FA Cup Final

Chelsea 1:0 Manchester United

Chelsea 1:0 Man Utd

Wembley

Date:
Sat, 19 May 2018
Kick-off:
5:15 pm BST
Status:

Finished

  1. May 12, 2018
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    Telecast Schedule and Info

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    Date - Saturday, May 19 2018
    Kickoff Time - 1715 Hrs BST
    Venue - Wembley Stadium, London


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    FA Cup form guide

    Manchester United: WWWWW

    Chelsea: DDWWWW


    Previous Meetings In the FA Cup

    Chelsea 1–0 Manchester United

    Chelsea 1–0 Manchester United

    Manchester United 2–2 Chelsea

    Chelsea 1–0 Manchester United

    Manchester United 1–0 Chelsea


    All-Time Record In the FA Cup

    Manchester United wins: 8
    Chelsea wins: 4
    Draws: 2


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Antonio Conte




    Team News

    Manchester United

    Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Maroune Fellaini doubtful.


    Chelsea

    David Luiz and Ethan Ampadu and Emerson ruled out.

    Know the opposition

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    Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues and The Pensioners) are a professional football club based in Fulham, London. Chelsea were founded on 10 March 1905 at The Rising Sun pub (now The Butcher's Hook) after Gus Mears had previously acquired the Stamford Bridge athletics stadium with the aim of turning it into a football ground. Since there was already a team named Fulham in the borough, the name of the adjacent borough, the Metropolitan Borough of Chelsea, was settled on.

    Chelsea's first major title success came in the form of the League Cup with the appointment of former Arsenal player, Ted Drake, who also led Chelsea to the their first ever League title, enabling them to compete in the European Cup, but after objections from The Football League and the FA, Chelsea were persuaded to withdraw from the competition before it started - allowing Matt Busby's Manchester United to start their illustrious adventure with the competition.

    After decades of being non-competitors, Chelsea returned to the domestic title fore in 2003 under new owner Roman Abramovich, who fueled an unprecedented spending spree - starting in the mid 2000s. Since the takeover, Chelsea have won 1 Champions League title, 5 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cup titles, 1 Europa League title, and 3 League Cup titles, among others. Chelsea's most prominent rivalries include local clubs Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, title rivals Manchester United, Liverpool and Leeds United. Chelsea play their home games at Stamford Bridge - which had been their home for over a century.


    Referee

    Michael Oliver.


    Familiar Faces

    N/A.​
  2. May 13, 2018
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Romero

    Valencia Jones Smalling Young
    Matic
    Herrera Pogba
    Lingard Lukaku Sanchez​
  3. May 13, 2018
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    alsabi Full Member

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    We've lost our last three FA Cup ties vs Chelsea (2007 final, 2013 & 2017 quarter-finals). Need to put that record right.
  4. May 13, 2018
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Team should be...

    ---------------De Gea---------------
    Valencia--Smalling--Jones--Young
    ----------------Matic----------------
    -------Herrera-------Pogba-------
    Lingard------Rashford------Sanchez

    Subs: Romero, Darmian, Bailly, Carrick, Lindelof, McTominay, Mata
  5. May 13, 2018
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    Hernandez - BFA The Way to Fly

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    De Gea

    Valencia Bailly Smalling Young

    Matic
    Fellaini Pogba

    Lingard Rashford Sanchez​

    Think that's the team. Will be pleasantly surprised if Lukaku is fit for it.
  6. May 13, 2018
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    ha_rooney Full Member

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    I hope Lukaku is fit.
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    vangagal Full Member

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    I've put 5-0 prediction all season to us no matter what so please Jose let it be true once.
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    Smores Full Member

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    Think we need him fit to win tbh.
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    De Gea
    Valencia Smalling Jones Young
    Herrera Matic Pogba
    Lingard Lukaku Sanchez​

    Losing this would make the season a failure IMO. Don't fecking lose.
  10. May 13, 2018
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Both teams are in horrendous form, could go to extra time
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    :lol: The moment we take a 1-0 lead, Mourinho will go ultra defensive so don't get your hopes high
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    Morpheus 7 Full Member

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    Chelsea will probably show up, the heartless mercenaries. Think big Rom will be ready, hopefully beat it and end this this season. It's being a tedious few weeks and much uncertainty. The FA cup won't be much of a consultation if the bin dippers win the week after. Let's hope it's a good few weeks and we buy well in the window.
  13. May 13, 2018
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    Red Katie The least positive person in match threads ever

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    Any word on that yet?
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    el3mel Full Member

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    De Gea
    Valencia - Smalling - Jones - Young
    Herrera - Matic - Pogba
    Lingard - Lukaku - Sanchez
    1-0 win.
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    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    We're absolutely nothing special. But we're a better side than Chelsea, they look a shambles.

