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Chelsea vs Arsenal FA Cup final match preview and press conference info

With the Premier League campaign put to bed at last, this weekend is the chance for the domestic season to end with silverware. Here we have all the key information ahead of a big match...

Chelsea have reached the Heads Up FA Cup final by beating Manchester United at Wembley in the semi-final, and before that Leicester, Liverpool, Hull and Nottingham Forest…

Chelsea vs Arsenal kick-off time

This special London derby commences at 5.30pm on Saturday 1 August.

Chelsea vs Arsenal venue

Wembley Stadium, the traditional venue for FA Cup finals continues in that role this year but with no supporters present due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please do not travel to the stadium or congregate in the nearby streets on match day.

Chelsea vs Arsenal pre-match press conference

Frank Lampard will speak to the media via video link on Friday 31 July at 1.30pm. The press conference will be streamed live on the 5th Stand app and this website.

Chelsea vs Arsenal on TV

The match is being broadcast live on BBC One in the UK, with coverage starting at 4.30pm.

Chelsea vs Arsenal live commentary

There will be live text commentary updates on the app and this website, while Chelsea TV will be providing live audio commentary on both platforms.

Our social media channels will have exclusive coverage from Wembley, including live updates on the @chelseafc Twitter account.

You can also follow the game with our Matchday Live show, exclusively on the 5th Stand app.

Chelsea vs Arsenal head to head

This is the 15th time Chelsea and Arsenal have been drawn together in the FA Cup. The Blues have won five and Arsenal nine of the meetings so far.

We played each other in the final in 2002 and 2017 with Gunners coming out top in both of those games. 

Chelsea had the better of our league meetings this season, winning at the Emirates and drawing at the Bridge.

Injury news for Chelsea vs Arsenal FA Cup final

N'Golo Kante is back in the squad for the first time following his hamstring injury suffered against Watford at the start of July.

Willian missed the Wolves game with Achilles trouble but he also returns to the squad. 

Ruben Loftus-Cheek suffered a small injury in training and miss the Cup final. 

Frank Lampard will be without Billy Gilmour who has undergone knee surgery. 

Arsenal have defender Shkodran Mustafi out with a hamstring injury and goalkeeper Bernd Leno is fit in time following injury but is unlikely to play. Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari and Gabriel Martinelli are long-term injured.

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