The season finale is upon us. Manchester United take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday, with both teams hoping to end underwhelming seasons with a trophy win. José Mourinho is no doubt relishing the chance to add another piece of silverware to his young United career, and (perhaps even more importantly to him) stick the knife into his former employers and his nemisish Antonio Conte.
Romelu Lukaku may or may not be fit enough to be involved, but Anthony Martial is definitely available. David de Gea will get the nod in goal, as regular cup ‘keeper Sergio Romero is still working his way back to full match sharpness after a recent injury. For Chelsea, we can only hope that Conte sarcastically starts all their rubbish signings from last summer as one final Eff You to Roman Abramovich before he takes his contract payoff this summer.
FA Cup schedule
We kick off at 17:15 this evening, which works out to 12:15 on the east coast of the USA and a relatively reasonable 9:15 over on the west coast. Go on and have that pint before kick-off, West Coasters, it’s called brunch.
FA Cup TV channel
BBC One or BT Sport over in the UK, and the FOX Network over in the USA. For everybody else, livesoccertv will sort you out.
FA Cup streaming
You’ll need the BBC’s iPlayer in the UK, and FOX Soccer Match Pass in the USA.
Prediction: David de Gea; Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Ashley Young; Nemanja Matić, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba; Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sánchez.
Update: Not a bad effort on our part: 10/11. Lukaku is only fit enough to take his place on the bench. Rashford gets the nod instead.
The Blues line-up as follows:
Today's team: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill (c), Rudiger, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso, Hazard, Giroud.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 19, 2018
Subs: Caballero, Zappacosta, Chalobah, Barkley, Pedro, Willian, Morata. #FACupFinal pic.twitter.com/pSekQSv1cp
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