Women’s FA Cup Final: Kick-off time, how to watch, team news

The Women’s FA Cup Final takes place this weekend between Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley, and we have all the information you need ahead of the match, including the kick-off time.

Both sides are looking for their second trophy of the 2021/22 season. The Blues secured the Women’s Super League title last weekend, whilst Gareth Taylor’s side won the Continental Tyres League Cup back in February, beating Chelsea in the final.

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes is looking to win her fourth Women’s FA Cup. The Blues are the current holders of the trophy, having defeated Arsenal in last season’s final.

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City, meanwhile, are looking to end the season on the perfect note after a poor start to the season. They lost four of their first six Women’s Super League games. However, the Citizens ended the campaign with nine successive WSL wins to clinch third place in the table.

In the semi-finals, Chelsea defeated Arsenal 2-0. City, meanwhile, emerged victorious over West Ham by a 4-1 scoreline. Lauren Hemp starred, netting twice for Gareth Taylor’s side.

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Here is all you need to know about the 2022 Women’s FA Cup Final, including the kick-off time:

What is the kick-off time for the Women’s FA Cup Final?

The 2022 Women’s FA Cup Final kick-off time is 2:30pm UK time on Sunday, May 15.

How can I watch the Women’s FA Cup Final?

BBC will have exclusive, free-to-air coverage of the Women’s FA Cup Final for UK viewers. The game will be broadcast on BBC One, with coverage beginning at 1:50pm. Gabby Logan is the lead presenter.

Viewers will also be able to watch the final via the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer.

Women’s FA Cup Final team news

Chelsea – Emma Hayes gave a significant boost to Chelsea fans on Friday when she confirmed that influential attacker Fran Kirby will be fit for the final.

Kirby is one of the finest talents in world football. The 28-year-old is Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer and was named PFA Player of the Year for 2020/21.

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However, she announced in March that she was taking a break from football indefinitely due to a fatigue issue. Kirby was diagnosed with pericarditis – inflammation of the protective fluid-filled sac around the heart – in November 2019.

Hayes said: “She looked like she hadn’t even been away. She looked that good in training. It was nice to see a smile on her face, and she’s participated in everything. She’s been in training all week, so I’m over the moon, to be honest.”

Manchester City – Gareth Taylor has confirmed that Jess Park and Demi Stokes will be in contention to take on Chelsea after they missed City’s final game of the WSL season through injury and unavailability respectively.

However, Esme Morgan, captain Steph Houghton and Karen Bardsley – who is retiring after the game – are set to miss out.

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