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All ready for 137th Final of FA CUP, the third one final between Chelsea and Manchester United, it’s Mourinho against Conte: it’s Conte’ future face to face with Mou’s future.

These are guys chosen from two coaches:

Manchester United FA Cup Final XI:

De Gea; Young, Smalling, Jones, Valencia (c); Ander Herrera, Matić; Alexis, Pogba, Lingard; Rashford.

Substitutes: Romero, Bailly, Darmian, Mata, McTominay, Lukaku, Martial

Manager: José Mourinho

Chelsea FA Cup Final XI:

(3-5-1-1) Courtois; Rüdiger, Cahill (c), Azpilicueta; Alonso, Bakayoko, Kanté, Fàbregas, Moses; Hazard; Giroud.

Substitute: Caballero, Zappacosta, Chalobah, Barkley, Pedro, Willian, Morata.

Manager: Antonio Conte


Out Christensen, who he has suffered a back problem, as Conte reveled few minuts ago

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has warned his players they’ll have “no chance” of beating Manchester United in the FA Cup Final if display against Newcastle United at St.James’ park is repeated.

The Italian told reporters:”For the next game, for sure we must change. If we think we can play a game like this in the final of the FA Cup then we don’t have a chance”.

We reported earlier this morning that Manchester United duo Romelu Lukaku (ankle) and Anthony Martial (knee) are still doubtful ahead of Wembley clash, as José Mourinho confirmed following their home win against Watford.

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After the last public attack from Mourinho Luke Shaw could be leaving Manchester United, his relationship with coach it’s getting worse every day and current situation is monitored by several clubs who look interested in the 22-year-old left-back.

Chelsea was interested also before his signing with Manchester,  and actual situation makes it re-emerge this interest. Not only Chelsea, also City, Everton, Tottenham and Arsenal are following him but Chelsea could think to quicken trusting in his love for Chelsea. Shaw and his family are Chelsea fan, could this be an incentive?

Blues are reportedly interested also in Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey who has a contract with Gunners until 2019 but has not received an offer yet. The Wales international is still waiting for a new deal, and also José Mourinho made an enquiry about him, then Manchester United could be a Chelsea’ competitor.

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More from Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who had his say ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The Blues are currently 3 points behind the Red Devils, while Liverpool remain 3rd with 54 points.

Conte told journalists: “We missed one game, against Watford, apart from that, from the start of the season our mentality was top, and I must be pleased about this”.

“A winning mentality doesn’t mean you have to win every game. A winning mentality is the way you prepare the game; the way you show 100 per cent commitment during training sessions. A winning mentality is to always have good behaviour, to respect your coach, your team-mates, the fans, the club, the opponent”.

“This is a winning mentality, and in every game to only have one idea: to try to win the game. It doesn’t mean you are able to win every game. Sometimes it can happen that the mind switches off, for example against Watford, not only for one player but for the whole team. It was a pity but I think we learned a lot from this game”.

Manchester United fans are mocking Antonio Conte and Chelsea claiming the Blues boss was distracted following his well-known argument with former Blues’ manager Jose Mourinho:

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Pep Guardiola won his clash with Red Devils‘ manager José Mourinho, who suffered his 3rd defeat in the current Premier League season. Goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi, who restored the lead after Marcus Rashford’s equaliser in the first half, secured Manchester City a vital 1-2 win for their title hopes so far.

The Citizens are now 11 points clear at the top of Premier League table above Manchester United, while Chelsea remain 3rd (with 32 points) after losing a tough London Derby against West Ham United yesterday.

(From SkySportsHQ)


Arsenal remain three points behind Chelsea after draw against Southampton

Chelsea remain 3rd as Wayne Rooney rescue a point for Everton against Liverpool


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Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata made his professional debut under Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid in 2010, anyway the Spaniard has confirmed he considers the Special One an enemy ahead of tomorrow’s game against Manchester United.

“The important thing is I’m part of Chelsea and I’m very happy with this and now it’s time to fight for the blue shirt” Morata told the Metro.

“I have a good relationship with Jose, – he confirmed – He was my first coach in professional football and he gave me the chance to be a professional. He made me the first contract.”

“Sometimes we send messages but not speaking about football, asking if everything’s OK and some jokes. It’s good and I appreciate these things because he was my first coach but now he’s – not my enemy – my rival.”

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When asked about his troubled relationship with former Blues’ boss José Mourinho, Antonio Conte told reporters at Cobham: “It’s not important the relationship between the coaches, you have to respect the job of the other coach, and then stop then.

“I don’t like to speak about other situations. I respect the job, but that stops, finish: he’s an opponent, and I’m an opponent for him. He’s an opponent, I stop, finish. I have respect for his job. He must have respect for my job.”

Also Roman Abramovich spoke with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on Sunday at Cobham, as the Italian manager himself confirmed.

About Manchester United, he added: “We are talking about a really good team, a strong team physically and it will be a very difficult game”

“They are an important team and we must pay great attention. We are working to prepare for the game in the right way but United are a really good team”.

“When you play against United, Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham it’s always a big game. This type of game must excite the players, to play in a fantastic atmosphere and to know a lot of people will watch the game around the world”.

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Manchester United manager José Mourinho, in an interview with The Times, has confirmed he believes to be the manager who ‘played more quality football’ at Chelsea, adding fuel to fire on his frosty relationship with current Blues’ manager Antonio Conte.

“For me, let’s be honest and objective: the last three Premier League champions [Chelsea with Mourinho, Leicester with Ranieri, Chelsea with Conte], which of these teams was the most offensive one?” 

“Which played more quality football? It was mine. But nobody says” Mourinho added.

Chelsea will face Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on November 5th.

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“You must ask the club about this” Chelsea manager Antonio Conte replied when asked about the departure of midfielder Nemanja Matic from Stamford Bridge.

It is understood the Italian manager is a great admirer of Matic, who made 40 appearances with Chelsea last season. Tiemoue Bakayoko will replace in midfield the Serbian star, who reportedly asked to leave as he wanted a reunion with former Chelsea manager José Mourinho.



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