    Have to beat them
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    Marcelinho87 Full Member

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    Romero??
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Started every other FA Cup game he was fit for.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    You'd better not pick De Gea, that'd be cheating!
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    Kapardin Full Member

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    They are going to try to vent all their frustrations out on us by upping their game, so we might as well be on our guard. No fannying about in the first half like a pub team, for once begin with intent from the get-go.
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    Raw Full Member

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    Mourinho loves winning a final. From what I remember Conte has never won a cup. We've got a good chance to make this season quite good.

    Chelsea did play well against us in the away game and the first half of the home game so this won't be easy. I predict it'll be like our Europa final, pure defensive and efficient football. 2-0.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    You've got the penalty saver in goal
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    True. He's fine so long as he says in his area!
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    Mcking Full Member

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    De gea 'will' start.
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    Garethw scored 25-30 goals a season as a right footed RW

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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Courtois really won't play?
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    He's not played a minute in the competition so far this season. Would be incredibly harsh to drop Willy now.
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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    -------------------------DDG--------------------------------
    Valencia------Smalling-------Jones------------Young
    ---------------Herrera--------Matic-------------------------
    ----------------------Pogba----------------------------------
    ----Lingard---------Lukaku------------------Sanchez

    SUBS - Fellaini (Herrera), Rashford (Lingard), McTominay (Pogba)

    Chelsea 1 - 2 Man United

    I see it being a proper dryout of a game. We'll nick the win by being slightly less crap than Chelsea, but we'll have about 2-3 shots on target the entire game. We'll score first, Lingard; they'll equalise just after half-time and we'll win it with a goal in the last few minutes from Sanchez.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Conte has got to be thinking about his own résumé now though surely? Not what he owes players he won't be managing next season
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    I'd be annoyed with Conte is he does drop Caballero. To quote Omar from The Wire - "A man got to have a code".
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    EyeInTheSky Full Member

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    :lol: That would be epic to get it right on this one.
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    DDG
    Valencia-Smalling-Jones-Young
    ---------------------Matic--------------------
    ---------Herrera-----------Pogba--------
    Jesse------------------------------Sanchez
    -------------------Lukaku-------------------

    1-0 Sanchez.
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    peridigm Full Member

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    Gutted I can't watch this live. We're having my mother's life celebration party so I'll be entertaining about 80 guests and not one of them watches football. :(
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    Bobski Full Member

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    Utd should win this, Chelsea are not very good and have some rather obvious weaknesses to attack at CB. A fit Lukaku gives Christiansen a very hard time, just lacks the experience to cope, while Cahill and Rudiger are good but far from outstanding.

    Leaving Moses as the out ball and swarming Hazard and Willain worked in the league game, could see it happening again, Moses is a definite weak link.More pressure on Chelsea as well I would say, they have had a terrible season.
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    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

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    I'm always wary of facing teams coming off the back of heavy defeats. We will have to play the perfect game to get the win. The key for us is to press Chelsea's 3 defenders and attack them. We need to take the game to them, try to dominate the midfield and press aggressively when we lose the ball. They have some dodgy defenders and weak midfield that we must exploit. My team:

    DDG
    Valencia Bailly Smalling Young
    Carrick
    Herrera. Pogba
    Lingard
    Sanchez Lukaku

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    Josep Dowling Full Member

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    These last 5 years has made me appreciate being in cup finals and winning these trophies, even if they are now deemed second rate trophies.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    They will win on pens.
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    Devil may care Full Member Verified Moaner

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    I think he's going to mirror their system.


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    Dennis Viollet New Member

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    I want to win.
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    Same here man.
    No doubt, Jose expresses the same sentiment. He is obsessed with winning trophies and that's good for us.
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    Hernandez - BFA The Way to Fly

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    Small world, me too.