Arsenal v Chelsea FA Cup final line-ups

FA Cup By: Ambrose Udeme | 27/05/2017

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and his opposite number in Saturday's FA Cup final against Arsenal, Arsene Wenger have both named formidable squads for the Wembley showdown.

While Victor Moses keeps his place in the Blues' starting XI, Alex Iwobi who played as a substitute in Arsenal's final league of the season retains his spot on the bench.

For his first FA Cup final, Antonio Conte makes three changes to the side which started last weekend’s final Premier League game against Sunderland, with Gary Cahill, Nemanja Matic and Pedro all restored to the starting line-up.

The three-man defensive unit which has served the Blues so well this season, made up of Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Cahill, is in place once again, while Matic partners N’Golo Kante in midfield.

Diego Costa leads the line for the Blues, with Pedro and Eden Hazard supplying the width.

For his final match as a Chelsea player John Terry is named on a strong bench, which also includes Cesc Fabregas and Willian.

David Ospina, selected ahead of Chelsea legend Petr Cech, starts in goal for Arsenal. With Laurent Koscielny, Gabriel and Shkodran Mustafi all out, Per Mertesacker starts in defence for the first time this season. Danny Welbeck is given the nod over Olivier Giroud to spearhead the Arsenal attack.

Team Sheets

Chelsea XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard

Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Ake, Terry, Fabregas, Willian, Batshuayi

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

Subs: Cech, Elneny, Coquelin, Lucas, Wlacott, Iwobi and Olivier Giroud