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ArsenalArsenal
2-1
ChelseaChelsea
Aubameyang (28' pen., 67')
Ceballos (73')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Pulisic (5')
Kovacic (14'), Azpilicueta (26'), Mount (45+4'), Rudiger (75'), Barkley (89')
Kovacic (73')
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How Chelsea could line up against Arsenal in FA Cup final

:Headline: How Chelsea could line up against Arsenal in FA Cup final:
Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up against Arsenal in Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley.

Chelsea will be looking to make it third time lucky against Arsenal in this weekend's FA Cup final showdown at Wembley.

The Blues have lost both previous finals against their London rivals in the competition, going down 2-0 in 2002 and 2-1 in 2017.

Chelsea came out on top when the sides met in last season's Europa League final in Baku, however, and have lost just two of their last 10 meetings with Arsenal overall.

With a top-four finish in the Premier League already wrapped up, Frank Lampard's men will be hoping to make it a double celebration in the capital on Saturday.

Ahead of the match, Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up for their final domestic game of 2019-20.


Out: Billy Gilmour (knee)
Doubtful: N'Golo Kante (hamstring), Willian (knock)

> Click here for Chelsea's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

Lampard must decide whether to stick with the 3-4-3 formation used against Manchester United in the semi-finals, and the two league games since, or switch to a flat back four.

Operating with four across the back would give the Blues a little more stability, with Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic holding the fort while Mason Mount carries the ball forward.

That is assuming N'Golo Kante is not fit enough to start, having only returned to training this week after missing Chelsea's last five matches with a hamstring issue.

A bigger talking point than the Frenchman's fitness, however, is whether Lampard recalls Kepa Arrizabalaga after dropping the goalkeeper for last weekend's win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Willy Caballero kept a clean sheet in that one and will be hopeful of retaining his place between the sticks on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Olivier Giroud appears certain to start up top as he aims to become the second player to score for and against a specific side in separate FA Cup finals.

Christian Pulisic is also in fine form and will operate from the left, while on the right it could be a chance for Callum Hudson-Odoi to shine as Willian is carrying a knock. body check tags ::

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