No. Name
  23 Carlo Cudicini
  13 William Gallas
  14 Graeme Le Saux
  15 Mario Melchiot
  26 John Terry   OG25' 79'
  12 Mario Stanic  17'
  34' 30  Jesper Gronkjaer
  17 Emmanuel Petit
  58' 22  Eidur Gudjohnsen
  20 Jody Morris
  45' 11  Boudewijn Zenden
  8 Frank Lampard
  25 Gianfranco Zola
  9 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
  1 Ed de Goey
  6 Marcel Desailly
  • KO
    • Kickoff
  • 17
    • Mario Stanic Yellow Card
  • 25
    • John Terry (OG)
  • 31
    • Pascal Cygan Yellow Card
  • 34
    • Sylvain Wiltord Goal
  • 34
    • On: Jesper Gronkjaer | Off: Mario Stanic
  • HT
    • Halftime
  • 45
    • On: Boudewijn Zenden | Off: Jody Morris
  • 58
    • On: Eidur Gudjohnsen | Off: Emmanuel Petit
  • 66
    • Pascal Cygan Red Card
  • 67
    • On: Giovanni Van Bronckhorst | Off: Francis Jeffers
  • 74
    • On: Freddie Ljungberg | Off: Robert Pires
  • 74
    • On: Thierry Henry | Off: Sylvain Wiltord
  • 79
    • John Terry Goal
  • 81
    • Lauren Yellow Card
  • 82
    • Lauren Goal
  • FT
    • End Regular Time
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Match Commentary

93' Another gutsy display from the holders to go with Sunday's win over Everton. A repeat of last year's Double very much still on
93' And that's that. The Gunners go through to a semi-final against Sheffield United. 3-1 the final score
92' Great double save from Taylor - first a parry from Hasselbaink's drive before a point-blank block to deny Gudjohnsen with the follow-up
91' Toure crowds Zola out as the Italian looks for a sight of goal
90' Three minutes to be added
90' Into the last-minute and Gudjohnsen loses out as he tries to skip in from the left flank. Arsenal break though Edu but little support upfield.
89' Vieira and Edu block as Gronkjaer cuts in from the right to hit left-footed
88' The Gunners break forward where Henry wins a corner. Played back to Edu but Chelsea close in quickly
87' Played short again. Arsenal half clear but Zola can cross for Gallas to head straight across the six-yard box from the far post
86' Hasselbaink takes aim from the corner of the box. Blocked by Lauren for a corner
85' The Icelander almost makes amends by finding space to shoot after Gronkjaer's run down the right. Taylor gets down to save well though
84' Gudjohnsen is wild with a free header after Lampard's lofted ball into the box
83' Sloppy, sloppy stuff from Chelsea at the back - just as Terry had restored hope with that header
82' Parlour waits for support on the right. It's Lauren driving forward, cutting inside Zenden and hammering left-footed past Cudicini at the near post. 3-1!
80' Gallas looked suspiciously offside there - but no matter for the Blues and their jubilant supporters. Now Lauren is yellow-carded for time-wasting with a throw
79' Played short for Zola. Hasselbaink comes inside to cross and Terry stoops to head past Taylor as Arsenal pull out looking for offside. It's 2-1
78' Pinball in the Arsenal six-yard box as Van Bronckhorst fails to deal with a high ball. Off Campbell and out for a corner
77' Gudjohnsen fails to control after Zola's sublime ball over the top catches Campbell and Cygan out of position. Taylor collects gratefully
76' Campbell uses his considerable bulk to muscle Lampard out as the Chelsea man bursts into the box
74' Double change for Arsenal as Henry and Ljungberg replace Wiltord and Pires. Not a bad pair to bring on...
