There was a lot of talk surrounding Kepa Arrizabalaga’s omission from the starting eleven against Wolves last weekend and the expectation is that Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will overlook him, once again, for the FA Cup final with Willy Caballero keeping his place in goal.
After keeping a clean sheet on Sunday, the back three of Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma and Antonio Rudiger are likely to keep their places, along with wingbacks Reece James and Marcos Alonso.
Lampard has a massive decision to make in central midfield. N’Golo Kante has not played since the game against Watford but he has been back in training this week. There is a possibility that he’ll be risked ahead of Jorginho for the final as it is a one-off game.
Up front, Willian is a major doubt, and it would be a surprise if Brazilian is named in the eleven. The front three of Mason Mount, Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic could be deployed by Lampard.
Chelsea’s Predicted XI To Face Arsenal:
Caballero, James, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger, Alonso, Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Giroud, Pulisic