Mikel Arteta knows that this is his last chance to guide Arsenal into Europa League qualification by beating Frank Lampard’s Chelsea at the ultimate stage of the FA Cup. Arsenal finished their campaign in an unimpressive eighth position in the Premier League but have a major silverware to play for on Saturday. They performed impressively against Manchester City in the semifinals to reach this stage by acquiring credibility in both attack and defence in that game. Surely, Arteta won’t let this final stop away considering their record in the competition and the fact Europa League qualification are at stake.
Their London rivals, Chelsea will also like to win this trophy before the end of the domestic season to cap off an excellent campaign. They got the best of Manchester United in the semis by outscoring them with a 3-1 scoreline. The blues also confirm their Champions league status by defeating Wolves on the very last day of the 2019/20 Premier League season and will be hoping to ruin Arsenal’s victory lap after doing something similar in the Europa League final last year.
Arsenal square up against Chelsea in the 139th FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium devoid of fans due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic (10:00 PM IST).
Five Players To Have In Your Fantasy Team For Arsenal vs Chelsea:
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)-
Despite the contract situation at the club, Aubameyang isn’t halting his duties for the club. With 31 goals, the Gabonese finished second in the golden boot list in the Premier League. His two all-important strikes in the semifinal uplifted the Gunners to just one step away from lifting their 14th FA Cup. That is the most in competition history. He would like to score in the final. This is to get his contact rebel sorted by gifting his club the moment to cherish upon. By doing so he’s an automatic choice for your fantasy team.
Olivier Giroud (Chelsea):
Aged 33, he looks to be in his prime. Giroud is outclassing his standard from the time he was offered the starting spot by Frank Lampard. Especially after the restart, the Frenchman had looked deadlier than ever. His goal just before the halftime whistle boosted Chelsea to take the game away from the opposition and sealing the final spot. Giroud will make his dominance pay in the ultimate stage to down his previous side’s hope of claiming the accolade.
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea):
The flashy left-winger will make the most of his excellent form he sustains post-lockdown in the final at Wembley. The 21-year-old compared to former star ‘Eden Hazard’ has miles to go. That is before he keeps on moving this way. He would like to win the first piece of silverware with the Blues. He’s incredible feet of four goals and two assists in all competitions should be honoured. That is with glory at the end and he is an in-demand player for any fantasy side.
Kieran Tierney (Arsenal):
The Scottish sensation will have a lot to say in Arsenal’s defence on Saturday. This is considering his talent and incredible performances since his full recovery from a shoulder dislocation. The former left-back came up with vital contribution at the other end of the pitch to making him one of the players to keep a sharp eye on. His leadership trait in such a tender age needs full of applause. He is a required candidate in your fantasy squad.
Mason Mount (Chelsea):
Another one of Lampard’s young guns who like to perform his own magic in definitive moments to give his side the upper hand of proceedings. Mount’s goal and an assist in last week’s clash with Wolves earned Chelsea Champions league football for next season. Also, scoring in the last four stages of the FA Cup. The Blues will be wishing him to perform like this on a consistent basis. The player who was on loan at Derby County last season is making a big deal out of him in his parent. He has a lot to offer in future