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Chelsea’s Lampard: Willian, Kante available for FA Cup Final

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Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante (right) celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game with Willian during the Premier League match at St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)

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Big, big news for Chelsea, who will get two experienced and electric talents back for Saturday’s FA Cup Final.

N’Golo Kante and Willian are fit and available to be selected for the match against Arsenal, though Frank Lampard says he’ll wait to see if they are able to start.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been added to the injury list and will miss out alongside long-term absentee Billy Gilmour.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was very complimentary of Arsenal counterpart Mikel Arteta, as both sides look to pick up signature wins for their early tenures as managers in London.


“I think he’s done a really good job since he’s been there,” he added. “I know that feeling of trying to lay down messages, keep trying to drill things home, make relationships and see where you want the club to be taken forward. From the outside, I’ve got big respect for the way he’s done his job.”

Kickoff is at 12:30 pm ET Saturday.

Arsenal has won the FA Cup a record 13 times, one more than Manchester United and five more times than its Saturday opponents. Chelsea last won in 2018 while Arsenal won the previous season.