The FA Cup Final • Arsenal 2 v 1 Chelsea (FT)

Posted 1 week ago 01 Aug 2020 by MrBoss

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Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin missed the win over Watford as a precaution with a tight calf but has been back in training this week.


Cedric Soares is cup-tied, while Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari, Shkodran Mustafi and Gabriel Martinelli remain out.


Influential Chelsea pair N'Golo Kante and Willian are both in the squad after injuries.


However, Ruben Loftus-Cheek sustained a minor injury in training on Thursday and has been ruled out.

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Arsenal beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup final in 2017, adding to their victory over the Blues in the 2002 showpiece

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Head-to-head


Arsenal have won both of their previous FA Cup finals against Chelsea: 2-0 in 2002 and 2-1 in 2017.


However, Chelsea have won their other two meetings in major finals, by 2-1 in the 2007 League Cup and 4-1 in last year's Europa League showpiece.


Chelsea's only win in their past nine FA Cup clashes with the Gunners came in the 2009 semi-final.

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Arsenal


Arsenal have reached the FA Cup final a record 21 times and have also won the competition 13 times - more than any other side. They have featured in 15% of all FA Cup finals.


The Gunners have not lost an FA Cup final at Wembley since a 1-0 defeat by West Ham in 1980.


Arsenal finished outside the Premier League's top six this season for the first time in 25 years.
They've failed to score in only one of their past 31 FA Cup matches.

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Chelsea


This is Chelsea's 14th FA Cup final; only Arsenal (21) and Manchester United (20) have reached more.


They have lost only one of their past 15 FA Cup matches.


Since his FA Cup debut in 2013, Olivier Giroud has scored 16 goals in the competition - second only to Manchester City's Sergio Aguero.


The Frenchman is aiming to become just the second player to score for and against a specific side (Arsenal) in separate FA Cup finals. Frank Stapleton netted for Arsenal against Manchester United in the 1979 final, and then for the Red Devils in the 1983 final versus Brighton.

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Good luck Boyz 💪


Make me proud 😋

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easy win 4 arsenal

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Arsenal make me proud plssss👏👏👋

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Hmm tough match,i am a diehard Barcelona fans,but i go for the blues

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Team coming out after anthem

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This season ‘Abide with Me’ will be performed by Brit and BET award winning artist Emeli Sandé from the roof top of Wembley Stadium. This is pre-recorded and is not a live performance.

The last time Emeli performed this was at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics and it will be the first time in history that an artist has performed on the roof of Wembley Stadium.

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