The penultimate domestic match of the 2019/20 English football calendar takes place on Saturday, with Arsenal and Chelsea facing off in the FA Cup final.

While the Championship play-off final will take place next week, this is the biggest remaining game between top-flight teams as the two Premier League sides hope to add silverware at the end of a strange and long-running season.

Chelsea beat Liverpool, Leicester and Manchester United to reach the final, while Arsenal had to edge past Sheffield United and Manchester City in the latter rounds.

Sharing the full story, not just the headlines

It was Frank Lampard‘s team who fared better in the league campaign than the Gunners, but Mikel Arteta‘s arrival has brought shoots of optimism for the future.

Here is everything you need to know.

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will begin at 5:30pm on Saturday 1 August at Wembley.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match will be broadcast live on BBC One, BT Sport 1, BT Sport Extra 1 and streamed via the BBC iPlayer and the BT Sport app.

What is the team news?

Arsenal have a host of absentees for the final, starting in goal with Bernd Leno. In defence, Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari, Shkodran Mustafi and Cedric Soares are all injured or unavailable. Matteo Guendouzi and Mesut Ozil have been repeatedly left out by Mikel Arteta, while striker Gabriel Martinelli is also out.

Chelsea are set to be without Billy Gilmour. N’Golo Kante could return to the bench, while Kepa Arrizabalaga will likely stay there, too.

Predicted line-ups

Arsenal: Martinez; Holding, Luiz, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka; Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

Chelsea: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Giroud, Willian.

What are the odds?

Arsenal – 12/5

Draw – 5/2

Chelsea – 6/5

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Luza wins virtual race at Bristol

Ryan Luza won Tuesday night’s NASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series race held on a digital Bristol Motor Speedway. Luza, who competes for Williams ESports, claimed the win in a three-lap overtime finish over Garrett Lowe and Zack Novak. Then event was…

Kyle Busch set for IndyCar iRacing debut

After trying to secure an Indianapolis 500 ride a few years ago, Kyle Busch will be making his IndyCar debut Saturday — virtually. The two-time NASCAR Cup champion announced Wednesday afternoon via Twitter that he will be driving in Round…

Report: MLBPA to vote on 60-game proposal

Enrique Rojas of ESPN reports that the players will hold a virtual meeting today to vote on the owners’ proposal to play a 60-game 2020 MLB season. A possible vote over the weekend was postponed after MLB commissioner Rob Manfred…

Nets savor some rare glory after Bucks’ bubble wobble

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida-All the Brooklyn Nets were missing on Tuesday were their leaders in salary, points, points per game, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and 3-pointers. If that wasn’t enough, the feel-good story of Jamal Crawford’s return to the NBA…