No. Name
  1 David Seaman
  23 Sol Campbell
  3 Ashley Cole
  6 Tony Adams
  12 Lauren
  15 Ray Parlour  70'
  4 Patrick Vieira  27'
  8 Freddie Ljungberg  80'
  10 Dennis Bergkamp
  72' 17  Edu
  11 Sylvain Wiltord
  90' 5  Martin Keown
  14 Thierry Henry  76'
  81' 25  Nwankwo Kanu
  24 Richard Wright
  2 Lee Dixon
  • 2
    • Graeme Le Saux Yellow Card
  • 27
    • Patrick Vieira Yellow Card
  • 45
    • On: John Terry | Off: Celestine Babayaro
  • HT
    • Halftime
  • 68
    • On: Gianfranco Zola | Off: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
  • 70
    • Ray Parlour Goal
  • 72
    • On: Edu | Off: Dennis Bergkamp
  • 76
    • On: Boudewijn Zenden | Off: Mario Melchiot
  • 76
    • John Terry Yellow Card
  • 76
    • Thierry Henry Yellow Card
  • 80
    • Freddie Ljungberg Goal
  • 81
    • On: Nwankwo Kanu | Off: Thierry Henry
  • 90
    • On: Martin Keown | Off: Sylvain Wiltord
  • 90
    • Eidur Gudjohnsen Yellow Card
  • FT
    • End Regular Time
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Match Commentary

90' Great goals by Parlour and Ljungberg - and a wonderful moment for the Highbury club
90' Vieira has the ball - and the final whistle goes! Arsenal have put last year's heartbreak behind them to win the FA Cup, and now stand on the brink of another double
90' Frustration boils over for Chelsea's Gudjohnsen, who hacks down Parlour and gets a yellow card for his troubles
90' Chelsea win a free-kick as Keown comes on for Wiltord. Both get a great ovation from Arsenal's supporters
90' The Gunners fans are in full voice, and manager Wenger looks set to bring Martin Keown on for the dying seconds
90' Three minutes of stoppage time to be played...
90' We're into the final minute: Desailly is on the ball, but Kanu gets there and wins a throw-in for his side
89' No - Zenden gets it clear, but goalscorer Parlour comes snapping in to make sure the Blues can't create any danger
88' Kanu wins a corner for the Gunners - can they crown what will surely be victory with a late third?
87' That looks beyond them as Zenden fails to keep the ball in and watches it drift away for an Arsenal goal-kick
86' Substitute Zenden wants to keep things going - he wins another throw, but the minutes are ticking away and Chelsea need to do something exceptional
85' It's crossed in and cleared as far as Lampard who shoots - wide
84' Lauren does well to stop Gudjohnsen as he looks to cross, but Chelsea keep the ball...
83' Maybe not - Gudjohnsen shoots and Seaman holds on at his far post
83' Desailly comes charging forward in an effort to galvanise his side, but they look a spent force now
82' Chelsea have a throw near the Gunners area - they can't make anything of it and have under ten minutes in which to mount an improbable rescue act
81' A change for Arsenal - Kanu is coming on and Thierry Henry makes way
80' The Gunners, however, do score seconds later - Ljungberg beats Terry to the ball and, from the corner of the area, curls home a magnificent shot. It's 2-0!
79' Cole bursts through for Arsenal - he's crowded out and Henry smashes in a shot which Cudicini stops superbly. Parlour, on the follow-up, can only steer the ball high and wide
78' Meanwhile, his side have looked shell-shocked since that goal went in and have failed to muster any sort of cohesive move since
77' Melchiot goes off and Boudewijn Zenden comes on as Claudio Ranieri looks to add some more pace for the closing stages
76' Thierry Henry and Chelsea's John Terry are booked after a brief flare-up
75' Arsenal enjoying a spell of possession inside the Chelsea half: can they get the second goal that would surely put it beyond doubt?
74' ...and from it, he wins a free-kick midway inside the Chelsea half
73' Ljungberg chases down the left - he wins a throw...
72' Gudjohnsen looks to be through after a Zola touch: until, that is, the offside flag stops him in his tracks
71' Bergkamp is coming off and Edu comes on. Arsenal have just under 20 minutes separating them from victory and the first part of a possible double
71' Cudicini couldn't keep it out - a truly great finish, but Chelsea will feel it's come against the run of play
70' But it's the Gunners who take the lead in stunning style as Parlour runs from just inside the Chelsea half and curls home a stunning shot. 1-0 to the Arsenal!
