Monday, 23 July, 2018

FA Cup Final: Chelsea captain Gary Cahill eyes redemption against Manchester United

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Kristopher Love | 17 May, 2018, 16:42

"Ultimately at the end of next season if Pep wins another league that will be a big problem over a three year period but if Jose was to win the league next year you could actually argue Jose has done the better job. This is a different cup and we just have to go for it". On the other hand, the team finished second in the Premier League this season, their best result since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, with that role not set to start until United reconvene for pre-season training in July, he has already been handed his first task by Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho - find a replacement for his midfield prowess.

Conte might not have won almost as much as Mourinho but his achievements in his two seasons at the club are still mightily impressive. "You'll have to ask the club about that", Conte said, only intensifying speculation about his future.

This is what the Italian newspaper wrote: "The Brazilian full-back, who wasn't called up by his country for the World Cup in Russian Federation, has wanted a change of air since the final in Cardiff (2017 Champions League) and his wish could be granted by Manchester United, ready to sign him in a €50m affair that could bring Matteo Darmian back to Serie A". This is the final chance for both the managers to win something this year. "We can't make (the season right) because the Champions League (qualification) is gone".

Despite his workload, Sanchez has made a habit of ending the season strongly in FA Cup finals.

"If you qualify for the Champions League for seven or eight years, but don't win any trophies, would you swap that for what we've done?"

Mourinho said on Monday: 'I'm waiting for the doctor but when it's impossible to play today, I have my doubts (for the Cup final). "We don't need to be thinking too much about what they are going to do and we have to do what we do".

Chelsea will be hoping they can keep hold of Willian, as well as adding to their own squad.

Since arriving from Bolton in 2012, Cahill has won six major trophies and he says Chelsea can win back their frustrated fans by beating United.

Also in the travelling party were Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones and Ashley Young, fresh from learning they will be in England's World Cup squad.