- Date: Saturday, Aug. 1
- Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Wembley Stadium — London, England
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- Odds: Arsenal +210; Draw +240; Chelsea +129 (via William Hill Sportsbook)
Arsenal: The Gunners are in decent form entering this game, but it will be up to the defense to step up big against Chelsea’s attack. The Gunners have conceded in five of their last six games, and the defense didn’t show up the last time they played the Blues in a major cup final. That was last season’s Europa League final where Chelsea won 4-1. After somehow keeping Manchester City from scoring, chances are they won’t do it again here. The Gunners need a complete performance to have a realistic shot.
Chelsea: The Blues enter this game confident and expecting to win. Pulisic has been brilliant, as has Olivier Giroud with goals in his last six starts in all competitions. The Blues are unbeaten in their last three matches against the Gunners, and Frank Lampard has a chance to validate the cup season with a trophy. Both teams will likely come out quick, open, and with attacking intent, but the key for Chelsea will be to show cohesion along the backline, where at times the players can be mediocre.