Chelsea vs. Manchester United / FA Cup (finale) – In the finals of the English FA Cup, we have a duel between two teams that have won one trophy last season, so Chelsea was the champion of England, and Manchester United won Europa League, while they are without a trophy this season and this is the last chance to win something. Chelsea can be particularly disappointed because they ended as the current champions ended up only at the 5th place of the Premier League and will not play the Champions League next season either. Manchester United ended up as second and they have ensured their appearance in the Champions League, however, they were 19 points behind their City rivals. In the championship duels, both teams have recorded minimal victories. Begins: 19.05.2018. – 18:15 CET
Chelsea has failed to repeat the previous season when they pretty easily reached the title in the Premiership. In this championship they were not the leaders on the table at any moment, and already the very beginning hinted that they would not be able to go even in the title fight. They hoped they could at least be among the four best teams in order to win placement in the Champions League and they practically led the fight till the end, although in the end there was a fairly clear situation, they will not be able to succeed.
A victory over Liverpool three rounds before the end has brought them a little hope, and then for the end they played a draw with Huddersfield and lost to Newcastle in the last round. They did not play with their strongest team in this duel, but now some players are returning to the field in the most important game of the season, while David Luiz and Drinkwater are still out of action.
Probable lineups Chelsea: Courtois – Azpilicueta, Cahill, Rudiger – Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Marcos Alonso – Willian, E.Hazard – Morata(Giroud)
Manchester United has expected more from this season, but they have long said goodbye to the championship title because they just did not succeed in following the killer rhythm of Manchester City's rival, so their plan was changed a little bit and they turned to the Champions League. However they also disappointed there, because they were eliminated by Sevilla in the round of sixteen and were very disappointed. Still, they have found the strength to keep at least the second place where they spent almost a complete championship and they were third only once and were even the leaders at the very beginning.
They have secured a new appearance in the Champions League and now they have a desire to finish this season with at least one trophy, which would be somehow comforting. They could have previously devoted themselves to preparations for this match and coach Mourinho had the opportunity to rest his players after it became clear that they had secured the second place. They defeated Watford with 1-0 for the very end of the game and it was in the combined composition, while Lukaku and Martial are certainly questionable for this finals, while Felanini is definitely out of action.
Probable lineups Manchester United: de Gea – Bailly, Smalling, Jones – Valencia, Matic, Pogba, Young – Lingard – Lukaku(Rashford), A.Sanchez
Chelsea vs. Manchester United PICK
This may be a pretty even and uncertain match, but somehow it seems that Manchester United is closer to the trophy, as they showed more in the championship and had more room to rest the best players, which is very important at the end of the season, so we give a mild advantage to United in this match.
Pick: Asian Handicap 0 Manchester United
Odds: 1.88 at williamhill (down to 1.78 can be played)