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Michael Taylor 13th May 2010 - 8:20

FA Cup final Opta Facts

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Chelsea v Portsmouth

  • The FA Cup has only ever been retained four times since 1891, and the last three teams to retain it were all from London (Spurs 1962 and 1982 and Arsenal 2003).
  • Chelsea have scored seven goals against Portsmouth in two Premier League games this season.
  • Frank Lampard has netted six goals in his last six games against Portsmouth in all competitions.
  • Pompey have netted just twice in their last eight games with The Blues in all competitions.
  • In their last seven games in all competitions, Portsmouth have lost just twice, keeping three clean sheets.
  • Striker Aruna Dindane has scored three goals in his last two games for Portsmouth.
  • Chelsea have won seven of their last eight matches in all competitions, averaging 4.5 goals per game.
  • Frank Lampard's last nine Chelsea appearances in all competitions have seen him net 11 goals.
  • Chelsea have won their last four FA Cup matches at Wembley.
  • The Pensioners have scored at least twice in their last 11 FA Cup games.
  • Daniel Sturridge has hit four goals in just three appearances in the competition this season.
  • Portsmouth have kept a clean sheet in their last four games at Wembley.
  • Avram Grant's men have won on their last four appearances at Wembley in the FA Cup.
  • Pompey have conceded more than one goal in just one of their last 15 FA Cup games.
  • Portsmouth have become the fifth side to participate in the FA Cup final and be relegated in the same season; after Manchester City in 1926, Leicester in 1969, Brighton in 1983 and Middlesbrough in 1997, all four lost.
  • If Portsmouth win the final, they will become the first side to ever be relegated from the top-flight and win the FA Cup in the same season.
  • If Chelsea win the FA Cup, it will be the first time that they have ever achieved a domestic double (League and FA Cup).
  • Ashley Cole could become the first-ever player to win the FA cup on six different occasions.

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