Chelsea vs. Manchester United FA Cup Final Preview

Last game of the season and we need to end it with a win!

This season might have been a bummer compared to last season but there is still a chance for Chelsea to end it with a trophy. It is the oldest cup competition in the world and it is the FA Cup. 

It is the last chance for the Chelsea players to give a trophy back to the fans who have supported them through thick and thin this season. The goal of this season was to avoid a ‘Mourinho’ season and we could accomplish that by winning a trophy and finishing fifth as opposed to having finished tenth in that season.

The opposition makes this fixture even more tantalising for Chelsea fans as we come up against Manchester United. Ever since last seasons home win a rivalry has flared up between Conte and Mourinho and while it hit a sour note and became personal to an extent things have settled down for this fixture. United have finished second in the table but the FA Cup is also their last chance for a trophy this season. Mourinho is also under pressure from the fans to deliver exciting football and the fans will expect an attacking performance at Wembley. 

In his pre-match press conference Conte mentioned how the game would be a tough one in which Chelsea will have to perform really well. Conte has also won at least one trophy in his last four seasons and this has been the first season in four years in which he has not won the league title. Conte stated that he had no regrets about this season and that his players gave him a 100% percent and even more than last season. Asked whether this would be his last game for Chelsea Conte replied that it would be his last game for Chelsea for this season. Personally I hope he stays but that is a discussion that should be postponed for after the game. 

United won at home while Chelsea also won at home this season and so this is in many ways a tie breaker for the season. The transfer window has already opened and there could be several changes at all levels for Chelsea Football Club this summer, for now this is this groups last chance to gain silverware for the season and for Conte to end the season with a bang by winning his first cup competition. 

Chelsea Team Preview

Chelsea will be missing Emerson who is injured otherwise there are no concerns. The starting lineup and formation remain closely confided by Conte. 

Man United Team Preview

Lukaku remains a doubt and faces a late fitness test according to Mourinho, although Mourinho can not be trusted and so he could feature in some capacity if not in the starting XI. 

Starting XI Prediction 

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May 19th happens to be a special day in Chelsea history. It is a final we need to win! The team need to end the season with a bang and I have a feeling Chelsea will turn up for this one! CHELSEA FOR THE WIN!!! COME ON YOU BLUES!!!! 

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