Don’t miss Arsenal Women and Chelsea Ladies battling it out for the silverware
SSE Women’s FA Cup Final, Saturday 5 May, 5.10pm, BBC One/HD (CH 101/108). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer
Book yourself a seat on the sofa, because the biggest domestic match in women’s football – the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final – is ready for kick-off this Saturday at Wembley Stadium!
This year’s showdown is set to be an absolute cracker, as Arsenal Women (who have lifted the trophy more times than any other side) go head to head with double-chasing Chelsea Ladies in front of what could be a record crowd for a Women’s FA Cup Final.
Excited? You should be, with some of the game’s leading talent on show. USA international Heather O’Reilly, winner of three Olympic golds and one World Cup, lines up for Arsenal alongside brilliant young England striker Beth Mead. They’ll come up against Korean star midfielder Ji So-yun, England’s defensive stalwart Millie Bright and, up front, PFA Player of the Year Fran Kirby.
But before all the drama gets under way live on the BBC on Virgin TV, get up to speed with the history of the Women’s FA Cup by checking out these key numbers…
The year of the very first Women’s FA Cup Final, which saw Southampton beat Stewarton Thistle 4-1 at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
The record number of times Arsenal Women have won the competition
The total number of teams that took part in this season’s SSE FA Women’s Cup
The average number of goals scored per match in the competition this season
The average number of goals scored in Women’s FA Cup Finals
Doncaster Belles have won the tournament six times, but they’ve also lost seven finals – more than any other team
Southampton beat QPR by this eye-catching scoreline in the competition’s highest-scoring final in 1978
Arsenal won four consecutive FA Cups from 2006 to 2009. Their 2007 triumph was part of an unprecedented quadruple of League, FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Women’s Champions League
Prize money for the winners of the 2018 FA Women’s Cup
The record attendance for a Women’s FA Cup Final, set in 2017 at Wembley when Manchester City beat Birmingham City 4-1
Children under 16 who are accompanied by an adult can watch this season’s final for free at Wembley
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