Victor Moses and his Chelsea teammates are back at Wembley again after losing the 2017 FA Cup final to Arsenal.
Unlike last year when they already had the Premier League title in the kitty and were only looking to make it a domestic double, Chelsea are desperate this time to end their disastrous season on a high with some sort of silverware.
However, it is not going to be easy for Antonio Conte’s men as they are facing another desperate and equally formidable side in Manchester United in Saturday’s final.
This will be Manchester United’s 20th FA Cup final – a joint-record with Arsenal, while only the Gunners (13) have won the trophy more than the Red Devils (12).
On their part, this is Chelsea’s 13th appearance in the showpiece – they lost last year’s final against Arsenal and could become the first team to lose consecutive FA Cup finals since Newcastle in 1998 and 1999.
Kickoff at Wembley is 5.15pm … Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for Live Updates.
MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM NEWS!
STARTING LINEUP: De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Young; Matic, Herrera, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Sanchez
SUBS: Romero, Bailly, Darmian, Mata, McTominay, Lukaku, Martial
CHELSEA TEAM NEWS!
STARTING XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso; Hazard; Giroud
SUBS: Caballero, Zappacosta, Chalobah, Barkley, Pedro, Willian, Morata
Kick off at Wembley
Free kick for Chelsea as Alonso is brought down
Kante escapes a booking after tripping Lingard
Chelsea come close as Hazard tries a low shot but De Gea makes an important save
Penalty appeal by Chelsea waved off by ref Oliver
Fairly balance game so far as Chelsea have had 51% of possession compared to the Man Utd’s 49%
Penalty kick for Chelsea!
Phil Jones gets a yellow for bringing down Hazard in the box
GOAL!!! Eden Hazard Scores
Close! POGBA attempts a shot but it is off target by a whiskers
The referee signals a free kick as Jesse Lingard from Manchester United trips Eden Hazard
We are back for the second half
Chelsea get the game back underway
Hazard rolling on the turf after being hit by Smalling
The Belgian is back up and action continues
Free kick for Manchester United as Moses is wrongly adjudged to have brought down Young
Chelsea living dangerously put the pressure has been relived for now
Sanchez gets the ball into the net for Manchester United but the goal does not stand as the Chilean is marginally offside
Conte has lost both of his previous domestic cup finals as manager, with Juventus vs Napoli in the 2012 Coppa Italia, and the 2017 FA Cup with Chelsea against Arsenal… Will the Italian break the jinx today?
MISSED CHANCE!!! Alonso plays the ball into De Gea
Victor Moses appears to have won a penalty for Chelsea but it is not given by referee Oliver
Marcus Rashford replaced by Romelu Lukaku in a tactical substitution.
Lingard also off for Martial who already has a shot at goal
Juan Mata replaces Phil Jones while Giroud makes the way for Morata
Hazard off for Willian as Chelsea are still in Pole position
FULL TIME: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United