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View Poll Results: Who will win the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Chelsea Football Club?

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    Who will win the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Chelsea Football Club?

    Lets not depend on who you do or don't support .... Lets have some good analyses


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    Hopefully United. Chelsea don't look the same this season

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    Our match-up against United has been good this season. At Stamford Bridge, our tactic to put Morata and Bakayoko in the box really caused Jones to struggle, and it is likely that he'll play in the final. At Old Trafford, I think the negative mindset (we were unlucky with Morata's goal wrongly being ruled out though) in the second half was our problem.

    In the first half we dominated, Morata missed an easy chance, possession was around the United box for a while and other than a slight foul on Christensen, which led to the goal (he didn't get back up in time to defend against Lukaku) we didn't have any defensive issues. I'm not really scared of United, and I think they're there for the taking. We just need to be positive and not substitute the likes of Hazard or Willian if we take the lead.

    I don't think Mourinho will do as well as last time if he goes for the man marking tactic on Hazard. We can easily play tell Hazard to hug the touchline and stay outwide, or play false 9 with Morata/Giroud to the side, which would force Herrera/McTominay to play RB or CB, which obviously won't happen. It's unlikely he'll do this anyway because at Old Trafford he did not employ this tactic.

    I think our wing-backs will be key. It is a must that we play Emerson and Moses, rather than Alonso and Zappacosta. We're so much more defensively solid with this combination, and it brings us mobility and dribbling ability, while Emerson can put in good crosses and beat a defender 1v1. We need to stop the likes of Sanchez and Lingard, and seeing as Pogba drifts to the LW, our defending on the flanks will be essential to winning the game. United are good defending centrally through the midfield, but Young and Valencia can be liabilities due to their tendency to stay forward and can get caught out, so it's a MUST we pass to the wing-backs more than we did v Southampton (I was at the game, Emerson was free on the left side so many times and barely got any touches, in-fact, last season Moses had half the amount of touches as Walker did, yet played the same minutes).

    Think we should also start Giroud, he's got a ridiculous record in the FA Cup, something like 22 goals and 7 assists in 26 games in the competition. He's been more clinical with his feet than Morata, and has been on great form. We must be clinical too, against a United team managed by Mourinho you will be punished otherwise.

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    Final today!

    Old rivals Chelsea and Manchester United go to war once again with the FA Cup the spoils for the winner. With both sides falling well behind Manchester City in the league and enduring last-16 exits in the UEFA Champions League, Saturday's final represents a chance to end the season on a high, in what is likely Antonio Conte's final game as Blues manager.

    After finishing fifth and missing out on Champions League qualification, the Italian seems destined to bow out at the end of the season, but first faces a fifth meeting with ex-Blues boss Jose Mourinho, with both managers holding two wins each in the past two seasons. Having lost the FA Cup final to a weak Arsenal side last season, Conte has unfinished business with the competition and will look to win the trophy.


    Mourinho, however, has not won the FA Cup since leading Chelsea to victory over United in 2007. With four Carabao Cup triumphs, however, the Portuguese has proven cup pedigree and will be a fierce opponent.

    Here's everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's showpiece:

    Recent Form

    Chelsea had been the Premier League's form team until the final week of the season, getting into a position where a once-futile pursuit for the top four seemed increasingly likely to be successful.

    A 1-1 draw to Huddersfield, however, meant the race was out of their hands going into the final day, and they submitted tamely to Newcastle 3-0 in the last game, fittingly capping off a disappointing defense of the title at Stamford Bridge.

    Man United have generally ended the season well, with losses to Brighton and West Brom not taking away from their brilliant away win at the Etihad Stadium.

    It has overall been a disappointing season however, despite Jose Mourinho delivering the highest finish since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, with a shock Champions League exit to Sevilla and finishing a distant 19 points behind record-setting Man City.

    Team News

    Ross Barkley returned from injury in Sunday's 3-0 defeat at Newcastle and is available, though is unlikely to start after a poor performance at St. James' Park. David Luiz and Ethan Ampadu remain out through injury.

    United welcome back talisman Romelu Lukaku from injury with the Belgian likely to play some part on Saturday, having been on the sidelines since the 2-1 win over Arsenal three weeks ago.


    Potential Chelsea Lineup: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian; Hazard, Giroud.

    Potential Manchester United Lineup: de Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Young; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Lingard, Lukaku, Sanchez.

    Prediction

    With Chelsea still smarting after missing out on Champions League qualification, the final may be United's to lose, with the Red Devils in better form currently than their opponents.

    However, with this likely being Antonio Conte's last match in charge, Chelsea are sure to turn up and fight to try and send him out with silverware, after a torrid season at Stamford Bridge.

    United possess the firepower to cause any team problems, but if the Blues sit back and hit Mourinho's men on the counter, they can expose the weaknesses in the United defense and win the match, with Eden Hazard and Willian primed to capitalize on any mistakes.

    Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Man United

    https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/05/18...rediction-more


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    Manchster United will win imo.

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    Chelsea win 1-0.

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    I was wrong not the best game but the last 30 mins or so was a bit better, we had some chances. Congratulations to Chelsea.


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