The output location of the two finalists in the English FA Cup could hardly be more different: For Chelsea with the German national soccer players Antonio Ruediger the final this Saturday (18.30 clock in DAZN) is the Chance to Refine a great first year under coach Frank Lampard with the ninth FA Cup trophy. For the local rivals Arsenal with the new Coach Mikel Arteta, it is the last opportunity to save a totally messed up season and qualify for the Europa League.
"In my eyes, a win would be the icing on the cake after this season," says Chelsea defender Rüdiger prior to the Cup final in an interview with the German press Agency. The Premier League season, which was interrupted due to the Corona-crisis for about three months, had ended the 27-Year-old with the Blues on table four. So Chelsea is qualified for the lucrative Champions League.
But to Europe?
"I think we can be satisfied", says Rüdiger, experienced in three years at Stamford Bridge, according to Antonio Conte, and Maurizio Sarri is already the third Coach. The team have made in the first year, Frank Lampard is an important step. "Everything has changed, a lot of young players, a new coach – it was all easy again. It all started back at zero. It was actually quite good, in my opinion.“
When city rivals Arsenal, the situation is quite different. Coach Mikel Arteta had taken over the office until around Christmas. Since the Gunners had already left 34 points. As a table aft of the club, where the 2014 world champion Mesut Özil is no longer stand for weeks in the squad missed, at the end of even the Europa League. With a victory at Wembley on Saturday, a record Cup winner Arsenal, which won the competition 13 Times could be, but the jump to Europe.Updated Date: 01 August 2020, 10:19