The Premier League may be signed, sealed and delivered, but the season is far from over for London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal.
Frank Lampard and the Blues are floating on cloud nine after securing their position in next season’s Champions League in the final round of the Premier League last week.
The Gunners meanwhile slumped to their lowest league finish (8th) since 1994/95 and are set to miss out on European football altogether, unless they are triumphant in this fixture.
Arteta can take solace from Arsenal’s phenomenal FA Cup record, making the final on 21 occasions and winning the competition 13 times – more than any other side.
Chelsea aren’t strangers to the FA Cup final either; the Blues will be seeking their 14th FA Cup this weekend, winning seven of their last nine appearances in this final, with the two defeats interestingly coming against the Gunners!
These two sides have met on three occasions across the last 14 months, with the Blues claiming two wins before the Gunners managed to salvage a draw during the last matchup.
Arsenal conceded eight goals across that trip and their defensive frailties have been brought to light in recent Premier League fixtures, frailties which can largely be attributed to ex-Chelsea centre half, David Luiz!
Luiz has been in comical form this season, conceding five penalties, most in PL history!
Alternatively, ex-Arsenal striker, Olivier Giroud has been in scintillating form for the Blues, scoring eight goals from ten starts since usurping Tammy Abraham as Lampard’s first choice striker.
This match promises goals if nothing else, five of the last six matches between this pair has hit Over 2.5 Goals, three of which finished with Over 3.5!
The last Cup contested between the pair saw the Blues run riot, claiming the Europa League Trophy with and empathic 4-1 victory, in which Giroud got the scoring underway.
Blues in regular time $2.10
Over 3.5 $3.20
Giroud 1st Goal Scorer $5
Aubameyang Anytime Goal Scorer $2.38
Chelsea + Giroud Anytime + Both Teams to Score $7.43