Details of the Heads Up FA Cup Final at Wembley on Saturday 1 August are finalised

Wednesday 22 Jul 2020
This year's showpiece has been renamed the Heads Up FA Cup Final

We can now confirm the kick-off time for the Heads Up FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea.

The 139th final will take place on Saturday 1 August, kicking-off at 5:30pm BST at Wembley Stadium connected by EE. The game will be broadcast live on both BBC One and BT Sport 1 in the UK.

Both clubs sealed their place in the showpiece game of the season at the weekend, with Arsenal beating current holders Manchester City on Saturday before Chelsea made sure it would be an all-London Final by seeing off Manchester United on Sunday.

It was announced last month that this year’s Final would be dedicated to Heads Up, after the competition’s lead partner Emirates donated their title to the campaign.

Spearheaded by our president HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Heads Up is a partnership between ourselves and Heads Together that harnesses the influence and popularity of football to change the conversation on mental health.

The season-long Heads Up campaign was launched at the FA Community Shield last year, and has been visible across all levels of football in England throughout the course of the 2019-20 season.

It has also been announced that Anthony Taylor and his team will be the referee for this year's Final, with the Cheshire-based official becoming the first person to referee the Final twice since 1901.

Further information around the Final, including details of the traditional pre-match proceedings, will be announced in due course.

By Nicholas Veevers