FA Cup: Chelsea vs Manchester United: Team news, injuries, possible lineups

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea will on Saturday evening clash with Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

Conte’s men will hope to beat United so as to end the season on a high after finishing on fifth position on the Premier League table and missing out on Champions League qualification.

The Blues head into their second consecutive FA Cup final this evening.

The Stamford Bridge club lost to Arsenal in the last FA Cup final last season.

Conte’s side had been in form until the final week of the season, playing a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town and losing 3-0 to Newcastle United on the final day of the Premier League fixture.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:   It is more special to play Liverpool than Chelsea – Mourinho

Ross Barkley returned from injury in Sunday’s 3-0 defeat at Newcastle United and is available, though he is unlikely to start after a poor performance at St. James’ Park.

David Luiz and Ethan Ampadu remain out due to injuries.

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United head into this clash after ending the Premier League season in second position, 19 points behind Manchester City.

Mourinho has not won the FA Cup since leading his former club, Chelsea to victory over United in 2007.

The Portuguese gaffer faces a fifth meeting with Conte, with both managers holding two wins each and one draw in the past two seasons.

United welcome back striker, Romelu Lukaku from injury with the Belgian international likely to play some part in the FA Cup final, having been on the sidelines since the 2-1 win over Arsenal three weeks ago.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:   Ngolo Kante speaks on his new position at Chelsea

Chelsea potential starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian; Hazard, Giroud.

Manchester potential starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Young; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Lingard, Lukaku, Sanchez.

The kick off time for the match is 5:15pm.

FA Cup final: Conte insists he will leave Chelsea as “a hero”
Politicians use government money to fund elections in Nigeria - Okonjo-Iweala reveals
loading...
Tags:, , ,    

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.