Nicholas: Why Chelsea will beat Man Utd in FA Cup final
Nicholas: Why Chelsea will beat Man Utd in FA Cup final
Fabregas and Mourinho
18 May, 2018, 16:56
"You don't want to be on the back of losing two FA Cup finals in a row", Fabregas added.
This is all the more true for Chelseafootball club whose decline has been every bit as rapid as it was expected after a poor transfer window.
After three years at boyhood club Barcelona, following a move from Arsenal where Fabregas spent nearly a decade, he proved a pivotal figure as Chelsea claimed the 2014-15 title, providing a league-leading 18 goal assists. Stay away, Real Madrid.
On paper alone, United have definitely had a good season.
Both sides shared the spoils in the league this season.
"There are many good coaches, but I like to make my assistants".
Chelsea'sCesc Fabregas says he owes Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho a debt of gratitude for handing him a second chance in English football. It remains to be seen whether Marouane Fellaini is fit enough to make the bench on Saturday.
He's enjoyed seven season's at Old Trafford, and has not just become a crucial member of the side but also a senior player who commands a lot of respect from his fellow colleagues.
Danny Drinkwater (calf) and David Luiz (ankle) are sidelined, according to the Evening Standard.
However, the United boss said his record was irrelevant going into the Wembley encounter.
Manager Antonio Conte seems set to leave the club after a season highlighted by acrimony with his employers as Chelsea exited the Champions League in the Round of 16 stage and the League Cup in the semi-finals. He is their best player and on his day he can be unplayable which is no secret.
If United were to win, they would equal Arsenal'srecord of 13 FA Cup finals won.
Chelsea and Manchester will contest for the FA Cup in the final on Saturday. Since that game, I wouldn't say we threw in the towel because we tried to compete until the end, but that is when our possibilities began to decrease. "It hasn't quite gone to plan in the league and other cup competitions but we want to go for the FA Cup and win silverware", McTominay told United's website www.manutd.com.
The pair have been involved in a long-running feud which started last season when Mourinho clashed with Conte after Chelsea's 4-0 win over United at Stamford Bridge and later said the Italian's celebrations were "humiliating".
I can't stress enough how important that will be in a Wembley final when the going gets tough and players have to fight through the fatigue, heat and the pressure of such a big occasion. United could do with a repeat of that on Saturday. Lingard has an FA Cup final winning goal as well as further strikes in the Community Shield and League Cup final on his CV.
Chelsea's Gary Cahill misses out in our combined XI despite being called up by England, as does United's Phil Jones.
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