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FA Cup final: Chelsea v Manchester United

Chelsea and Manchester United meet in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday 19th May 2018. Last year Chelsea lost the FA Cup final 2-1 against Arsenal.

Chelsea are  2.90 to win the game, Man Utd  are 2.75* while a draw 3.20* at bet365 .(Odds are taken from bet365 and are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.T&Cs apply, 18+)

“You have to feel the fire inside of you, the hunger you want to show on the pitch and this is something neither me nor the coach can bring to the players.The fire – you have it or you don’t have it and on Saturday we have to make sure everyone is on top of their game.It’s the first day we are back training since the Newcastle defeat, obviously we need to play much better but I’m 100 per cent sure we don’t even have to say that.But, it’s a final, it’s a big game and I feel that normally in those games you shouldn’t have to motivate players to play football because we do what we love and we always have to do it 120 per cent.It’s a final against United, on a big stage at Wembley, the last game of the season, you just have to go all for it.” said Fabregas.

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater is ruled out with a calf strain, while versatile Brazilian defender David Luiz has a knee injury. While on United side it remains to be seen whether Romelu Lukaku, Marouane Fellaini and Anthony Martial will be fit enough to be involved.

 

SOME KEY STATS

Head to head:

179 Played – United 77 wins, Chelsea 53, Drawn 49

Past 5 meetings:

25 February 2018 (EPL): Man Utd 2-1 Chelsea

5 November 2018 (EPL): Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd

16 April 2017 (EPL): Man Utd 2-0 Chelsea

13 March 2017 (FA Cup): Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd

23 October 2016 (EPL): Chelsea 4-0 Man Utd

 

 

 

FA CUP TROPHY CABINETS

Man Utd

Winners (12): 1908–09, 1947–48, 1962–63, 1976–77, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1989–90, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04, 2015–16

Chelsea

Winners (7): 1969–70, 1996–97, 1999–2000, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12