FA Cup final: Chelsea vs Arsenal – Live stream info, team news, preview

London giants Chelsea and Arsenal meet at Wembley with the hopes of making up for disappointing seasons.


Chelsea ended up taking the final Champions League spot but the title challenge their fans so desire did not materialise.


Over at the Emirates, Arsenal have plumbed new depths finishing the league in eighth ten points behind Chelsea.


The league now counts for nothing though as the London rivals go head-to-head for the FA Cup.


Chelsea have won seven of their last nine FA Cup finals but both their defeats have come at the hands of Arsenal.


Former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, now in the colours of Chelsea, has scored 24 goals in 30 FA Cup appearances. He has been involved in three goals in four final appearances, laying on two assists and scoring Arsenal's fourth goal after appearing as a substitute in the team's 4–0 2015 FA Cup Final victory over Aston Villa. 


Arsenal can rescue their season with an FA Cup win which would see them sneak into the Europa League ahead of Wolves who finished three points ahead of Arteta's side and seventh in the league.



FA Cup final: Chelsea vs Arsenal

Path to the FA Cup final


The two side's respective paths to the final were very different with Arsenal afforded a relatively straight forward ride albeit against 'tricky' opponents in Leeds United, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Sheffield United.


Arsenal produced a much-needed feel-good performance against a Manchester City team that looked decidedly off the boil on the day.


Chelsea put paid to Liverpool, Manchester United and Leicester City en-route to the final.


The Blues dominated their semi-final against United and dispatched a young Reds side in the fifth round.

Live streaming and TV info


The FA Cup final kicks off at Wembley at 18:30 (SAST), the match will be broadcast on SuperSport 3 (DStv channel 203) and can be streamed live at dstv.now, or through the Showmax Pro app.

FA Cup final team news


Arsenal are looking a bit thin at the back after the injury to Shkodran Mustafi in the semi-final.


Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers, Mustafi and Gabriel Martinelli are all confirmed absentees ahead of the match.


Arsenal will be sweating on the fitness of Bernd Leno, who injured his knee a few weeks back.


Matteo Guendouzi and Mesut Ozil are fit, but unlikely to feature due to off-field reasons.



FA Cup final: Chelsea vs Arsenal


Chelsea have confirmed that Willian and N'Golo Kante are major doubts ahead of the final.


Marco van Ginkel and Billy Gilmour have been ruled out of contention for Frank Lampard's XI or bench.