Mikel Arteta aiming to seal place in Europe as Frank Lampard bids to win his first piece of silverware as a manager in Wembley showdown between old rivals.
90+13 min: Xhaka wastes some time by taking the ball to the corner. Arsenal can sense victory now. Kolasinac replaces Tierney for the final few seconds.
GOAL! Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea (Aubameyang) 67 min
46 min: Chance! Pulisic bursts through the middle and drives into the box, leaving Luiz and co. trailing in his wake. He tries to play his finish into the far corner but guides it just wide.
Arsenal get the second half underway. As things stand, it’s in the balance.
The first half comes to a close. Chelsea started the better of the two sides but Arsenal have grown in confidence and ended the half well on top. A Pulisic goal and an Aubameyang penalty means the scores are level, and it’s set up to be a really intriguing second half.
45+1 min: There’ll be five minutes of added time.
45 min: Lacazette strikes the free kick and it flashes wide of the far post.
44 min: Chelsea can’t get out of their own half. Pepe, who’s growing more and more influential, weaves his way towards the edge of the box and draws a foul from Christensen. It’ll be a free kick in a very dangerous position.
42 min: Arsenal are getting closer and closer, ramping up the pressure. This time a corner drops in the box and the ball is played into the feet of Pepe. His finish is blocked, crucially, by Christensen.
41 min: Again, Pepe crosses from the right, curling a ball towards the back post with his left foot. Maintland-Niles is there to meet it behind a flailing Caballero. His header deflects behind for a corner.
40 min: Arsenal are just probing, menacingly, without creating a clear cut chance late in the half. Some questionable Chelsea defending allows Pepe to cross from the right, picking out the head of Aubameyang, who nods it across for Lacazette. He’s beaten to the ball in the air, but Arsenal are asking all the questions as we approach half-time.
38 min: Nearly for Pepe as he links up with Bellerin on the right but can’t quite squeeze a pass through the gap to Lacazette, waiting in the box. This is a very open game at the moment.
36 min: Alonso picks out Mount with a prodded through ball. The youngster looks to work some space to shoot in the box, but he’s held up and instead plays a pass towards the edge of the box. Jorginho is there to hit it, only able to skew an effort over the bar.
35 min: Azpilicueta won’t be able to continue, and he looks distraught. A tough one to take for the Spaniard, who’s replaced by Christensen.
30 min: Giroud is down after an aerial challenge with Luiz. The Frenchman needs some attention from the physios.
29 min: As seems to happen so often now, the drinks break has changed the trajectory of the game. Arsenal have been much better since and are now right back in this final.
GOOOAAAL! Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea (Aubameyang) 28 min
A clinical, emphatically dispatched penalty from Aubameyang, who sends Caballero the wrong way and plants his finish into the bottom right corner.
27 min: A quick VAR check confirms that Aubameyang was fouled just inside the area. No prizes for guessing who’ll take it…
26 min: Penalty for Arsenal! Aubameyang latches onto a ball over the top and is pulled down as he breaks into the box by Azpilicueta. The Chelsea man goes into the book, and the Gunners have a big chance to level.
21 min: Luiz almost sets Aubameyang clear in behind but his pass is poor, curling out of play before the forward can reach it.
Christian Pulisic fires Frank Lampard’s men ahead after just five minutes as he finishes off flowing team move.
A win for Chelsea meanwhile would see Frank Lampard win first trophy as a boss
5min: Wow! Chelsea take the lead! It was a flowing move from Frank Lampard’s men, and Christian Pulisic finished beautifully.
Mason Mount cut a ball across the box for Olivier Giroud after a drive forward from midfield, and the frontman cleverly flicked across to Pulisic.
The American did the rest, cutting beyond the defender and poking home.
Goooallllll! Chelsea on the lead, 1-0
Olivier Giroud was fuming with his team-mate and believed he could have been slotted clear on goal instead. Lightning start to this one.
3min: The first chance has fallen to Arsenal! Ainsley Maitland-Niles did superbly to wriggle his way into a crossing position from a long punt forward, and his delivery was nodded wide by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.