73' Arsenal, in ten-man mode, sit back as Chelsea probe left and right. Van Bronckhorst blocks a Gronkjaer cross
70' Hasselbaink hacks down Van Bronckhorst as the Arsenal sub tries to shield the ball out of play for a goalkick. Freekick to the Gunners and more time off the clock
69' Misunderstanding between Taylor and Campbell as the England centre-half clears behind. But Arsenal can head the corner clear from the near post
68' Looks like Toure is moving into midfield as Van Bronckhorst settles in
67' Van Bronckhorst is on immediately as Jeffers is sacrificed. Zenden hits the freekick, but again well off target
66' Edu's poor ball puts Cygan in trouble. Hasselbaink bursts past only to be hauled down... it's a second yellow card for Cygan.
65' Zenden takes aim from long range. It's in Row Z
64' Zola pokes one through for Gudjohnsen on the inside left. He puts it past Taylor, but the offside flag is up. Very, very harsh
64' Hasselabink, with back to goal, looks to lay-off for Gudjohnsen, but the substitute runs the wrong way
63' Now it's Taylor's turn to hoof it away after Lauren's backpass. Arsenal trying to take the sting out of this game - to some degree of success at the moment
62' Cudicini has to nudge the ball away from the onrushing Wiltord. Melchiot brings it clear
61' Parlour's driven cross is too strong for everyone as Arsenal break again
60' Jeffers caught offside as Pires breaks through the middle
59' Here comes Gudjohnsen - it's Petit being replaced as Ranieri makes his final change. Gung-ho time for Chelsea
58' Melchiot receives the throw-in, finding room to cross but only Zola is there. Parlour can head clear
57' Cygan thunders across to halt another Gronkjaer raid
56' Arsenal play a bit of keep-ball to the delight of their raucous travelling support
55' Taylor rushes out to collect at Zola's feet. But his quick throw puts Parlour under pressure and the Gunners have to hurry it clear. Feverish stuff
54' Campbell gets the first head to the freekick before Arsenal break. Vieira the driving force upfield before Pires and Gronkjaer clash after a freekick against the French winger. Handbags but not much more
53' Toure escapes without a booking after bringing Petit down wide out
52' Zola threads a ball down the inside right for Hasselbaink, but Cygan's across to intervene before he trips under the former Leeds forward's challenge
51' Taylor scoops up a low shot from Lampard. Arsenal under the cosh
50' The Dutch striker takes aim, winning a corner off Cygan. Chelsea play it short but the cross is too long for Melchiot
49' Campbell's strong header clears the danger as Hasselbaink rises for Le Saux's ball.
48' Hasselbaink takes aim from 25 yards - a powerful strike but rising high and wide
47' Taylor's up to punch the corner but Chelsea keep up the pressure
47' Arsenal half clear allowing Petit to make an acrobatic strike - shovelled wide by keeper Taylor
47' Gronkjaer takes on Toure, unfamiliar at left back - Chelsea freekick wide out
46' Zenden replaces Morris for Ranieri's second change as Arsenal, unchanged, restart the game
45' And that's it for a rough-and-tumble opening half, in which a makeshift Arsenal have still shown their quality on the break. 2-0 it is
45' Toure stays deep as the rest of Arsenal's back four pull out, allowing Gronkjaer to swing at goal, but luckily for the visitors it's scuffed wide
45' Two minutes to be added
44' Now Petit overhits after Chelsea win a corner on the right
43' Ref Elleray brings Petit and Jeffers together for cool-it talks after the Arsenal man reacts angrily to a full-blooded challenge from the Frenhcman. It's boiling point at the Bridge!
42' Apologies for the break... a few gremlins in the machinery tonight
35' Pires launches long after Jeffers tidies up following good defensive work from Edu, the Brazilian cutting out two crosses...
35' On comes Gronkjaer to replace Stanic as Ranieri looks for a reshuffle
34' Vieira surges through midfield, almost unopposed with runners left and right... the Frenchman picks out Wiltord who drills in an emphatic right-footer for the second goal. 2-0 Arsenal
33' Hasselbaink's wild ball across field wastes a good Chelsea counter, sparked by Zola
32' Terry blocks as Wiltord swings right-footed after Toure's ball inside from the left wing
31' Cygan returns the favour on Hasselbaink at the other end - and he is booked on this occasion
30' Pires takes on Stanic - no contest but the Arsenal man is hauled back. No second yellow card though.
