As it happened: Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea 
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19:428 months ago

Thank You!

That's it for VAVEL UK's coverage of this FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea - we hope you enjoyed it!

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19:368 months ago

Full time! Arsenal win the FA Cup!

Full time! Arsenal have won their 14th FA Cup title! 

A Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang double sees off Frank Lampard's side. 

Mikle Arteta wins his first trophy in management. 

They showed steal they dugged deep. 

Arsenal win the FA Cup!


19:268 months ago

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea

94' Chelsea are trying their best to get back into the game but nothing is coming off yet. 
19:238 months ago

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea

91' Martinez claims the ball. 
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Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea

90' Corner for Chelsea. 
19:228 months ago

Added time

90' There will be seven minutes of added time.
19:208 months ago

Arsenal - Substitution

87' On comes Sokratis. Off comes Luiz. 
19:188 months ago

Five minutes to go

85' Only five minutes left of the FA Cup Final. Can the Blues find their way back into the game?
19:158 months ago

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea

83' Comes to nothing. 
19:158 months ago

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea

82' Arsenal corner. 
19:148 months ago

Arsenal - Substitution

81' Off comes Lacazette. On comes Nketiah. 
19:128 months ago

Chelsea - Substitution

77' Triple substitution  for Frank Lampard. On comes Hudson-Odoi, Barkley, and Abraham. Off comes Giroud, Mount and Rudiger. 
19:108 months ago

Double trouble


19:088 months ago

Yellow Card - Arsenal

75' Mikel Arteta becomes the first manager ever to receive a yellow card in the FA Cup Final. 
19:078 months ago

Red Card! - Chelsea

73' Red card for Chelsea!  Kovacic has been sent off for a second yellow for a foul on Xhaka. Frank Lampard is fuming. 
19:058 months ago

World class today


19:048 months ago

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea

71' There are 20 minutes left here at Wembley. Can Chelsea find their way back into the game?
19:008 months ago

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea - Aubameyang!

67' WOW! What a finish from Aubameyang! 

Pepe slots the ball into Aubameyang and he calmly dinks the ball over Caballero to give the Gunners the lead!

18:588 months ago

Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

65' Headed clear by Tierney.
18:578 months ago

Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

65' Corner for Chelsea.
18:558 months ago

Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

61' Reece James fires a shot over from about 25 yards out. 
18:498 months ago

Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

57' A great spot from Jorginho to find Mason Mount. Mout however, failed to latch onto the through ball. 
18:488 months ago

Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

55' Free-kick for Chelsea following a foul from Luiz on Giroud. 
18:448 months ago

Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

51' Chelsea are just taking the sting out of the game following the injury to Pulisic. 
18:408 months ago

Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

46' A big blow for Chelsea! Pulisic has to come off. Pedro will come on for his last appearance for the Blues. 
18:398 months ago

Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

45' Great play from Pulisic to glide past Rob Holding and fire a shot just wide. The American is down injured. This is a big worry for Frank Lampard!
18:388 months ago

Second half

45' Arsenal get us underway for the second half!
18:248 months ago

Half time -Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

Arsenal have come back into this game very well after Christian Pulisic opened the scoring after only five minutes. 

Aubameyang leveled the scoring following a foul from Azpilicueta. 

Chelsea will be delighted for half time. 

18:228 months ago

Yellow Card - Chelsea

45' Mason Mount goes into the book for a foul on Ceballos. 
18:188 months ago

Added Time

45' There will be five minutes of added time here at Wembley Stadium to bring this first half to a close. 
18:178 months ago

Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

44' Lacazette strikes the ball with venom goal bound. However, it drifted wide of Caballero's goal. 
18:168 months ago

Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

44' Free-kick Arsenal on the edge of the Chelsea area. Pepe with some nice foot work to bamboozle Christensen. 
18:148 months ago

Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

42' Cleared after pin-ball in the Chelsea area. 
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Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

41' Corner for Arsenal. 
18:138 months ago

Five minutes left of the first half

40' There are five minutes left of this FA Cup Final first half. 

A fascinating half of football so far. Pulisic opened the scoring with after a clever move from Giroud. 

Aubameyang leveled the scoring with a powerful penalty after a foul from Azpilicueta. 


18:088 months ago

Ice cold


18:068 months ago

Chelsea - Substitution

32' Azpilicueta in real pain here. Christensen will come on. 
18:028 months ago

Ruthless Aubameyang!

27' The penalty was dispatched from Aubameyang. An absolutely ruthless strike! 
18:008 months ago

Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea - Aubameyang!

27' Aubameyang smashes home the penalty! 
17:588 months ago

Penalty for Arsenal!

26' Azpilicueta brings down Aubameyang. Yellow card for the Chelsea captain. 
17:578 months ago

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea - Penalty for Arsenal!

26' Penalty for Arsenal! 
17:578 months ago

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea

24' Pepe has the ball in the back of the net. But the goal is ruled out for offside!
17:548 months ago

Drinks Break

21' Pulisic's early goal is the differnce here at Wembley so far. Arsenal look dangerous on the counter attack. 
17:518 months ago

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea

18' Maitland-Niles finds his way through the Chelsea defence, however, he fails to get past Azpilicueta. 
17:488 months ago

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea

15' Ceballos took the free-kick in the end. He fires the ball just over the crossbar. The closest Arsenal have come to scoring. 
17:478 months ago

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea

15' Free-kick for Arsenal in a very dangerous position. David Luiz looks like he wants to take. 
17:468 months ago

Captain America!

