Chelsea meets Everton for the first time in FA Cup final

May 29th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Chelsea London, May 29 (Xinhua) Chelsea has won four of their eight FA Cup finals and Everton five of their 12. The two are now getting ready to meet for the first time in the final Saturday.
Chelsea last won the FA Cup two years ago when they beat Manchester United by a solitary goal and curiously Everton, too, beat Manchester United in their last final way back in 1995, also 1-0.

Everton first won the Cup in 1906 beating Newcastle 1-0 after losing their first two finals, against Wolverhampton 0-1 in 1893 and to Aston Villa 2-3 in 1897.

Chelsea had to wait till 1970 for their first win, beating Leeds United 2-1 after extra time of a replay, having lost the earlier two finals against Sheffield United 0-3 in 1915 and against Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 in 1967.

The record of the two teams in the finals:

Chelsea:

2007 vs Manchester United, won 1-0 after extra time

2002 vs Arsenal, lost 0-2

2000 vs Aston Villa, won 1-0

1997 vs Middlesbrough, won 2-0

1994 vs Manchester United, lost 0-4

1970 vs Leeds United, drew 2-2 after extra time, replay won 2-1 after extra time

1967 vs Tottenham, lost 1-2

1915 vs Sheffield United, lost 0-3

Everton:

1995 vs Manchester United, won 1-0

1989 vs Liverpool, lost 2-3 after extra time

1986 vs Liverpool, lost 1-3

1985 vs Manchester United, lost 0-1 after extra time

1984 vs Watford, won 2-0

1968 vs West Bromwich Albion, lost 0-1 after extra time

1966 vs Sheffield Wednesday, won 3-2

1933 vs Manchester City, won 3-0

1907 vs Sheffield Wednesday, lost 1-2

1906 vs Newcastle, won 1-0

1897 vs Aston Villa, lost 2-3

1893 vs Wolverhampton, lost 0-1

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