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Chelsea v Leicester City: FA Cup final – live!

Chelsea will sport a mind-bending new shirt today. It’s a homage to Op-Art, an illusionary visual style which has its roots in the Bauhaus, the famous German art school, so Thomas Tuchel doubtless approves, and was popularised during the swinging Sixties, for example in the fashions of the nearby Kings Rahd. The concept stretches a point beyond the limits of a £104.95 recycled polyester shirt, but to be fair, it does look lovely and you’d need a heart of stone not to enjoy the accompanying film, which could only be more Sixties if it concluded with Tuchel driving off in an E-type Jag with a leggy model.

Going to the match. A crowd of 21,000 will be allowed in Wembley this afternoon, this year’s cup final having been designated as a pilot event for the plan to get big crowds back to the biggest events this summer. Both clubs have been allocated 6,250 tickets for their supporters, while the remainder of the tickets go to key workers and local residents, plus stadium and FA folk. And here comes everyone, down Wembley Way. Each and every one of them has been missed. Lowry couldn’t have painted it any better.

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