BBC and BT Sport schedule for Manchester United vs Chelsea Wembley final
WEMBLEY hosts one of the biggest domestic football matches on Saturday as Chelsea and Manchester United face off for the FA Cup trophy.
The Blues advance to the final for the second year in a row after losing 2-1 to Arsenal last year and face a United side that advance to the final for the first time since winning the trophy for the 12th time in 2016.
Here’s what we can expect from the two TV companies – the bbc and BT Sport – covering the centerpiece of Wembley between Chelsea and Manchester United this year.
Who covers the event?
BT Sport and BBC cover the event live throughout the afternoon.
BT Sport is the host broadcaster this season and they will have 30 match cameras that include Goal Line technology and a helicopter showing the action.
When does BBC coverage start?
GARY LINEKAR will direct coverage of the finale on BBC One from 4 p.m. alongside Alan Shearer, Ian Wright, Ruud Gullit and Phil Neville.
The match will also be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 live, the BBC Sport website and iPlayer.
But the action kicks off at 2:00 pm when Dan Walker presents an hour-long Focus Football from 2:00 pm, followed at 3:00 pm by a special “Mourinho and Manchester, United” interview live from Wembley.
THE FULL BBC FA CUP FINAL PACKAGE
Football Focus – BBC One, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mourinho & Manchester, United – BBC One, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
FA Cup: The Wembley Road – BBC One, 3:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
MOTD Live: preparation for the FA Cup final – BBC One, 4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
MOTD Live: Chelsea v Manchester United, BBC One, 5 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.
Mastermind: John Motson Special, BBC 2, 8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Motty – The Man Behind The Sheepskin, BBC 2, 9:00 p.m. – 10:05 p.m.
Countdown to Full Motty, BBC 2, 10:50 p.m. – 11:25 p.m.
BBC One, MOTD: FA Cup Highlights, 22:50 – 23:25
Elsewhere, England and Arsenal’s Alex Scott lead the BBC’s social media offering, while Mark Chapman presents BBC Radio 5 live with John Murray, Ian Dennis and Robbie Savage as commentators.
Later, Jason Mohammad hosts Match of the Day with plenty of highlights at 10:50 p.m. on BBC One.
What’s going to happen on BT Sport?
BT Sport 2 will launch its live coverage at 4 p.m. with Jake Humphrey leading the coverage, with the build-up being featured on the pitch for the first time.
Prior to the start of game building, they will preview the game with a pre-recorded 30 minute preview.
Their guests in the studio will include Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard and Paul Scholes whose team of commentators consists of Ian Darke, Glenn Hoddle and Steve McManaman.
BT Sport will pay tribute to Ray Wilkins, the former Chelsea midfielder who died in April at the age of 61.
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Pre-match preparation will include talks with Eden Hazard (conducted with ex-Chelsea star Frank Lampard) and Jess Lingard as well as talks with the two managers.