12' Pulisic is the second youngest scorer in the FA Cup Final. Only Cristiano Ronaldo has a better accolade. 
17:438 months ago

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea

10' Great feet from Pulisic to drive through the heart of the Gunners defence, forcing a good save from Martinez.

The American is lighting up the FA Cup Final!

17:408 months ago

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea

5' A clever flick from Giroud inside the box set up Pulisic. The American slots the ball past Martinez to give Frank Lampard's side the early lead. 
17:388 months ago

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea - Pulisic!

5' GOAL! Christian Pulisic opens the scoring after only five minutes!
17:368 months ago

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

3' Long range shot just outside the box from Mason Mount. He forced a good save from Martinez. 
17:358 months ago

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

1' First chance for Arsenal. Aubameyang heads wide after a fantastic cross from Maitland-Niles.

The captain should have done better. 

17:338 months ago

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

1' Free-kick for Arsenal just inside Chelsea's half after Zouma fouled Aubameyang.
17:318 months ago


1' Chelsea kick us off here at Wembley Stadium for the 2020 FA Cup Final!
17:258 months ago

Here come the teams!

We are only five minutes away from Kick-off here at Wembley for the 2020 FA Cup Final!
17:208 months ago

The stage is set!


17:128 months ago

Arsenal vs Chelsea record

This is the third time Arsenal and Chelsea have faced each other in the Final. No fixture has been played more in the Final.
17:118 months ago

Can the Gunners win their 14th FA Cup?

Mikel Arteta's side currently hold the record with 13 FA Cup title wins. However, another win today would put them clear two clear of United, who have 12 FA Cup wins. 
16:318 months ago

Chelsea Starting XI


16:318 months ago

Arsenal Starting XI


15:258 months ago

Kick-off times around the World


14:578 months ago

Lampard's pre-match quotes

"It will be strange to have no fans at the final. We are getting used to it, that is not to say we like it because we want the fans back. We have to respect current circumstances, particularly with what is happening in the last few days [with new restrictions in response to coronavirus case numbers in parts of England]. We respect that in everything we do."

"It doesn’t affect preparations. It still means the same thing because a trophy like this one either stays with you for life or is pretty quickly forgotten if you are a losing finalist. Of course you would love the fans to be there, our fans have been great for us all season and I am sure Arsenal will say the same, and the fans love days like this to come and support their team and players thrive on that."

"But I am very much looking forward to the Cup final, no matter the different circumstances surrounding it. The fact remains the FA Cup is a huge cup that we want to try to win and we have a very tough match against a London derby rival."
14:548 months ago

Arteta's pre-match quotes

"We are very excited, it is such a special day, in the country and in this competition. We are a club that is very much linked with it with the amount of times that we have won it, so we want to do it again. For me, as well, it is so special that it is in my first season in charge in a final with the team and the boys are really excited and looking forward top the game tomorrow."

"I don't know if it's nervousness, it's just that you are anxious for the day to come, to play that occasion, to be on that pitch. Because of all the preparation and when you are sitting in that hotel next to Wembley and you see all that atmosphere and all the families, you just want to go on that pitch and start the game and grab that trophy as quickly as possible. It's the same feeling that I have today. I want it to already be tomorrow, I want to be there and to feel my players and go out there and win that trophy."

13:178 months ago

Chelsea: Road to the Final

13:168 months ago

Arsenal: Road to the Final

12:529 months ago

Stay tuned!

That's all for now, but check back an hour or so before kick-off for the confirmed starting XI's from this FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea! 
12:499 months ago

How to watch Arsenal vs Chelsea Live TV and Stream

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12:499 months ago

Chelsea Predicted Starting XI

Caballero; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso; Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount; Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic, Giroud. 
12:489 months ago

Arsenal Predicted Starting XI

Martinez; Holding, Luiz, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka; Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang. 
12:479 months ago

Chelsea - Team News

Both N'Golo Kante and Willian return for selection to the squad. 

However, Frank Lampard will be without midfielder, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who picked up a injury in training this week. 

12:459 months ago

Arsenal - Team News

Mikel Arteta will be without long-term absentees, Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari, Shkodran Mustafi and Gabriel Martinelli. With Cedric Soares missing out too as he is cup-tied.

Hector Bellerin missed the win over Watford with a tight calf. However, the Spanish right-back has trained this week. 

12:429 months ago

Arsenal 2-0 Manchester City

12:359 months ago

Chelsea 3-1 Manchester United


12:339 months ago

Chelsea ease past United

A dominate display from Frank Lampard's side saw Chelsea through to the final.

A 3-1 win over Manchester United, with Mason Mount's long range effort the pick of the bunch, set up a London derby in the final. 

12:309 months ago

Arsenal brush past City

Mikel Arteta's side beat favourites, Manchester City, 2-0 in their Semi-final thanks to a double from danger man and captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. 


12:279 months ago

The Final!

It's FA Cup Final day! 

Whichever side wins today this will be the first piece of silverware for either Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, or Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta. 

Arsenal are appearing in their 21st FA Cup Final and the Gunners have won the competition more than any other side. 

As for Chelsea, the Blues are playing in their 14th final, with this their seventh appearance since the new Wembley Stadium opened in 2007. 

12:199 months ago

Stadium and kick-off time

Arsenal vs Chelsea will be played at Wembley Stadium, London, England. The kick-off time is scheduled at 17:30 BST.
12:189 months ago

Welcome to Arsenal vs Chelsea in the final of the Emirates FA Cup!

Welcome to VAVEL UK’s LIVE coverage of the 2020 Emirates FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea!

My name is Edmund Brack and I’ll be your host for this game.

We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens live here on