Antonio Conte previews Chelsea FC v Man United in FA Cup final

Antonio Conte insists that Man United will be the favourites to beat Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final

Antonio COnte
Chelsea FC manager Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

Antonio Conte has insisted that Manchester United will be the favourites to beat Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final next month.

The Blues secured their place in the showpiece after having secured a dominant 2-0 victory over Southampton at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester United, meanwhile, booked their spot in the FA Cup final thanks to their 2-1 comeback win over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday.

After disappointing seasons in the Premier League and Europe, both Chelsea FC and Manchester United know that their final hope of winning a trophy this season is now the FA Cup.

Chelsea FC reached the FA Cup final last term but were beaten by Arsenal as they missed out on a domestic double in Conte’s first campaign in charge at the club.

However, Conte feels that Manchester United will be the favourites to lift the trophy next month and says his team will be the underdogs against the Red Devils.

Speaking at his post-match news conference on Sunday, Conte said: “This final will be a game between two great teams.

“Last season we arrived in the final as favourites; this season we will arrive not as favourites, but last season we lost the final despite being favourites at that moment.”

Chelsea FC will now switch their attentions back towards Premier League affairs and their away clash against Swansea City in the top flight next Saturday evening.

The Blues are still harbouring hopes of catching Tottenham Hotspur in the race for Champions League qualification.

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