After last year’s competition was delayed into the start of the current campaign, the culmination of the 2020/21 FA Cup season is a showpiece one.
Indeed, the top two sides in the Women’s Super League will meet at Wembley with Chelsea manager Emma Hayes able to complete a domestic treble – albeit a delayed one – having won last season’s WSL league title and the League Cup to boot.
Still, there is no team in the history of the FA Cup as successful as Arsenal. 14 wins so far, victory would seal a 15th FA Cup crown, eight more than Southampton in second. It’s worth mentioning, of course, that Jonas Eidevall’s side are also unbeaten domestically this season.
What makes it even more fascinating still, is the fact Chelsea beat Arsenal the last time these two teams met in the final back in 2017/18.
Date, kick-off time and venue:
The FA Cup final is scheduled for a 14.00pm GMT kick-off time on Sunday December 5, 2021.
Wembley Stadium in London will host.
Where to watch Arsenal vs Chelsea
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BBC One and BT Sport 1.
Live stream: Fans will be able to watch the game on BBC iPlayer (free with a subscription) and BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch it through the BT Sport App.
LIVE blog: Get minute-by-minute updates through Standard Sport’s LIVE blog. Simon Collings will be reporting from Wembley.
Arsenal vs Chelsea team news
Arsenal will be without Leah Williamson but have few other injury concerns.
Chelsea, meanwhile, could welcome back Pernille Harder, though the recent international break will not have helped either side.
Arsenal vs Chelsea prediction
Given Arsenal’s form this season, they’re surely slight favourites.
That’s not to write Chelsea off completely, of course, and the fact that it’s so hard to judge should lead to a thoroughly entertaining spectacle.