FA Cup winners Arsenal and league titleholders Chelsea kick off the Premier League season at sold-out Wembley Stadium. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon. These teams also met to start the 2015 season, when Arsenal defeated Chelsea 1-0.
Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, London, England, that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. The most successful London club, they have won 13 League titles, a record 13 FA Cups, two League Cups, 15 FA Community Shields, the League Centenary Trophy, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
Arsenal and Chelsea will clash in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday afternoon to bring a close to the English soccer season.
This will be the third meeting between the London rivals in the final, which Arsenal won in both 2002 and 2017. The Gunners have captured the FA Cup a record 13 times, while Chelsea (eight wins) sits third on the winners’ list. However, when the two sides last squared off in a major final, Chelsea beat Arsenal 4–1 to win the 2019 Europa League.
Arsenal upset Manchester City in a shocking 2–0 semifinal victory, while Chelsea thumped Manchester United to book their place in the final. Saturday’s match will be held behind closed doors and comes one week after the Premier League season ended.
Chelsea’s held the upper hand over their rivals in their Premier League clashes this season. The Blues beat Chelsea 2–1 at the Emirates and later drawing 2–2 at Stamford Bridge. This weekend is the chance for the domestic season to end with silverware.