The first objective of the season is secure. Chelsea have finished in the top four and will be back in the Champions League next season. Job done.
Now, it’s time for the second objective of the season, a trophy. On Saturday, two of the three teams with the most FA Cup trophies in history, and the two teams with the most in the Premier League era, will duke it out for the 2020 edition. It’s a rematch of the 2017 final, which Chelsea lost. Conte’s Chelsea would remedy that situation a year later, while for Arsenal, this is their first trip back to the final since.
Chelsea may be in better form, may have finished well ahead in the Premier League, and did not lose to Arsenal during the season, but such considerations tend not to matter much in one-off finals.
What might matter are the fitness and availability of N’Golo Kanté and Willian, both whom are in a race against time to be fit for Saturday. Willian was only a late scratch last weekend, so he’s probably closer than Kanté, but it’s tough to tell without any concrete information.