Date: 14th May 2018 at 4:54pm
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Over the course of this week, I’d imagine there is going to be some real soul-searching going on at Cobham.

With the 2018 FA Cup Final against Manchester United, this Saturday to contest, Antonio Conte will be perfectly aware that a performance similar to that produced at Newcastle will see the trophy slip from Chelsea’s grasp for a second consecutive season.

In fact, the fear is that if Manchester United are on form and Chelsea can’t shake off the malaise displayed at St James Park, we could be in for a thrashing.

After the 3-0 defeat at the hands of Newcastle, Conte was honest enough to admit in his post-match analysis,

“We have six days to prepare for the final of the FA Cup and we have to change.”

Source – BBC

But, is Antonio Conte sure of what his FA Cup Final starting eleven will be or could the Italian surprise us all with his team selection, as he did for the 2017 semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur when both Eden Hazard and Diego Costa started on the bench?

Here at Vital Chelsea, we’re giving you the chance to prompt Antonio with regards to who the Italian should be opting for come Saturday afternoon.

Simply give the subject a few thoughts and then drop your preferred starting eleven into the comments facility beneath this article.

To start the ball rolling, my preferred starting eleven would be:

Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Rudiger, Moses, Alonso, Kante, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Hazard, Morata.

Now is that a team capable of winning the FA Cup and silencing Jose Mourinho?

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4 Replies to “Name Your FA Cup Final Starting Eleven”

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    I will go for a surprise 4-3-3 formation that will not just surprise Man Utd but win us the game. I will start Pedro as the top 9 because of his pace and directness. He will be flanked by Hazard and Willian. In midfield, I will go for Kante and, yes, Alonso, with another surprise inclusion, Hudson Odoi, sitting in their front. Odoi is energetic, skillful and fast and will join the front three when we press forward.
    My four men at the back are Cahill and Rudiger in the centre, with Moses at right back, while Emerson sits at left full back.
    This line up will secure us victory.
    full formation: Moses, Cahill, Rudiger, Emerson, Kante, Alonso, Odoi, Hazard, Pedro, William.

  • 4-2-3-1… TC-Azpi-Christensen-Rudiger-Emerson-Kante-Bakayoko-Willian-Fabregas-Hazard-Giroud

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