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Todays coverage is LIVE from Wembley Stadium in north-west London for the 1997 FA Cup Final between Chelsea FC and Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough find themselves in their first FA Cup Final after defeating Chesterfield 3-0 in their semi-final replay. Bryan Robson’s men will be hoping for redemption after falling short in the Coca-Cola Cup Final against Leicester City just one month ago.

The Blues brushed past Wimbledon at Highbury in their FA Cup semi-final affair with Mark Hughes and Gianfranco Zola on the scoresheet. Talisman Mark Hughes will hope to make the thousands of Chelsea fans in attendance leave Wembley happy after netting the third goal for Manchester United in Chelsea’s last FA Cup Final outing.

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CHELSEA FC LINE-UP

30Frode Grodås
2Dan Petrescu
6Steve Clarke
5Frank Leboeuf
20Frank Sinclair
17Scott Minto
11Dennis Wise (c)
16Roberto Di Matteo
24Eddie Newton
10Mark Hughes
25Gianfranco Zola

MIDDLESBROUGH LINE-UP

25Ben Roberts
14Curtis Fleming
5Nigel Pearson (c)
18Gianluca Festa
17Clayton Blackmore
10Juninho
8Robbie Mustoe
6Emerson
20Phil Stamp
11Fabrizio Ravanelli
21Craig Hignett

KICK OFF:

1′ – GOAL FOR CHELSEA: Dennis Wise wins the ball back in the midfield and lays off Roberto Di Matteo who bursts forwards in open space before unleashing a 30 yard swerving strike that smashes in off the crossbar!

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