The 2020 FA Cup Final sets to come to an end at Wembley Stadium. North London rival Arsenal will be taking on their rivals, Chelsea. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff 5:30 pm. The day of the match was due to the Covid 19 threat.
The Final FA Cup will mark the 139th match for the competition. The Gunners head into the match as favorites while bagging the cup 13 times. The club sets the record for most FA Cup wins in its history. This goes against the eight wins for the Blues in the competition.
The match will be familiar for both sides who met in the FA Cup final in 2016-17 season ending in an Arsenal 2-1 win. The journey to the FA Cup final for Arsenal has been a journey full of highs and lows.
Following their shocking exit from the Europa Football, Arteta will be riding high on pulling off a win at the Wembley. The 2-0 win over Manchester City secured a ticket for the side to take on rivals, Chelsea.
Chelsea has a bitter history against their North London counterparts. The side defeated the Gunners in their last Europa Cup final. Frank Lampard has a long history against the Gunners going back to his heydays.
Arsenal vs. Chelsea Head to Head
Both sides have met in 38 games in the Premier League with Arsenal taking home 11 wins against the 18 wins for the Blues. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Arsenal 3-2 Watford
Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal
Arsenal 2-0 Liverpool
Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 1-1 Leicester City
Chelsea 2-0 Wolves
Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea
Chelsea 1-0 Norwich
Sheffield United 3-0 Chelsea
Crystal Palace 2-3 Chelsea
Arsenal Team News
German defender Shkodran Mustafi sets to miss out in the Finals after picking up a hamstring injury. The injury was picked during their 2-0 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals. Another missing figure ahead of the match is Pablo Mari and star, Gabriel Martinelli. Other doubts ahead of the clash are Ozil and Guendozi, who has fallen down the pecking order.
Chelsea Team News
Midfielder Ng’olo Kante has had a fair share of injuries since the restart. This is despite making a comeback before the end of the Premier League. It remains a doubt whether Lampard will put the Frenchman on the line. The side had a second league encounter with Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Prediction and Odds
Both sides will be coming off victorious wins from their Premier League campaign. We expect a heated encounter at Wembley.
Both Teams to Score Goals Over 2.5
Giroud to Score