So now we know the finalists for the 2022-23 Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final, the overriding question is: will we have a new name on the trophy or will Chelsea continue their recent dominance in the competition?
Here we will attempt to answer your most pressing questions ahead of this year’s Women’s FA Cup Final, including confirming the kick-off time and TV channel where the match will be shown.
Who is in the 2022-23 Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final?
It will come as no surprise to hear that Chelsea will be in this year’s Women’s FA Cup Final. After all, they are set to line up in the Wembley Stadium showpiece for the sixth year out of nine.
The Blues have been unbeatable in the Women’s FA Cup in recent years and will be looking to make it a league-and-FA Cup double for the third year in a row.
But Manchester United will be looking to claim a league-and-cup double of their own, with the Red Devils currently one point ahead of Chelsea at the top of the Barclays Women’s Super League, although the Blues do have a game in hand (as of April 17).
Manchester United only reintroduced its women’s team in 2018, after a 13-year absence, but they secured promotion to the BWSL at the first time of asking.
Now, under head coach Marc Skinner, the Red Devils boost one of the most talented squads in the division, with England internationals Mary Earps, Ella Toone and Alessia Russo among the star names on their roster.
But with five BWSL titles, four Women’s FA Cups and a Champions League runners-up medal in the trophy cabinet, Emma Hayes’ Chelsea have been English football’s most successful club over the last decade.
When is kick-off for the Women’s FA Cup Final?
Chelsea versus Manchester United in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final will take place on Sunday 14 May, with the kick-off time now confirmed as 2.30pm.
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What TV channel is the Women’s FA Cup Final on?
The Women’s FA Cup Final will be shown on BBC 1, on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport online.
You can also follow all the action on the Vitality Women’s FA Cup Twitter and Facebook pages.
What is the prize money for winning the Women’s FA Cup Final?
Both Chelsea and Manchester United have already pocketed £110,000 in prize money since their introduction at the fourth round proper stage.
And the winner of the Women’s FA Cup Final will land a further £100,000 in prize money, with the runners-up receiving a further £50,000.
For supporters with a ticket and attending the game, please see the below travel information...
Travel Disruption - Rail
Supporters attending this year’s Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final should plan their travel to Wembley Stadium carefully.
Significant strike action across the national rail sector is planned to take place the day before the Final on Saturday 13 May.
Some rail services may be disrupted in the wake of this on Sunday 14 May. Chiltern Railways services will not be stopping at Wembley Stadium Station.
For the latest updates on services and trains in operation please visit the National Rail website.
Please plan your journey to Wembley Stadium well in advance.
London Underground Travel
All Tube lines that stop at Wembley stations (Wembley Park & Wembley Central) will be running as normal on Sunday, 14 May. Plan your journey using TfL’s Journey Planner or the TfL Go app, and check before you travel for the latest on how services in London are running.
National Express is the official coach partner for Wembley Stadium, serving over 50 destinations UK-wide. Visit the National Express website for more details on how to book a direct event day coach service.
Stadium Car Parking
Event day parking at Wembley Stadium is limited and must be booked in advance via the Wembley Official Parking website. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Any vehicles which do not pre-book will not be granted access to the stadium car parks. Customers are advised to park via the official car parks only.
Blue badge parking is available for ticketholders with accessibility needs and this can also be booked directly through the Wembley Official Parking website. For any further accessibility requirements, please review Wembley Stadium’s Access Information page, or visit the Guest support portal.
For more information and a full guide for supporters travelling to Wembley click here