Former Leicester League Cup winner Pontus Kamark once man-marked Juninho at Wembley but reckons his old side can outplay Chelsea and have no need for cynical tactics.
Kamark was part of Martin O’Neill’s side who beat Middlesbrough in a replay to win the League Cup in 1997.
Swedish defender Kamark, 52, was deployed to man-mark Boro’s brilliant Brazilian Juninho in a screening role.
Kamark now thinks Wilfred Ndidi is excellent at performing a similar anchoring role in midfield.
But he insists Brendan Rodgers’ side are capable of going toe to toe with Chelsea after claiming they are better than the Foxes’ 2016 title-winning side.
Kamark, a respected TV pundit in Sweden, said: “Sport it is about winning and football is about tactics.
“I think that was a really good move from Martin O’Neill because we needed an extra eye on Juninho for sure.
“For this Leicester side Ndidi has done a tremendous job in the midfield.
“He will be a key player in that position to protect the central defenders.
“Ndidi is very talented and his work-rate and capacity is really amazing – he is like a big spider.
“I think this team is better than the 2016 winners.
“Then they were underdogs for real.
“Previously they needed a good run and everybody was playing and everything working.
“They now have a chance to win the final by out-playing Chelsea.
“I think Leicester have done really well in recruiting players.
“Maybe it is 60-40 to Chelsea or less. To bring that to a Cup final, they have a chance.”