Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Arsenal (FA Cup Final)


olivier giroud

Olivier Giroud is one of the more intriguing storylines as we head into the London derby FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. The Frenchman notably proclaimed that the national stadium is his house after helping lead the Blues to a win over Manchester United in the FA Cup finale in 2018.

He’ll take on his former team here while riding a purple patch, having scored in his last four appearances. The 33-year-old has found himself to be Frank Lampard’s first choice to lead the line during the restart, and he’s responded by producing prolificly. Six of his eight league goals have been scored in the restart.


It will be interesting to see how he fits in the team next season, given all the additions in attack Stamford Bridge is making.

You can bank on him getting first team nod here, and the same goes for 38-year-old back-up goalkeeper Willy Caballero. Lampard seems to have sent a clear message that he’s done with Kepa Arrizabalaga, so with the Argentine in between the sticks this Chelsea lineup will certainly have a Xennial/young Gen X contingent; to complement all the millenials and Gen Zs in the first team.

Predicted Lineup for Chelsea vs Arsenal (FA Cup Final):

Caballero; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso; Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount; Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic, Giroud

FA Cup Final FYIs

Kickoff: Aug. 1, Wembley Stadium, 5:30 pm

Team News:   Arsenal    Chelsea

Starting XI Predictions:   Arsenal  Chelsea

Head to Head: Arsenal wins  76   Draws 59   Chelsea wins 65

TV/Stream: Sky Sports/Sky Go (UK)   None/ESPN+ (U.S.)

Odds:  Arsenal win  5/2  Chelsea win 5/4

Prediction: Chelsea 2, Arsenal 1

Yes, this competition is certainly Arsenal’s house, so to speak, historically, but we’re picking Lampard’s side to hoist the trophy.

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  1. hjg

  2. Oguzie uche says

    Chelsea is beating arsenal 4-1.
    pulisic score1
    giroud score2.
    mount score1.
    lacazate score 1. For arsenal

  3. Chelsea seems to be on a very fine form this season but it’s not going be an easy one for them so I’m going for Arsenal win 2-1

  4. Anonymous says

    I feel its going to be Arsenal winning although Chelsea has been in fantastic form recently, dont forget Arsenal defeated Liverpool and City and eventually lost to Villa but Im sure they will come strong against Chelsea.

  5. Very easy encounter for the Man in Blue, Chelsea fc l’m give my team a win Arsenal 1-3 Chelsea

    My Dream team Chelsea fc

    Caballero, Jemes, Alonso, Tomori, Rudiger, Azplicueta, Kova, Kante, Mount, Pulisic, Giroud d

    Manege Frank Lampard

    Last but not List

    Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeleeeeeee

  6. in papers chelsea wins,as many goals as you can write.

  7. Charles Opiyo says

    You are superb, it will be a sure win for Chelsea 2:1 Arsenal

  8. Che 2 : 1 arsenal bt Abraham shd nt start e game!

  9. Anonymous says

    Chelsea all the way 3-1 win for Chelsea

  10. Chelsea will score as many goals as possible to make the team retain the cup
    correct score 2:0

  11. Mike iordye says

    arsenal i believe them they will win chelsea 3-0

  12. Elisha samuel says

    Arsenal 1 vs chelsea 0 or still a 1-1 draw.arsenal wins on penalties.

  13. We’re giving Chelsea fan’s to speak their mind out of this because they are going to be bitten masilessly.

  14. Opiyo joel says

    joel opiyo am giving 2-0 Win for chelsea

  15. Anonymous says

    But the team work is more to Arsenal than Chelsea

  16. #Jeesparck says

    I know its not going to be easy for chelsea to win that game.. But i still stand by chelsea…….{cfc2:1afc}

  17. chelxea win 4/2

  18. Chelsea are going to win 3 arsenal 2 fulltime

  19. Chelsea we win by 3-1 AGAINST arsenal.

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