Preview FA Cup: Chelsea vs Manchester United
Chelsea vs Manchester United
Manchester United ends the struggles in the 2017/2018 season and can do it in great style. On Saturday, the Red Devils will face Chelsea in the FA Cup final.
For Manchester United and Chelsea, the match at Wembley is the only chance to finish the current game with the trophy on the account. Who will be the top in the 137th final of the oldest cup competitions in the world? We will meet the answer at Wembley on Saturday evening.
Manchester United finished the league competition in second place and Jose Mourinho may be moderately satisfied with the attitude of his players, despite the large loss of points to Manchester City. In the Old Trafford club, every manager is billed from the cups. The Portuguese in his debut season reached with the Red Devils three trophies (Community Shield, League Cup, Europa League). Ending the next season with empty hands just does not go out.
Chelsea players will also be determined for this match. The Blues have a season in which they not only failed to defend the title of the champion of England won a year ago, but also to finish the league on the position to guarantee the game in the Champions League. English journalists also speculate that the days of Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge are already numbered.
The Portuguese before the last match of this season has a relatively good staffing situation. Recent injuries have been managed by Anthony Martial and Marouane Fellaini. Only Romelu Lukaku's performance is questionable. The Belgian striker rode with the team to London, but the medical staff will assess his health just before the finale. On Friday, Mourinho could not say whether Belgian would appear on the pitch.
In the Chelsea team, Antonio Conte did not want to reveal the cards before the final. The Italian coach only admitted that Emerson is injured and that the first eleven journalists and fans will get to know on Saturday.
Manchester United: De Gea – Young, Smalling, Jones, Valencia – Pogba, Matić, Herrera – Sanchez, Lukaku, Lingard
Chelsea: Courtois – Rudiger, Cahill, Azpilicueta – Alonso, Bakayoko, Kante, Fabregas, Moses – Hazard – Giroud