MOTD Live: FA Cup Final: Arsenal v Chelsea

MOTD Live: FA Cup Final: Arsenal v Chelsea



Seven years ago Carlo Ancelotti led Chelsea to the Premier League and FA Cup double. Now, it’s another Italian, Antonio Conte, who is looking to cement the Blues’ domestic dominance.

The Italian connection is an intriguing one, but it’s a Frenchman, N’Golo Kanté, who has been at the heart of Chelsea’s league and Cup success, an inspired signing from last year’s champions Leicester City. All the more galling for beleaguered Gaul Arsène Wenger.


Arsenal v Chelsea (Kick-off 5.30pm). Gary Lineker presents coverage of the showpiece match at Wembley Stadium, as the London rivals meet for the chance to lift the famous trophy and succeed last season's winners Manchester United. Victory for the Blues would cap off a tremendous first season for Italian manager Antonio Conte, having already clinched the Premier League title, while this game may very well turn out to be Gunners boss Arsene Wenger's swansong, and the Frenchman will become the most successful manager in FA Cup history with a seventh win. These sides have not played each other in this competition since the 2009 semi-final, when goals from Florent Malouda and Didier Drogba cancelled out Theo Walcott's early strike to set up a final with Everton, which Chelsea would go on to win by the same 2-1 scoreline. This fixture has only ever taken place in the final once before, when Ray Parlour and Freddie Ljungberg sealed a 2-0 victory for the Gunners in 2002. That was the first part of a domestic double, with Premier League glory sealed four days later following a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford. Analysis comes from Alan Shearer, Ian Wright and Frank Lampard, with commentary by Guy Mowbray and Danny Murphy. Subsequent programmes are subject to change.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Gary Lineker
Guest Alan Shearer
Guest Ian Wright
Guest Frank Lampard
Commentator Guy Mowbray
Commentator Danny Murphy
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