Can FA Cup final go to extra-time or will it go straight to penalties?

CHELSEA take on Leicester TODAY’S FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium and 21,000 fans are set to be present for the event.

Both the Blues and the Foxes have been two of the Premier League’s best teams this season, so fans can expect a tight encounter in south west London later today.


Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea are looking to win another FA Cup[/caption]

That leaves all the room in the world for a draw after 90 minutes of action, meaning a potentially nervy ending to the game for fans of both teams.

Will FA Cup final go to extra-time or penalties?

This season’s FA Cup format has seen a few changes thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

Replays were scrapped in order to put at ease the teams competing under a hectic football schedule.

But extra-time throughout this season’s competition as remained.


Brendan Rodgers will be looking to win his first trophy as Leicester boss[/caption]

So if Chelsea’s final clash with Leicester ends in a draw after 90 minutes of action, both sides will remain on the pitch for at least another 30 minutes.

Penalties, like usual, will only be needed if the game is still drawn after the full 120 minutes.

There hasn’t been an extra-time period played in the FA Cup final since 2016, when Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-1.

And the last time penalties were needed in the FA Cup final was 2006, when Liverpool overcame West Ham after a 3-3 draw.

What channel is the FA Cup final on and can it be live streamed?

  • Chelsea’s showpiece clash with Leicester will be shown live on BBC One, as well as BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Extra.
  • You can live stream the game from the BBC iPlayer app and the BT Sport app, both of which can be downloaded onto a mobile or tablet device.
  • The game is also available for live streaming on your Smart TV.


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