Owen: Why Chelsea Will Beat Arsenal In FA Cup final

Ross Houston
July 31, 2020

However, Frank Lampard says both players will be in the squad for the cup final, although he had less encouraging news regarding Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

"Looking at the game this time around, I believe Chelsea have the better squad and with the Premier League table and recent history both favouring Chelsea as well, I am going for a 2-1 win to the Blues which will hand Frank Lampard his first piece of silverware as a manager", the former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker told BetVictor.

Lampard confirmed that Kante and Willian were in the squad and will be assessed ahead of the game to see if they are fit enough to be involved at Wembley.

"I still have one year to run on my Chelsea contract".

Willian, who has been at Stamford Bridge since August 2013, has been offered an extension by Chelsea, but has also received offers from Barcelona and Inter Miami. He has shown me and all of us a great face, even in the worst moments for him. He's been fantastic for us.

'He has been behind me, helped me with everything in the games that I have played.

Not only will the Brazilian be playing centre-back for the Gunners in an FA Cup final, a massive occasion in itself, but it'll be against his former club.

Lampard has won the trophy four times as a player, and is the sixth Chelsea manager to reach the final in his first season in charge.

And of course we can not overlook the fact that Lampard had no money to spend in the summer due to a transfer ban, and the club's best player, Eden Hazard, moved to Real Madrid. That certainly is the case for the young players, that you can improve with the more finals you play.

"It will be a great experience for my players whatever, but of course we want to win".

"No, I don't have that feeling", said Arteta today when asked if tomorrow's clash could be Aubameyang's final game for the club.

"I wouldn't like to link these two factors [keeping Aubameyang and European football], but financially it would be helpful".

"So this will not mean all of a sudden we're back in that picture, but it can be a nice, small step when you consider where we want to get to next year".

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