29' Le Saux's curling corner is overhit and Cygan can watch it roll out on the far side
28' Hasselbaink smacks it from 25 yards and Taylor palms over brilliantly as the ball deflects off Pires' head
27' Freekick against Parlour as Lampard threatens to burst through the middle
26' Vieira's back in his own area now, cutting out a low Zola cross
25' Tough on the Chelsea defender but the Blues were badly exposed on the break there
24' Little matter as Arsenal surge forward through Wiltord, who feeds Vieira overlapping on the right. A thunderous low cross-shot from the Arsenal captain and it's past Cudicini off the boot of Terry. 1-0 Arsenal!
23' Edu stops running as Pires' neat ball runs into empty space. Curious and wasteful
22' From the throw, Toure's header drops for Gallas to swing. A ricochet before Lampard is able to control and strike, bringing the first real save from either keeper - the Arsenal man Taylor gathering low to his left at the second attempt
21' Cygan gets across to prevent Hasselbaink latching onto Lampard's ball over the top.
20' Terry clears Wiltord's cross after strong running from Pires down the the Arsenal left
19' Gallas gallops forward down the inside left, looking for Lampard but Edu is back to intercept
19' Chelsea work the freekick to Stanic, whose long ball almost reaches Le Saux arriving late but Lauren is back to tidy up
18' Edu furious as he is penalised for tripping Zola, who didn't need much to bring him down...
17' Great ball from Le Saux but Stanic miscontrols. Chelsea build from a throw-in but Cygan intervenes - Arsenal break but Stanic goes in studs-up on Wiltord. Yellow card
15' Home appeals for a corner as Parlour arrives to rob Zola near the corner flag. Nothing given and the Gunners play it out under fierce Blues pressure before Jeffers is caught offside with the long ball
13' Freekick to Arsenal and the skipper stays down for treatment which gives his teammate some respite
12' Hasselbaink flicks on after Terry header at the far post. Vieira rises to head clear but Stanic's challenge brings him crashing to the floor
12' Edu stumbles under Melchiot's challenge and Toure is called into emergency action. Chelsea throw which is quickly converted into a corner by another Toure header
11' Parlour bursts in from the right but his final ball is neither a cross nor a shot and Cudicini can watch it drift wide of goal
10' Le Saux hits long for Hasselbaink but keeper Taylor is out to collect. Chelsea making the early running tonight
9' This one's lofted to the far post but Terry can get only minimal contact on the header and the ball rolls out of play. Goalkick
9' Now Lampard arrives in support of Zola again, 35 yards. In crashes Parlour though - freekick
8' Le Saux takes and Hasselbaink fluffs a free header six yards out - straight into the turf before bouncing high and wide. A great chance
7' Zola finds Lampard in the box and Toure is hurried into conceding a corner...
6' Now Edu brings Petit down wide out. Cygan has to concede a throw as the freekick goes long up the Chelsea right
5' Lampard loses out under pressure. Arsenal break through Pires but the Frenchman's ball forward is way too strong for Jeffers
4' Petit crashes in on his old mate Vieira. Arsenal freekick in midfield but the Blues are soon back in possession
3' A tremendous racket ringing around the Bridge tonight... Melchiot halts Toure surge down the Arsenal left before Cudicini hoofs clear
2' Morris drives the ball into the box but Cygan intervenes and Edu can bring it away
2' This one's into the box where Parlour swivels to hook the ball clear
1' As Chelsea force a succession of throws down their right...
1' Edu cuts out Mechiot's attempted long ball
1' Everyone's favourite referee David Elleray blows and it's game on at Stamford Bridge
- Gilberto Silva is dropped as Henry, Bergkamp, van Bronckhorst and Ljungberg all sit on the bench for Arsenal. Chelsea go with a back three of Gallas, Melchiot and Terry with five in midfield. Click on 'Match Stats' for the full line-ups
- It's a battle royal at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea aim to end Arsenal's hopes of winning the double for a second consecutive season. Join us for live commentary from 19.45 GMT

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