Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel confirmed after Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Arsenal that Kepa Arrizabalaga will start in goal for the Blues in the FA Cup final.
The Spanish stopper has started in every round of the competition so far and his run looks set to continue at Wembley when Tuchel targets his first piece of silverware since taking over at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel said: “We thought it was a good idea to give him the game before because first of all we trust him and he deserves it. That is the basis that we put him in the line-up.
“He is so close and so good in training that we wanted to give him some minutes and to take both games together. It was an unlucky night for him as well.”