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FA Cup final live score, updates from Chelsea vs. Arsenal showdown

The exciting FA Cup final matchup between Chelsea and Arsenal will take place Saturday, but viewers in the United States won’t be able to watch on TV.

As we explained in more depth here, the FA Cup final will be aired on ESPN+ for U.S. viewers. But if you’re a soccer fan looking for updates on the match, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be following the FA Cup final live with updates and highlights below, so you won’t miss any of the action.

The 2019-20 FA Cup first round took place way back in November. In March, the competition was postponed as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Play resumed with the Quarterfinal in June with Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City advancing.

In the Semifinal matchups, Arsenal took care of Manchester City, 2-0, while Chelsea took down Manchester United, 3-1. 

MORE: How to watch FA Cup final live stream in the USA

FA Cup final: Chelsea vs. Arsenal live score, highlights

Current score: Chelsea 1, Arsenal 1

1:40 — A massive blow to Chelsea as Christian Pulisic is done for the day with what looks like a pulled hamstring.

Pedro Rodriguez came in to replace Pulisic. 

This is now the second injury to Chelsea after Azpilicueta exited in the first half. 

1:30 — Second half play has begun.

Halftime recap — The FA Cup final is tied at 1-1 between Chelsea and Arsenal.

Christian Pulisic got things started off early with a historic goal, giving Chelsea a 1-0 lead at the five minute mark. Pepe would later score a tying goal, but it wasn’t counted as an offside negated the goal. Shortly after, however, Chelsea’s Azpilicueta picked up a yellow card, giving Arsenal a penalty kick. Aubameyang took the kick, and made the goal, tying things up. Azpilicueta would get injured, forcing Chelsea into a first-half substition. Christensen replaced Azpilicueta.

1:22 — We’ve now reached halftime.

1:17 — Five minutes of extra time was added.

1:05 — We have a slight break in the action now as Cesar Azpilicueta is down with an injury. 

Chelsea is forced into a first-half substition as Azpilicueta leaves. Replacing him is Andreas Christensen.

Cesar Azpilicueta injury

1:01 — Some fun history regarding the goals scored so far in this one.


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converts the penalty kick and scores in the 30th minute.

12:58 — There’s some action going on now. A yellow card was handed to Cesar Azpilicueta after he took down Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. As a result, a penalty kick was given to Arsenal.

12:57 — Arsenal gets the tying score from Nicolas Pepe … but it doesn’t count. The goal was ruled offside and therefore not a legal goal.

12:48 — Arsenal gets a free kick near Chelsea’s goal, but is unable to take advantage. Dani Ceballos took the kick, but the ball sailed just over the net.


Christian Pulisic gets Chelsea on the board early with a goal within the first five minutes of play. At 4:58 in the game, Pulisic is able to weave his way around the defense in order to get the first goal of the game. Chelsea leads 1-0 over Arsenal.

In addition to giving Chelsea the lead, Pulisic made history. He became the first U.S. international to score in an FA Cup final.

12:30 — And the main event is underway. Christian Pulisic has an opportunity to secure his first major trophy if Chelsea is able to win today.

Noon — We’re a half-hour away from the start of the FA Cup final. Chelsea and Arsenal are both ready for the big game.

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