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Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea LIVE! FA Cup Final latest score, goal updates, team news, TV and match stream today

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Good afternoon and welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea.

A long domestic season is almost over with Mikel Arteta and Frank Lampard battle at Wembley today with both out to win their first trophy in management.

Both winners as players, the two managers are hoping to deliver silverware that could act as a real foundation for further success at the two London clubs.

Ahead of the big day, join us for all the build-up and team news on Standard Sport's LIVE blog!

GOAL! Pulisic puts Chelsea ahead Chelsea XI: Willian axed from squad Arsenal XI: Maitland-Niles keeps place Read more... 10 mins:Pulisic is again able to dribble through the middle and shows brilliant control with his left and right foot before unleashing an effort at goal.It's on target, but this time Martinez is able to make the stop.Arsenal need to do something to close him down.ES COVERAGE Simon Collings at Wembley"It has been a lively start and Chelsea now lead."It's a blow for Arsenal, who will now need to change their game plan. They can't just sit deep like they did in the semi-final against Manchester City." 6 mins: Straight from the kick-off, Arsenal try to get back on level terms with Pep fancying a go from 20 yards but it's a comfortable save for Caballero.Advertisement GOAL!
GOAL! Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea | Christian Pulisic 5'It's a wonderful start for the Blues!This is Chelsea at their very best. Jorginho passes through the lines to Pulisic, who lays it off to Mount. He tries to find Giroud and the Frenchman flicks it back to Pulisic, who finishes tidily past Martinez.A lovely team goal from the Blues - and Lampard will be delighted.
  Photo: Getty 4 mins: Mount denied!Chelsea win the ball off Xhaka with some high pressing from Mount and he decides to go for goal from 20 yards, curling towards the corner, but Martinez parries wide.Giroud might have been the better option there, but you can't blame him for having a pop and also working the goalkeeper. 3 mins:Superb work from Maitland-Niles, who does well to keep the ball in play and curl it in to Aubameyang, who has a free header but glances wide.Arsenal have started brightly.Advertisement 1 min: Early free-kick to Arsenal after Zouma clatters his countryman Lacazette. KICK OFF KICK-OFF!We are underway for the FA Cup final at Wembley!Anthony Taylor is the referee tonight. The players take the knee before kick-off to show their unity in the fight against racism.Advertisement As part of the FA's Heads Up campaign, a video with a message reminding people to take care of their mental health appears on the board.A very timely and worthy initiative for football. We have gotSimon Collingsin the Wembley press box for today's game. Quite the view!
  The players have emerged from the tunnel together with fireworks and a crisp green carpet of a pitch to greet them.The usual roar from the 90,000 fans is missing today, but there is a choir to sing the national anthem so... every cloud!
  Photo: ReutersAdvertisement Both clubs have been allowed to bring 10 players outside of their matchday squads.The likes of Gabriel Martinelli and Billy Gilmour are present on crutches, while new arrivals William Saliba and Timo Werner are among the others in attendance. Here we go!The pre-match ceremonies have begun, with Emily Sandé is singing Abide By Me as we count down to kick-off.All socially distanced, of course. Third time lucky?Chelsea are hoping to end their FA Cup final hoodoo against Arsenal today, having lost in their previous finals in 2002 (2-0 at Millenium Stadium) and 2017 (2-1 at Wembley).They have only won once in their last 13 games in the competition against Arsenal - beating them in the 2009 semi-finals.Advertisement Arsenal's chances of winning today will surely be increased if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is firing on all cylinders.The Gabonese has hit 28 goals in all competitions and struck a double against Man City in the semi-final, proving - if there was any doubt - he can perform in big games.
 Photo: Reuters Chelsea boss Frank Lampard speaks to BBC Sport:No fans in the stadium?
"This is the new normal but hopefully not for too long. I think we've got used to it, kind of makes us focus more on what happens on the pitch and it's 11 vs 11, against a very good team. We miss our fans, as Arsenal will, and we'll have to make them happy from home. But we can't let the lack of crowd affect us and how we set up. It's a huge game, an FA Cup final which if you win it's always there, if you lose it's quickly forgotten."Experience of finals
"I want to drill out that message because I do have experience of finals, good finals and not so good ones. You can lose a final, they're tough matches, but it can't be on us, it can't be on how we prepare and we have to have the spirit in the dressing room and put the plan into action. We feel ready to go." Frank Lampard knows a thing or two about what it takes to win an FA Cup; he's only done it four times as a player, winning in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012.Now, he has the chance to win it as a coach and become the first English manager to do so for Chelsea since Dave Sexton back in 1971.That would be the cherry on top of a fine debut season in the dugout at Stamford Bridge.Advertisement Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta speaks to BBC One:
 Photo: Getty"It will be so special. Basically, for our players, our staff and our fans we know it has been a difficult season so it will be a great way to end it."It's the history of this football club - the demands are so high. We have a chance to lift a trophy today so let's go for it and the future will look so much better."It's what we have. At least we have the opportunity to play. It's such an honour to be in this competition and in the final so let's enjoy it."This last week, they were all putting everything into every training session so it was hard to pick. We need everybody." Here's a sneak peek at the Arsenal dressing room, with their new home shirt set for another outing tonight. Photo: Getty/Arsenal FC Next Can't see the ;?Arsenal vs Chelsea LIVE! FA Cup final commentary blog? Click here to access our desktop page.Date, time and venueThe FA Cup Final is scheduled for a 5:30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, 1 August, 2020.The match will be played behind closed doors at Wembley Stadium with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.How to watch: TV and live streamTV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Football, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99, or a three-month pass on offer for £25.Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app, with a mobile month pass available for £5.99.Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 ArsenalGiven the two sides' respective League form, Chelsea will be favourites. However, Arsenal's recent wins against Liverpool and Man City show they are capable of beating any English team on their day.Much will depend on how Chelsea sit up. If they plan to dominate possession with a high line as both Liverpool and City did, they could be caught out by Arsenal - so Lampard will have to tweak his tactics.Should Lampard invite Arsenal out, Arteta's likely gameplan of sitting back and countering will be tested to the limit.


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