May 24, 2018

Nicholas: Why Chelsea will beat Man Utd in FA Cup final

18 May 2018, 04:32 | Sandy Nunez

GETTYManchester United star Marcus Rashford admits Chelsea can cause problems in the FA Cup final

Marcus Rashford Manchester United Tottenham FA Cup

Mourinho guided United to a second-place finish in the league this season, his second term in charge, and will be intent on putting one over his old club by adding the FA Cup to last year's League Cup and Europa League title triumphs.

Gary Cahill has been back in favour in recent weeks and Chelsea have looked more solid with him in the middle of defence lately.

Mourinho previously managed Chelsea for five seasons across two stints before joining United in 2016. "We can't just let the FA Cup final pass".

The 20-year-old England worldwide believes a record-equalling 13th FA Cup triumph on Saturday would provide the team with a huge morale boost after they finished a distant second to Manchester City without really mounting a title challenge.

Chelsea also continue to be linked with Aaron Ramsey amid speculation over the Arsenal midfielder's future.

This season Conte said Mourinho was suffering from senile dementia, and the Manchester United boss responding by pointing to Conte's match-fixing suspension at his former club Siena, which he was later acquitted of.

Kante has two Premier League titles on his CV with Chelsea and Leicester but has never won a cup competition.

Marcus Rashford Manchester United Derby FA Cup
GETTYManchester United star Marcus Rashford has scored one goal in four FA Cup appearances this season

"We have to approach the game with the correct mentality".

Willian has been one of Chelsea's most consistent players this season while Pedro will also be pushing for a start but I don't think there is any doubt Eden Hazard will start on Saturday evening.

Chelsea's coach Antonio Conte attends a press conference at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

With the opening of the transfer window creeping closer, the Premier League's top teams are getting read to spend big once more. Midfield colossus Nemanja Matic was allowed to join United for £40million last summer, a move that infuriated Chelsea fans and definitely upset the balance of their team. Nearly certain to depart the club, an FA Cup win may well offer the Italian some solace.

They go into Saturday's game in good spirits with victory over Watford on the final day of the season - courtesy of a Marcus Rashford goal. They have played the Community Shield twice, and these games ended with one win for Manchester United and one draw, although Chelsea won in penalties.

Is De Gea the right player to captain United? "In the end, it's the players who play and if we are not where we want to be it's because other teams have been better than us".

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