Arsenal v Chelsea: 10 vital statistics ahead of the FA Cup final


10. This is the 20th FA Cup clash between Arsenal and Chelsea. Arsenal boast a W8 D6 L5 record against Chelsea in this competition and are 4.70 to Saturday’s final.

9. Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0 when these sides met in the 2002 FA Cup final in Cardiff. Since then the Gunners’ FA Cup record over Chelsea reads W2 D1 L1. They are 3.00 to lift the trophy.

8. Chelsea have beaten Arsenal in eight of their last 12 meetings across all competitions and edged the Gunners 3-1 at home back in February in the league. Chelsea are 1.76 to win.

Watch Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0 in the 2002 FA Cup final


7. Arsenal are without the suspended Laurent Koscielny on Saturday. The Gunners have lost more games (27%) without Koscielny than with the Frenchman (21%) this season. Chelsea are 1.40 to lift the cup.

6. Willian is the only player to have started in all five of Chelsea’s FA Cup matches this season. He is 9.50 to net first. 

5. John Terry can make his sixth FA Cup final appearance and last for Chelsea on Saturday. Terry played in four winning finals (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012) and lost the 2002 final to Arsenal. He is 9.00 to score.

4. Nine of the last 10 FA Cup finals have been won by a single goal margin. Under 1.5 goals at Wembley is priced at 3.90.

3. Only once in the last 15 FA Cup finals has the team scoring the opening goal gone on to lose in regular time. A HT/FT bet of Arsenal/Chelsea is priced at 22.00.

2. Alexis Sanchez has scored in each of his last four outings (5 goals). The Chilean has never scored in five successive games for Arsenal and is 1.23 not to net at Wembley.

1. Pedro has scored four goals from four FA Cup appearances this season. The Spaniard is 3.75 to net again.