Chelsea Double or Arsenal Cup
Today’s FA Cup final will face two London clubs – Arsenal and Chelsea. The “Spades” sent a disappointing season in which for the first time in 19 years they failed to qualify for the Champions League, but they could rejoice their fans with winning the second most important trophy in England. If he succeeds, Arsene Wenger will have a total of 13 cups – one more than Manchester United – and will be at the forefront of the tournament rankings. Chelsea may form a double after winning the Premier League title. The team at Stamford Bridge is extremely effective under the guidance of Antonio Conte and has been nominated as the favorite by most specialists.
Arsenal has picked up the cup in two of the previous three seasons, but this is a slight consolation for fans who want to see their favorites with the championship title. Wenger has the opportunity to win the precious award for the seventh time in his career and to become the most successful manager in the history of the race. A possible triumph will strengthen the position of the Frenchman and may affect the stars Mesut Oosil and Alexis Sanchez, who have not yet announced whether they will remain in the team.
Arsenal will be without penalties Laurent Cosies and injured Gabriel Paulisch Skodran Mustafi, and the three in defense will be Per Mergeser, Rob Holding and Nacho Montreal. Keuron Gibbs, Granit Jacka, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oksledid-Chamberlain will have a box in the middle of the pitch, and Yosil and Alexis Sanchez will work behind Danny Welbeck.
Chelsea will aim for the first double since 2010, and overall more than once the title and the cup in one season have won only three teams. The champions were eliminated on their way to the Manchester United and Tottenham finals, but Conte said his team was an outsider against a rival who would try to save his season.
Unlike Wenger, the Italian has no serious staff problems. In attack he will rely on Eden Azar, Diego Kosta and Pedro Rodriguez, and behind them will be Victor Moses, Nemanja Matic, N’Goolo Cante and Marcos Alonso. Defenders before Tibor Courtoa will be Cesar Aspicquita, Gary Kahill and David Lewis.
For the last time, Arsenal and Chelsea played in the FA Cup final in 2002, with the 2: 0 balls. They are in the final for a record 20th time, triumphing in each of their last 5 direct clash for the Cup. Chelsea has 7 trophies and has won its last 4 finals after the loss in 2002 from Arsenal.