On May 19th 2018, Manchester United will take on Chelsea, who are looking to complete an FA Cup double after their women’s team beat Arsenal. Match will start at 4:15 GMT a bit earlier then last year Final when Arsenal defeated premier league champions and this years finalists as well Chelsea.
Match happens to be on the same day as Royal wedding, which is a major event in UK. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are due to be married in at noon, with the Cup final kicking-off later in the afternoon. So football-loving royalists can have their cake and eat it.
Due to timing of the events people who want to see both events will be able to watch both these but attending will not be possible, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, usually attends the final and presents the cup to the winning captain in his role as Football Association president, but will not be this year.
VAR is set to be used in the FA cup final for the first, so it will be a huge deal for the system and spectators who are probably not used to the system so far, so it could be a crucial game for the implementation of the system in english football.
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could play in the FA Cup for the first time this season when Chelsea play Manchester United in Saturday’s final.
Full-back Emerson Palmieri (undisclosed) has joined defenders David Luiz (knee) and Ethan Ampadu (ankle) in being ruled out injured.
Provisional squad: Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Barkley, Morata, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Giroud, Zappacosta, Willian, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Eduardo.
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku needs a late fitness test ahead of the FA Cup final against Chelsea.
The Belgium international faces a race against time to recover from an ankle injury in order to line up against his former club.
Winger Anthony Martial is fit after shaking off a knee problem.
Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Valencia, Darmian, Shaw, Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Jones, Rojo, Bailly, Matic, Pogba, McTominay, Fellaini, Herrera, Mata, Lingard, Martial, Sanchez, Rashford, Lukaku.