Saturday repertoire sees North West London Derby to be played in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium. We preview this clash that could see Arsenal getting a very much needed qualification to Champions League.
Who is playing?
Arsenal vs Chelsea
What competition is it?
FA Cup Final
What time is Arsenal vs Chelsea?
17:30 GMT, Saturday 1st August 2020
Where is Arsenal vs Chelsea played?
Wembley Stadium, London
Where can I watch Liverpool vs Chelsea?
BBC One / BT Sport 1
Thoughts on Arsenal vs Chelsea?
It’s the icing on the cake, a mouth-watering clash that everyone was very much looking forward to. Since the Premier League season ended and European Cups yet to be played in August, all the attention is on the FA Cup final. With Chelsea having nothing to lose and Arsenal still playing in Europa League next season, despite ending 8th in Premier League, this will be an exciting clash.
One way ticket to Europa League
It’s time to shine for Arteta’s Arsenal. The Spaniard in his very short managerial career has gone twice head to head with Lampard and still hasn’t won. They have already positively shocked fans with 2-1 win against Liverpool in Premier League and 2-0 win against Man City in the FA Cup semi-finals last time out. Now it’s time to face Chelsea, and the question is whether they have what it takes to shock the audience yet again with them being an underdog in the match.
Arsenal has ended their 2019/20 Premier League season on the 9th place, which is very much below the expectations fans have from their team. However, nothing is lost yet. A win in this one could secure Arsenal a spot in Europa League.
The Gunners have been in amazing form lately. They have registered their way above-average 2.20 PPG in the last 10 games and despite their tough fixtures they have won against Man City, Liverpool, Sheffield United or Wolves and drawn with Leicester fighting over the same spot in Champions League. They have also improved massively in defence in the last games of the season, with them conceding only 0.70 goals per game. All eyes should be one Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Saturday evening. The striker has led Arsenal to victory with his two wonderful goals against Man City in the FA Cup semi-finals.
No pressure on Chelsea
It’s been rough few games for Lampard’s Chelsea before the end of the season. With Leicester and Man Utd battling for the same spot, every game had a tremendous value to The Blues. Fortunately for them, they ended in 4th this season and secured a very much needed and wanted Champions League qualification. Now it has all come down to this clash, where Chelsea is just looking forward to decorating their trophy cabinet with a 9th FA Cup win.
Chelsea is still yet to play 2nd leg game against Bayern Munich in Champions League on 8th August, but considering their last 3-0 defeat against the Bavarians, it’s very unlikely to see them play in the next stages of the tournament.
With the odds being on Man Utd’s favour in semi-finals, Chelsea still sealed an impressive 3-1 win last time out and move on to FA Cup final. Both in the league and outside of it, the team has been outperforming themselves by registering an impressive 2.00 PPG since the football return in mid-June. The entire squad has risen to the challenge, with four clean sheets and an impressive 22 goals. However, nothing would be possible without the Pulisic-Giroud-Willian trio who contributed in total to 20 goals since 21st June.
Arsenal recent games:
- Watford (h) 3-2 win
- Aston Villa (a) 1-0 defeat
- Man City (h) 2-0 win
- Liverpool (h) 2-1 win
- Spurs (a) 2-1 defeat
Chelsea recent games:
- Wolves (h) 2-0 win
- Liverpool (a) 5-3 defeat
- Man Utd (a) 1-3 win
- Norwich City (h) 1-0 win
- Sheffield United (a) 3-0 defeat
Arsenal Top Contributors:
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Forward): 30 goal involvements (27 goals + 3 assists) – The Gabonese was just two goals away from overtaking Jamy Vardy in the Premier League golden boot run. The striker has a tremendous value to the manager, team and fans and with all the transfer saga starting all over again it’s still uncertain If he will stay at the Emirates Stadium next season.
- Alexandre Lacazette (Forward): 19 goal involvements (12 goals + 7 assists) – The French striker has probably played his worst season so far in Arsenal, however his on the pitch great understanding with Aubameyang many times resulted in great goal opportunities.
Chelsea Top Contributors:
- Tammy Abraham (Forward): 23 goal involvements (17 goals + 6 assists) – The Englishman has started very spectacularly his 19/20 Premier League journey with 7 goals scored in only first four matches. Since then he was struggling with the consistency but still scored 17 goals, which is not too shabby.
- Willian (Forward): 20 goal involvements (11 goals + 9 assists) – The Brazilian’s statistics absolutely skyrocketed since the football return in mid-June with him contributing to 7 goals since then. He has been an important part in this last few fixtures to keep Chelsea’s Champions League dreams alive.
|21st January 2020||CHE 2-2 ARS||Premier League|
|29th December 2019||ARS 1-2 CHE||Premier League|
|29th May 2019||CHE 4-1 ARS||Europa League|
|19th January 2019||ARS 2-0 CHE||Premier League|
|18th August 2018||CHE 3-2 ARS||Premier League|
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