69' Arsenal try to craft an attack, but their short passing game just isn't working under Chelsea pressure
68' He is - and it's Hasselbaink, an injury doubt before this game, who makes way for him
67' Chelsea look to be preparing for a change, and Gianfranco Zola could soon be into the action
66' Lampard's in well in midfield, and Gronkjaer's cross brings a Vieira clearance. Chelsea in the ascendancy here
65' ...the move frees Wiltord inside the area, but he slashes his shot wide of the mark. A good chance goes begging
64' Petit finds Gronkjaer again - Vieira tidies up well and Bergkamp leads a break...
63' The flag-kick leads to a mad scramble, but in the end the referee blows his whistle for a free-kick to Arsenal
62' Hasselbaink has a chance after Gronkjaer puts in more good work: Seaman fumbles the half-hit shot behind for a corner
61' Gronkjaer swings in another quick cross - Seaman makes it to this one and holds on well
60' Le Saux hits a shot over the top after good work by Gronkjaer - this is much better fare now
59' It comes to nothing, but Arsenal's attempt to break away founders on a rare poor touch by Bergkamp
58' Gudjohnsen, freed by Hasselbaink, fires in a dipping long-range curler - Seaman makes a superb stop to tip it over the top. Corner...
57' Again, the delivery is disappointing - and in the end Henry trips over the ball as he tries to retrieve the situation
56' Arsenal on the burst again with Ljungberg, Henry and Wiltord all involved in some sweeping passing. The end result is another corner...
55' It's a bad one, easily cleared by Petit
54' Arsenal get a free-kick for shirt-pulling by Terry: Ljungberg takes it on and wins a corner for the Gunners
54' The Blues, though, fail to make the most of another crossing position and it's a goal-kick to Wenger's men
53' Throw to Chelsea - Arsenal, all of a sudden, are struggling to string any passing together
52' Then Hasselbaink nearly gets through: he'll settle for another corner...
51' Melchiot crosses low - and disappointingly. Arsenal clear their lines comfortably enough
51' Most of the best football in the opening stages of this half is coming from the Stamford Bridge team
50' Lampard crosses low, and Arsenal are forced to hurry their clearance with Blues players closing in on the edge of the area
49' Hasselbaink's in the picture again, hitting a bobbling long-ranger which poses no real dilemmas for Arsenal's number one
48' Hasselbaink plays it in, and Seaman takes a commanding catch
47' Brighter already, and another demonstration of Henry's skill and control. At the other end, Gudjohnsen does well to force a corner...
47' Then Henry gets into the area, chasing a Vieira pass. He jinks away from his defender, but Cudicini makes a fine save from the low shot
46' Henry chases an early pass forward and Terry, brought into the fray at half time, deals with it well
45' Arsenal get us under way in the second half - can it get better than it was before the break?
45' Chelsea will make a change, bringing John Terry on for Celestine Babayaro
45' Lauren fires in a late cross - it's cleared, but that's also the cue for the half-time whistle. 0-0 and low key
45' There will be one minute of added time - that's quite enough, thanks
44' Time rapidly running out in what has been a low-key first half. Gudjohnsen looks to have a chance to break through until a questionable offside flag denies him
43' Gronkjaer crosses low but behind the waiting Hasselbaink, and Chelsea fail to make the most of a good position
42' Arsenal passing well - Wiltord involved - but it's going nowhere in particular. Campbell shoots from all of 35 yards, and it's waywardly wide of the mark
41' All it brings is a Chelsea free-kick as Adams is adjudged to have pushed his marker
40' At the other end, Bergkamp's on the prowl - he frees Lauren, whose cross deflects behind for a corner
39' Hasselbaink tries to get on the end of a Le Saux cross, but he's penalised for pushing
38' Excellent movement from Lauren - and he was so close to making the breakthrough
37' Then Arsenal produce the best chance of the lot - Wiltord crosses to Lauren, whose seven-yard header is only fractionally over the bar
36' Campbell intercepts as Hasselbaink looks for Gudjohnsen again - Chelsea the more purposeful side just at the moment
35' Great play from Gudjohnsen, who strides purposefully forward from his own half and runs on to a cross from Le Saux. The effort is half-hit, however, and poses no problems for David Seaman
34' They make little of it, and Henry pressures Desailly as the Blues carry the ball back towards their own area
34' From it, they keep possession well until Ljungberg challenges Melchiot on the right and it's another free-kick
33' Gudjohnsen's fouled in midfield: another free-kick to Claudio Ranieri's Chelsea
32' Lampard crosses, but it's an aimless ball in and offers no threat
31' Story of the first half in many ways - some promising attacking positions have come to nothing
30' Le Saux swings it in and Arsenal get that one clear
30' Nice play by Lampard gives Gronkjaer a crossing chance - he wins a free-kick for an obstruction by Cole. This could be dangerous...
