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#FULLTIME LiveUpdates : Arsenal 2 Vs 1 Chelsea FA Cup Final

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A little mix-up between goalkeeper David Ospina and defender Per Mertesacker in the box but Chelsea can’t capitalise.

The Arsenal pair look at each other and walk away. Nothing to see here…

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea 35 mins

Eden Hazard looks really off colour. Not literally, I don’t think he’s sick. He’s just not his usual self.

The Chelsea playmaker tries to play-through Diego Costa but Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal gets in his way and clears.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea 32 mins
Arsenal earn a free-kick in a dangerous area after Danny Welbeck appears to be clipped.

Sanchez floats it in and it comes out to Granit Xhaka, who drives the ball towards goal from distance and Thibaut Courtois makes a strong save.

Now Chelsea pile forward…

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Arsenal have flown out of the blocks and look quicker and more aggressive than Chelsea. There is almost an air of panic about the Premier League champions – although it is still very early days.

It’s a long time since I’ve seen Antonio Conte’s team as ragged and over-run as this and the Arsenal fans inside Wembley are loving it.

CLOSE! Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea 16 mins
Cleared off the line! My word, a huge chance for Mesut Ozil.
He comes in on the right and side-foots the ball, almost scuffing it, on target before Gary Cahill makes the goal-saving clearance with a flick.

Chelsea look all over the shop.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea 15 mins

Danny Welbeck races on to an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain punt forward, and eventually the ball drops to Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean has a go from distance and it’s a thunderbolt of a strike which dips and clears the bar.

Now Chelsea break forward but Arsenal’s defence, which was certainly questioned before the match, snuff out the danger from Diego Costa, blocking a good strike from 14 yards.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Arsenal leading by a goal to nil courtesy of Alexis Sanchez in the 4th minute.

GOAAALLL Sanchez in the 4th minute

Arsenal vs Chelsea Starting Lineups 

Arsenal XI: Ospina, Holding, Mertesacker, Monreal, Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis, Ozil, Welbeck.

Chelsea XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso, Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard.

Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief www.sportbrief.co.zw. He has been writing professionally since 2012 and currently writes for technology and sport blogs. He has vast experience in digital marketing, sports reporting and analysis. He is also a Sports and Technology columnist with Financial Gazette Online Sports Column and Technology Magazine respectively.

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