FA Cup final LIVE: Full coverage of Arsenal vs Chelsea, with team news, build up and exclusive commentary from Wembley

talksport.com, 1 August 2020, 07:15
FA Cup final LIVE: Full coverage of Arsenal vs Chelsea, with team news, build up and exclusive commentary from Wembley
Arsenal and Chelsea go head-to-head at Wembley today in the FA Cup final - and talkSPORT will bring you the blockbuster showdown live.

Mikel Arteta and Frank Lampard have both done superbly well to get their teams to the final and to have the chance of silverware.

Arsenal, who have won the cup a record 13 times, produced a stunning display in the semi-final to knock out holders Manchester City.


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Chelsea, meanwhile, were ruthless in their win over Manchester United.

The London rivals will both be eager to end their campaigns on a high with glory at an empty Wembley.

They have been through a transition period this term and winning the cup would be a coup for either manager.

talkSPORT will be at the home of football for the exciting match and will have a full day of coverage to celebrate the final of the 139th edition of the oldest football tournament in the world.

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Arsenal v Chelsea: How to listen

The final will be live on talkSPORT this weekend with Mark Saggers being your host and commentary from Sam Matterface and Stuart Pearce.

We will be on Wembley Way for a special pre-match party from 2pm before kick-off at 5:30pm.

Following the final whistle, join us for 'The FA Cup Full Time Phone In' to have your say on the action.

Fans will have the option to listen to the game with or without crowd noise, so you can choose whichever way suits you best.

To listen in click on one of the radio players below.

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Listen to talkSPORT commentary without crowd noise (available from kick-off time)

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talkSPORT is available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.


Listen to talkSPORT through your TV on the following channels:

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Virgin Media: Channel 927

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Arsenal v Chelsea: Team news

Arsenal have no fresh injury concerns heading into the cup final.

The Gunners will be without Shkodran Mustafi, who underwent surgery on a hamstring issue suffered in the semi-final win over Manchester City.

Cedric Soares is cup-tied and misses out as do Pablo Mari, Gabriel Martinelli and Calum Chambers.

Bernd Leno is fit following his own knee injury but head coach Mikel Arteta has said Emiliano Martinez will start.

For Chelsea, Ruben Loftus-Cheek will miss the showpiece after picking up a minor injury in training on Thursday.

Chelsea's luckless England midfielder had fought his way back to full fitness after a number of issues this term, but will now miss the Wembley contest.

N'Golo Kante is fit after hamstring trouble, while Willian is back having missed Sunday's 2-0 win over Wolves with an ankle complaint.

Arsenal provisional squad: Martinez, Macey, Leno, Bellerin, Sokratis, Luiz, Holding, Kolasinac, Tierney, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Torreira, Ceballos, Maitland-Niles, Willock, Ozil, Nelson, Pepe, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Nketiah.

Chelsea provisional squad: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Mount, Giroud, Pulisic, Kepa, Christensen, Barkley, Abraham, Pedro, Hudson-Odoi, Tomori, Emerson, Kante, Willian.

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