29' Wiltord makes a fine run down the right - he gives himself the chance to cross and wastes it by overhitting the ball
28' Then Ashley Cole crosses for the Gunners - and an unchallenged Carlo Cudicini collects for the Blues
27' Another Arsenal attack comes to nothing amid more strong defending from Chelsea
26' Can Arsenal change that from a free-kick on the halfway line? Petit robs them, and Vieira clatters Gudjohnsen as Chelsea try to break. The Gunners man is booked
25' More midfield scrapping, much of it aimless. It's been a disappointing game so far, without question
25' Goal-kick to Chelsea - misplaced passing by Arsenal gifted the ball to the west London side
24' Cole tussles with Melchiot on the left, and the Chelsea player wins out as the ball trickles over the touchline
23' Then Hasselbaink tries to race through and Sol Campbell produces a well-timed challenge to halt him
22' Good chance for Bergkamp - Vieira crosses and Bergkamp loops a header past Cudicini but just wide of the post
21' Then Henry breaks through at the other end, and his low cross is dealt with by Desailly
21' Petit nicks the ball in midfield and tries to float it through - that's far too long for Hasselbaink and easy for keeper Seaman
20' Bergkamp had provided the pass... at the other end, Cole blocks well as Gronkjaer threatens down the right
19' An offside flag thwarts Ljungberg, who for a second looks to be clean through on goal
18' Good play from the Blues, who are beginning to string some decent passing together
17' Another one - Lampard taking advantage of slack play from the Gunners and firing goalwards. Seaman, again, is in the right place
17' At the other end, it's a shot(!). Le Saux, from distance, is the man responsible, but Seaman gets down to the ball well
16' Parlour holds the ball well inside his own half. He turns, looks up - and produces an appalling forward pass to absolutely nobody at all
15' Ljungberg crosses, and a couple of deflections have Chelsea worried before the ball is finally scraped clear
15' ...Arsenal's most promising moment yet, in a game which hasn't exactly been full of them so far
14' Arsenal on the ball - Henry gets into the area and pulls the ball back for Wiltord. Desailly blocks the 16-yard shot...
13' Gudjohnsen is penalised for a foul on Adams as the pair tussle for a long pass forward
12' Lampard's getting a few touches in midfield: Wiltord, though, is in the right place to stop Le Saux motoring down the left
12' The first sign of a threat there from Chelsea's much-vaunted strike partnership
11' Hasselbaink floats a pass towards Gudjohnsen, but David Seaman is there first for the Gunners
10' Approval from the Chelsea fans behind the goal, who didn't think it should have been a corner in the first place
10' Henry to take this - Adams challenges and the whistle goes for a foul on Melchiot
9' Good strength by Ljungberg gives Wiltord the chance to take the ball down the left and win the game's first corner
8' Lampard inside the Arsenal half - he's crowded out and Henry takes it on before being well challenged
7' Cole runs into the area, but he's offside as Henry attempts to play the ball through. No real shape to the game as yet
6' Chelsea on the ball - they give it away and Babayaro rescues them with a challenge on Wiltord
5' Henry tries to take the ball wide, but overruns it and Chelsea have a throw inside their own half
4' Arsenal get the ball forward, but Melchiot is calm. Gronkjaer takes it on and crosses, but Adams is there and clears coolly
3' He's back on his feet - and looks furious about that challenge
3' Arsenal have the free-kick, deep inside their own half. Lauren's getting treatment after that strong challenge
2' A touch for Hasselbaink - an injury doubt before the game - and then Le Saux fouls Lauren and picks up a very early yellow card
1' The Gunners have an early throw, but they can't make anything of it as Bergkamp and Henry try to get into dangerous territory
- We're under way - Chelsea are on the ball but Ljungberg is harrying them straight away
- Kick-off a matter of minutes away - and we'll be following every kick here
- Past FA Cup hero Roberto Di Matteo - his career cut short by injury - leads Chelsea onto the pitch, while Gunners boss Arsene Wenger fronts his team
- The players are making their way onto the pitch - the atmosphere, on a glorious day in Cardiff, is superb
- Part One of Arsenal's Double? Chelsea will have something to say about that. Join us for all the Cardiff action - kicking off at 15.00 BST