saturday 15 May.