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Prepare for the FA Cup Final 2018

Heading to Wembley to watch Manchester United take on Chelsea? Here’s how to make the most of your day whether you’re in red or blue.

by Jon Walker

This Saturday is FA Cup Final day! Join  the millions of fans worldwide in watching the most highly anticipated match of the season. If you’re fortunate enough to be going to the final, here’s how to make the most of your day.

1. Know your facts

Chelsea and Man United have gone head to head at the Cup Final twice before, in 1993/94 and 2006/7.

The 2006/7 final was the 126th FA Cup Final and the first to be played at the new Wembley Stadium. Chelsea won 1-0 thanks to an extra time goal from Didier Drogba. The attendance 89,826, was the largest for an FA Cup Final since Wimbledon’s 1–0 win over Liverpool 1988.

Chelsea became only the third club to complete the domestic cup double – Arsenal had done it in 1993 and Liverpool in 2001.

The 1994 FA Cup Final was the 49th FA Cup final to be held since the Second World War, with Manchester United winning 4-0 thanks to two goals from Eric Cantona, Mark Hughes and Brian McClair.

This was Manchester United’s eighth success in the competition, matching the then record set by Tottenham Hotspur three years earlier.

2. Get your kit on

The FA Cup Final is a great excuse to wear your favourite football shirt with pride. However, should you wear the current season’s offering or rock a memorable strip from years gone by?

Manchester United supporters might opt to dig out this infamous jersey from the 1995/96 season:
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If you are supporting Chelsea, why not throw on this classic strip?

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3. Book your parking

If you’re driving to the match, you have two options.

Option 1: Spend an indefinite length of time, driving around looking for a space.

Option 2: Save money and time by pre-booking your parking before the day. Ditch the car for the stadium and soak up the pre-match atmosphere.

You can book your space in the official Wembley car park here. Alternatively, you could use a service like Just Park to rent someone’s driveway for the day.

4. Sort your playlist

According to Google, the drive from Manchester to Wembley  will take you over four hours, compared to just 40 minutes from Chelsea. Wherever you’re travelling from, having the right playlist can transform your journey from tolerable (at best), to actually enjoyable, and get you in the mood.

We’ve made our own FA Cup Final playlist compiled of football songs, pre-match jams and tunes you’ll recognise from your favourite games like Fifa and Pro Evolution Soccer.

5. Share the driving with Veygo

Driving a long way can be tiring, especially if you are the only driver. Don’t let your mates take you for a ride any more. With Temporary Car Insurance your friends and family can get insured on your car from one hour to 30 days. Now you can share the driving, and the responsibility.

Trying to cram four mates in your ’08 Corsa is less than ideal.  Luckily, with Car Sharing Insurance you can borrow someone else’s car if yours isn’t quite up to a long drive! The owner doesn’t even have to worry because the driver is always fully insured with Veygo.

Jon Walker

Hi I'm Jon, I'm the Digital Campaign Manager at Veygo. I passed my test over 15 years ago. These days most of my time spent in the car involves a sing a long to Disney's hits thanks to my daughter, but I do still enjoy road trips with friends when I get the chance!

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