Last season, Chelsea lost the FA Cup final against Arsenal. This time around, Antonio Conte will be looking to win the prize by beating Manchester United.
Back in November 2017, Chelsea defeated the Red Devils 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. On the other hand, in February, Mourinho’s men were dominant and defeated the Blues 2-1 at Old Trafford.
As far as Manchester United’s team news is concerned, star striker Romelu Lukaku is expected to be fit to play in the FA Cup final (PhysioRoom). The Belgian striker should line up with Chilean international Alexis Sanchez and English star Jesse Lingard in the attack.
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The likes of Pogba, Herrera and Matic were not part of the starting XI for Man United in the last league fixture against Watford. The trio must return to start in the midfield.
Antonio Valencia should replace Darmian to start in the right back position, while Ashley Young should retain his place in the left back position.
As far as the central defense is concerned, Jones ans Smalling should replace Bailly and Rojo to start in front of Spanish goalie David De Gea, who will most likely return to the starting XI in place of Sergio Romero.
Strongest possible lineup: De Gea | Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Young | Matic, Herrera, Pogba | Sanchez, Lingard, Lukaku