Kepa Arrizabalaga and N’Golo Kante started on the bench, while Willian was absent from the matchday squad. Arsenal square off against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Only Tottenham (seven between 1901 and 1982) have won more consecutive FA Cup final appearances. Your privacy is safe with us. FA Cup scorersBarkley 3, Batshuayi 1, Giroud 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, Mount 1, Tomori 1, Willian 1, own-goal 1. That means no playing around with what the future could look like and no experimentation.
I would be surprised if anything is different than what I’m about to predict. Here is how they’ll likely line up to do so. Matteo Guendouzi and Mesut Ozil are not expected to be included. Arsenal have won the FA Cup for a record 14th time, while they've also become the first club to beat a specific opponent in as many as three finals in the competition. Arsenal can salvage a miserable season on Saturday by beating Chelsea in the FA Cup final and securing a spot in Europe for next term. Both our defeats in that time were to the Gunners in 2002 and 2017. Only Arsenal 21 and Man Utd 20 have made the final on more occasions. "A frustrating part of today's game was that I showed that a lot to the players and we worked on it, but we allowed him in easily. We didn't play great for us, but we did compete in the game and we had chances. On the opposite flank, Christian Pulisic had one of his quieter games but he has been arguably Chelsea’s best player over the past two months. Hector Bellerin replace Joe Willock in Arsenal’s only change from their final-day Premier League victory over Watford. All rights reserved. Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard admitted his side were not good enough in Saturday's FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal as he bemoaned losing so many of his players to injury. Bukayo Saka has surely done enough to earn his spot on the other side after a string of impressive performances. When is the FA Cup final 2020? Xhaka will be tasked with stopping the Chelsea supply lines reaching either Olivier Giroud or Tammy Abraham.
Taylor has been the official in four Blues games this season; Man Utd in the Premier League at home, Tottenham away, Watford away and Man Utd away. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores both goals as Arsenal come from behind against Chelsea to win the Heads Up FA Cup for a record 14th time at a near-empty Wembley. At the back, Arsenal could start with Kieran Tierney, David Luiz and Rob Holding. Raikkonen's astonishing first lap, Hits & misses: Everton unstuck, Wolves pay price, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's double sealed Arsenal's record 14th FA Cup final victory, Christian Pulisic fired Chelsea into a fifth-minute lead, Cesar Azpilicueta fouls Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for an Arsenal penalty, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang puts Arsenal 2-1 up. In the meantime, we can enjoy him for another 90 minutes of safe hands and security. If selected, Willian will make his 250th start for the club in all competitions.Olivier Giroud scored our 100th goal of the season against Wolves last week. The Gunners - who are the most successful team in the competition's history - will be up against Chelsea. Only Tottenham (seven between 1901 and 1982) have won more consecutive FA Cup final appearances. "It's been so tough the last six months for a lot of things that have happened in our lives, but I had only one mission when I came here which was to make the players and the staff believe that we could do it. Sunday’s 2-0 win against Wolves secured a fourth-place finish in the Premier League for the Blues guaranteeing their place in next season’s Champions League. The FA Cup Final. N’Golo Kante was content with the point we earned at Old Trafford yesterday, recognising it was an even contest between two well-matched sides. Hector Bellerin's burst forward and a rash challenge from Andreas Christensen diverted the ball into the path of Pepe, his pass found Aubameyang and the Gunners skipper skipped past Kurt Zouma before chipping a sublime second over Caballero. He’s too good to fall back into a No.
