Chelsea eye domestic Double; Arsenal want record 13th FA Cup win
Chelsea will try to complete a domestic Double while Arsenal will attempt to win the FA Cup for a record 13th time when the two sides meet in the final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
The eventual top-flight champions have won the FA Cup on 11 occasions, with Chelsea the most recent club to do so in 2010. The last time a team failed to win the Double having reached the final was in 2007, when Chelsea defeated Premier League champions Manchester United.
If Chelsea were to win, they would capture the FA Cup for the eighth time. They have not lost in any of their past four finals, having also won in 2009 and 2012, with Arsenal the last team to beat them in the final in 2002.
Regardless of the result on Saturday, the FA Cup will have been won by either Arsenal or Chelsea in seven of the past 11 years. Arsenal won in both 2014 and 2015, and another victory would give Arsene Wenger his seventh FA Cup, surpassing Aston Villa's George Ramsay.
Arsenal, who completed the Double in 2002, have not lost in the final since 2001 -- a run of five successful appearances. They are playing in the final for the 20th time, with Chelsea making their 12th appearance.
The only Chelsea player still with the club who participated in their last FA Cup final appearance in 2012 is defender John Terry, who will depart after 22 years this summer. Terry, who has won the FA Cup five times, could win his 16th major title with Chelsea should they win on Saturday.
Theo Walcott, who has five goals for Arsenal, is the top-scoring player remaining in the competition. Pedro has scored four times for Chelsea in the FA Cup this season.
The two sides each won their home Premier League fixtures, with Arsenal winning 3-0 on Sept. 24 and Chelsea claiming a 3-1 victory on Feb. 4. Chelsea have won eight of their past 13 meetings with Arsenal with only two losses -- although one was the FA Community Shield at Wembley in 2015.
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