FA Cup final preview: History beckons for Chelsea and Arsenal
- Author: Julie Sanders May 26, 2017,
May 26, 2017, 15:45
"I am very pleased with that and I just want to keep improving in every game I play".
The Blues recovered from last season's 10th-place finish to win the league in Antonio Conte's first year in charge and can make it a double when they take on their London rivals in Saturday's final. "They have fantastic players and an awesome coach, so we need to be in our high level to win this final".
The Blues won the Premier League title with two games to spare after Michy Batshuayi scored a victor in a 1-0 victory over West Brom at the Hawthorns Stadium earlier in May.
The Nigeria global played 43 games in his first season with the Blues, scoring 10 goals, and was part of the 2013 Europa League-winning squad under interim manager Rafael Benitez.
"We've got the league title and they're going to want to win because they missed out on top four".
"I think the way we started the [home] game in the first half was very good", Ramsey said to Arsenal Player. This will be Arsenal's only chance of silverware this season, and come into the match in top form. "He's had a great season, he's done well for Arsenal but whether he's injured or not we're just going to play our football", Moses said at Cobham Training Centre. We're going to try and stop them because we want the double.
"With Arsenal's defence, I can't see them coping with Chelsea's attacking flair". Only Arsenal and Manchester United have done the double a couple of times (on three occasions each) and the chance to join that very exclusive club will provide the Blues with an added incentive on Saturday evening.
Ancelotti's powerhouse side, featuring the likes of John Terry, Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole, Michael Ballack and Frank Lampard, had been favourites for the title and enjoyed a relatively straightforward run to the Cup final where they beat a Portsmouth side who were already relegated.
Moses will likely be tasked with curtailing Sanchez's impact at Wembley on Saturday provided that the Arsenal man recovers from a suspected hamstring injury, but he has not given much thought to a specific way to stop him.