Chelsea will hope to win their ninth FA Cup final when they square off against Arsenal on Saturday.
The Blues have been in 13 FA Cup finals, with their last final appearance coming in 2018, when they defeated Manchester United by a solitary goal.
Chelsea beat Manchester United comprehensively in the semi-finals, and will hope to cross the final hurdle and lift their first piece of silverware under Frank Lampard.
The two sides last met in the final of England’s most prestigious cup competition in 2017, when Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1.
The last time these two sides met in the league, the game ended 2-2.
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N’Golo Kante could return for Chelsea against Arsenal if he’s passed fit. Willian is a doubt after sustaining a knock recently. The Blues don’t have any other injuries or suspension for the FA Cup final.
Let’s take a look at how Chelsea could line up in the 2020 FA Cup final:
Predicted Chelsea Lineup vs Arsenal
Experienced goalkeeper Willy Caballero has played in goal for the Blues in the FA Cup, and even started for the Blues ahead of Kepa in the final Premier League game of the season. He should retain his place in the Chelsea lineup against Arsenal.
Lampard has used a three-man defence over the last few games, including in the semi-final against Manchester United. We could see him stick to this formation for the game against Arsenal.
Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, and Kurt Zouma should continue as the back three in the Chelsea lineup, with Andreas Christensen an option.
Reece James and Marcos Alonso could play at right wing-back and left wing-back, respectively.
Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho are expected to form the double pivot for Chelsea if N’Golo Kante is not 100% fit.
Kante hasn’t played for the Blues since their win against Watford at the start of July. The likes of Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are other options for Lampard in the middle of the park.
Willian missed the last game against Wolves. If the experienced Brazilian is not fit, Mason Mount should continue on the right side of attack in the Chelsea lineup, while Christian Pulisic should play on the opposite side.
Olivier Giroud has been in incredible form since the re-start, and the Frenchman should keep his place in the team.