The stage is set for the 2017 FA Cup Final and we’re here to witness the London-Rivals locking horns with each other on Saturday’s big clash in Wembley.
A dominating Chelsea victory over Arsenal seems a probable scenario on paper,but the game is played on grass.
It has been a bland Premier League season for the Gunners as they fail to secure Champions League space for the first time after 20 years. Meanwhile, Chelsea will look forward to double their glory by winning the prestigious trophy.
FA Cup final – Team News:
Arsene Wenger has plenty to think about his team’s vulnerable defensive unit ahead of Wembley showdown to avoid a major catastrophe. Arsenal’s regular defender Laurent Koscielny is set to miss out Saturday’s FA Cup Final against Chelsea due to suspension as he was sent off for a reckless challenge on Enner Valencia last weekend. Gabriel Paulista is also out for six to eight weeks with serious knee injury to make things worse. Shkodran Mustafi is also listed as doubtful due to suspected concussion.
But, it will come as boost to the Wenger’s army as Keiran Gibbs and Alex Oxalade Chamberlain are almost fit for the Wembley clash. Monreal is expected to have Holding and Per Mertesacker for company. Xhakha,Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Walcott will be available to support their anchors of Sanchez and Giroud in the middle of the park.
On the other hand, Chelsea have a near full choice roster to pick from as they don’t have any fresh injuries. “All the players are available and I have to make the best decision for the team and it is good news for us,” Conte remarked. The boss of the Premier League Champion team will not fiddle with his winning form and he will not be reshuffling much his squad either.
The Italian may not want to change up his trusty back three. In midfield,Cesc Fabregas has been in fine form in recent weeks and he can trouble his former employees, although Nemanja Matic can slot back replacing the Spaniard. Hazard and Costa will likely to feature in the starting eleven for the Blues after beginning on the bench in the semi-final against Spurs. However,it will be a close and strung affair on the final day of the oldest association football tournament in the world this year.
FA Cup final Betting Odds:
Arsenal to win-60/1
Chelsea to win- 6/1
Arsenal won: 73,Chelsea won: 62,Drawn: 54
FA Cup final Details:
Date & Time: Saturday, May 27, 2017,05:30 PM BST (UK), 12:30 PM (ET), 09:30 AM PT(USA), 10:00 P.M IST (India)
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Referee: Anthony Taylor
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