The 2020 FA Cup final is just over a week away, and now we know that it will be played by two London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal, after they beat the Manchester giants in the semi-finals.

After defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League, Arsenal’s final hope of qualifying for the Europa League lies with victory in the FA Cup.

Both teams have had a lot of success in the FA Cup over the past two decades, with both teams lifting the trophy six times since 2000. This will be their third meeting in the final over that time-span, with Arsenal winning the previous two head to heads. This time Chelsea will be the bookie’s favourites but as we all know, anything can happen in a final.

Chelsea ended Man United 19 game unbeaten run in all competitions and Lampard’s team looked like they ere in full control for 90 minutes in the semi-final. Chelsea are also in a race for a top 4 spot alongside Man Utd, but you know both teams will have wanted that FA Cup silverware too. 

You want to be focused on winning the FA Cup for the silverware, without the added pressure of it being your way into Europe too. You will always want to have qualified for Europe in the league.

This is what I expect Chelsea to do. By keeping focus in their last game this weekend they can complete that mission, and if they are qualified they can play the final purely for the silverware, which could make for a more exciting game. #mmlove