2018 FA Cup Final Preview

Chelsea and Manchester United will go head-to-head this Saturday in this season’s FA Cup Final showpiece at Wembley. Both sides are yet to claim any silverware this season, so both will be keen to lift the trophy on Saturday evening and avoid a barren season. With no love lost between the two managers, we can expect a fiery encounter. Not sure who’s going to claim the win? Below we take a look ahead to the weekend’s game:

What do the odds say?
Bookmakers are generally pricing Manchester United as the favourites for this game. Both sides are available at just above over Evens to win, Chelsea being priced at 19/10 and United around 6/4. It would appear that most are predicting a tight game, but with United ultimately fancied to lift the famous cup for a joint-record 13th time.

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Conte’s final game?
Much has been made in the past of the rivalry between opposing managers Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho, with the pair clashing on numerous occasions. Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League title last season, but a disappointing campaign this term has led many to believe that the fiery Italian will depart Stamford Bridge this summer. However, if Conte is to leave then there would be no better way for him to sign off than by clinching another trophy while also getting one over his old foe Jose.

A must win game for Mourinho?
Jose Mourinho’s side have been solid if not spectacular this season. A 2nd place-finish in the league is no mean feat, but many United fans were disappointed in the manner of their exit in both the League Cup and Champions League this season. This combined with finishing nearly 20 points behind bitter rivals Manchester City in the Premier League.

The Red Devils’ faithful will be keen to see their side end the season with some silverware with a win on Saturday, with murmurs of discontent likely to rumble on all summer should United fail to beat a faltering Chelsea side and thus fail to claim any silverware this season.