WEMBLEY is expected to be packed out today as Chelsea take on Manchester United in the Women’s FA Cup final.
Emma Hayes’ side beat Manchester City 3-2 to lift the trophy in last year’s final.
Chelsea will be hoping to make it their third Women’s FA Cup triumph in a row.
This year’s final will be played in front of a sold-out Wembley stadium for the first time.
Last year’s attendance was 49,094, which means over 40,000 more spectators will be at Wembley for this year’s showpiece.
Ella Toone is relishing the ‘special’ moment of running out at Wembley in Manchester United‘s first Women’s FA Cup final appearance.
The forward, 23, will hope for a repeat of the heroics that saw her score in England‘s Euros final triumph against Germany last July.
This afternoon’s historic Cup final against favourites Chelsea comes five years on from United Women’s rebirth.
Toone, who joined the reformed side from Manchester City in 2018, said: “To step out at Wembley for the club you love and support is going to be really special.
“The FA Cup is massive and making the final is something that we’ve wanted for a long time.
“Manchester United is a big club that wants to win trophies.
“I think the ambitions of the team we have now match those of the club – and that is to win trophies.”
Cheslea’s Erin Cuthbert said: “Every game, every trophy means an equal weight to me.
“It was a trophy in front of us that we wanted to win.
“But I think the FA Cup occasion is bigger, having 90,000 fans, that’s insane compared to 27,000 or so at the Conti Cup final.
“And the experience of playing at Wembley is certainly a day to remember, it’s a real spectacle.
“It’s a big occasion and my family always comes down for it. They’ve never missed an FA Cup game and, for me, that’s really special.
“My mum described it one time as one of the best days of her life, so if I can give her that each and every year I’ll be absolutely delighted.
“That’s also my motivation – to get there and give my family a day to remember after how much they’ve given me.
“And it’s a great occasion for women’s football and a trophy we want to win.”
When is the Women’s FA Cup final – Chelsea vs Manchester United?
- The Women’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United will take place on Sunday, May 14 – TODAY.
- Kick off will be at 2:30pm GMT.
- Wembley will play host.
What channel is the Women’s FA Cup final – Chelsea vs Manchester United on?
- The Women’s FA Cup final will be broadcast live on BBC 1.
- Coverage begins at 1:50pm GMT.
- Alternatively, you can keep up to date with all the action by following SunSport’s live blog.
Can the Women’s FA Cup final – Chelsea vs Manchester United be live-streamed for FREE?
- Yes! The Womens FA Cup final can be live-streamed for FREE via the BBC iPlayer, providing you have a valid TV license.
- You can download the BBC iPlayer app for free onto your mobile or tablet device.
- Alternatively, you can watch BBC iPlayer on your laptop or computer via the website.
Chelsea’s Sam Kerr is a doubt after she was withdrawn early on against Everton last weekend.
The Aussie went down with an ankle injury just seven minutes after making it 2-0 to the Blues.
Fran Kirby has been unavailable since February, and the club have recently confirmed she will be missing for a ‘significant period’.
Marc Skinner will be without Maria Thorisdottir who will continue to recover from her long-term foot injury for United.