FA Cup final: Chelsea vs

Charlie Nicholas

SKY SPORTS Charlie Nicholas says Manchester United are only favourites because of Alexis Sanchez's record

United's final game of the season sees them take on Chelsea in Saturday's FA Cup Final at Wembley.

Sportsmail's claims Chelsea are compiling a "dossier" of transfer targets ready for the new manager to give the final say on - whether that's Maurizio Sarri, Luis Enrique or Mauricio Pochettino.

After failing to have lifted a single major trophy over the course of the 2017-18 season, the FA Cup is both Chelsea and United's sole chance of lifting silverware.

The 29-year-old attacker was tipped to join Manchester United in January after failing to make starting lineup in most of the Blues games.

The 20-year-old England global 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. "I played for Arsenal and him at Chelsea".

A win for Manchester United would see them equal Arsenal's current record of 13 FA Cup titles.

This season Conte used the Italian phrase "demenza senile" in relation to the United manager, which translates as senile dementia with Mourinho responding by alluding to Conte's match-fixing suspension at his former club Siena, which he was later acquitted of.

Alexis Sanchez
GETTY Alexis Sanchez has scored seven goals at Wembley

Blues boss Conte will be without injured duo David Luiz and Ethan Ampadu for the final, the Daily Star reports.

Unfortunately for Conte, however, I don't think Chelsea will win and the principle reason for that is the fact that his players know he won't be around next season.

"We have six days to change our approach and desire and will to fight".

He's enjoyed seven season's at Old Trafford, and has not just become a crucial member of the side but also a senior player who commands a lot of respect from his fellow colleagues. "So I hope it will be a good match and, at the end of it, I hope the trophy will be waiting for Chelsea".

It is a shame that this will most probably be the last meeting between Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte in English football as the rivalry between the pair has been simmering away quite nicely over the past few months.

When things are going well, all these things feed into a team's morale and right now, Chelsea are a pale shadow of the united group which won the Premier League under Conte previous year. Chelsea's side are on the left, with United on the right. "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. There is great importance given to the Cup by the fans, the clubs and the players".




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