After a very prolonged domestic season, the FA Cup final is all to kick-off, two months later that the scheduled date in the month of August.
Manchester City, who was the defending champion was beaten by Arsenal in the semifinals. However, they have a force to contain; it is Chelsea; who were the winners of the 2018 season; will go all out to grab their ninth title, after they had comprehensively defeated Manchester United in the semi-finals.
The stage is all set; the count-down has begun. Fans from both the side are getting their belts fastened. It is going to be the clash of the titans; with both the teams not willing to give away a single inch of land without a fight.
What makes this contest even more interesting is the fact that both the finalists have a very balanced defense and attacking line up.
Chelsea has always been known for its lightning-quick counter-attack, where they can catch their opponent on the wrong foot. Besides, they also have a strong mid-field; which adds strength to their front line defense. They are known for constantly supplying supporting hand to their 2 primary strikers from both the wings.
On the other hand, Arsenal has always been a side, who believed in an all-out attack; with two side backs and one midfielder; their attacking line would come down on the opponent as a pack of wolves. The fact that the press constantly without allowing the opponent defense to relax for a single moment, makes them one of the most dangerous teams in the world.
When is the FA Cup Final Scheduled?
After a long wait, finally, the date for the final has been fixed. It is scheduled to take place on the 1st August at Wembley Stadium The kick-off time, is, however, yet to be confirmed. With barely a week to go; the expectations are already high as both the teams have started preparing strategies to outsmart each other. Chelsea, with its counter-attacking strategy, is expected to give the Arsenal defense a run for their life; on the other hand, Arsenal; with all-out attacking thrusts, is sure to penetrate the Chelsea defense on more than one occasion. On the whole, it is going to be an encounter to look forward to.
Who is the favorite? Well, both the teams are well balanced and have some of the big names in world football playing for them. It is quite difficult to predict an outcome, as both the teams have certain strong points; and loopholes as well. It would all come down to who handles the pressure and how well the manager of both the team can strategize their moves depending on the situation.