Were Maitland-Niles to start here it may well be in place of Hector Bellerin, seeing as Bukayo Saka has impressed down the left of late. Long gone are the days when they could call upon Petr Cech and Carlo Cudicini. Honestly, this predicted XI makes itself. The Brazilian has played well since the restart, scoring four goals and registering two assists in eight matches but Lampard has other form options in attack. The Chelsea skipper was shown a yellow card by referee Anthony Taylor, whose decision to point to the spot was upheld by VAR, and Aubameyang clinically dispatched his fourth goal in two FA Cup appearances this season from 12 yards. Here is @iPaperSport's verdict on all 20 teams this season, ???? Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Here's how we think the Gunners will start against Chelsea, Frank Lampard says Willian will give his all for Chelsea in the FA Cup final, despite Arsenal transfer links, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). The Gunners’ finished eighth in the table this season—their worst league position since 1995. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. Follow i sport on Facebook for more Chelsea news, interviews and features. Mikel Arteta is to become only the second man to manage Arsenal in an FA Cup final having also played for the Gunners in one, after George Graham. Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma and Antonio Rudiger may be retained after keeping a clean sheet last time out with Reece James and Marcos Alonso patrolling the flanks as wing-backs. Arsenal have reached the FA Cup final a record 21 times, with the Gunners also winning the competition more than any other side (13).
View our online Press Pack. Don’t be surprised if Eddie Nketiah gets a run-out at Wembley, having scored four goals since his return from Leeds United on loan.
Olivier Giroud has scored in eight of his past nine starts for the Blues including the last six. If he can pick up the Unai Emery pieces and get us a trophy, whatever naysayers still exist should be stamped out easily.
The Blues have won five and Arsenal nine of the meetings so far. Between them, Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have scored 47 goals. Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription. So decisions have to be made. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF.
They last lost a Wembley FA Cup final in 1980 when a Trevor Brooking goal secured silverware for West Ham. That will no doubt be forgotten if we can’t go all the way, however. No two teams have had more success in the FA Cup since the turn of the century than Arsenal and Chelsea, lifting the famous trophy a combined 11 times since 2001. Arsenal have won their past six FA Cup finals - against Chelsea twice, Southampton, Man Utd, Hull and Aston Villa. Arsenal: Martinez (7), Holding (7), Luiz (7), Tierney (6), Bellerin (7), Xhaka (7), Ceballos (8), Maitland-Niles (8), Pepe (7), Lacazette (7), Aubameyang (9). Through it all, we still have the chance to come out of this season with silverware, which would be such a monumental success for Mikel Arteta. Mikel Arteta is the first Arsenal manager to win a major trophy in their first season in charge of the club since George Graham in 1986-87.
Arsenal still have the chance to come out of this season with silverware and earn qualification to the Europa League for next season after finishing the Premier League season in eight place. Manager rating???? Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription. The Gabon international is expected to keep his spot in the starting XI for Saturday's trip to Wembley. "Everyone's worked so hard since I joined here to try bring this club back to winning titles so if we can achieve that, I will be delighted. Arsenal, Dani Ceballos (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images). For other inquiries, Contact Us. The goalkeeper managed just four clean sheets in 11 appearances this summer, but successfully shut out Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final. "And as well for our fans because they really deserve for us to give them some joy and nice moments.". We are playing in our third FA Cup final in the past four seasons. Reblog. Chelsea team news vs Arsenal: The expected 3-4-3 line up for the FA Cup final Frank Lampard won four FA Cups as a Chelsea player and will be hoping to win another as manager. Emiliano Martinez will keep his spot between the sticks as Bernd Leno is injured. Shkodran Mustafi’s hamstring injury means Arteta will likely play three at the back, which worked well against City.
Arsenal have won each of their last seven FA Cup final appearances since 2002 - no team has had a longer run of successive final triumphs in the competition. The Emirates FA Cup final is nearly here. Share. Bellerin is already a worry for the game with a calf injury. © 2020 Associated Newspapers Limited. How will Chelsea, Arsenal line up in FA Cup Final? Player of the year ???????? But the Spaniard, 25, looks set to start this weekend after returning to training this week. Deciding whether to restore Kepa to his starting line-up or keep the faith with Caballero is likely to be Lampard’s key consideration when deciding his team this weekend. Injuries have prevented the Frenchman from building up any sort of rhythm this term but he remains an integral player to Chelsea when fit. Another issue for Chelsea is that Kepa’s backup isn’t the safest pair of hands either. "Aubameyang scores two goals - one being a penalty - and we were very clear with the players about the threat that Arsenal provide with long balls behind you.
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