Conte admits that staying long term at Chelsea difficult

  • Conte admits that staying long term at Chelsea difficult

Conte admits that staying long term at Chelsea difficult

Here's my team for the FA Cup final. Will Chelsea add to their silverware and win the double? Arsenal is just looking for some redemption.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte does not believe Saturday's meeting with Arsenal in the FA Cup final will be Arsene Wenger's last game as manager of the north London club. If Mustafi can't play, it would likely force Wenger to give Per Mertesacker his first start of the season. Then followed two successive wins over non-league opposition, but the real test came in the semi-finals against Manchester City.

He has already won an FA Cup final against Chelsea, in 2002, in the days when Arsenal were London's top team, not its third representatives in the table, and when they were doing a second Double in five seasons. The following year, Chelsea won their first title under Jose Mourinho.

"But I didn't have the opportunity to see Wenger doing his job during the training session".

But it should also show if Conte is not merely Wenger's opposite, but his superior.

Having seriously contemplated returning to Atletico before the start of the season, Costa says learning to stay onside with England's referees has enabled him to avoid trouble.

After a awful season and a fifth-placed finished, Arsene Wenger is clinging onto his job, and the outcome of the final will be key to his future. I just want to do what's best for my squad.

While the Frenchman continues to be targeted by the vociferous "Wenger Out" brigade, Arsenal's recent form means they approach the game with something of a spring in their step.

The absence of suspended central defender Laurent Koscielny is a huge blow. I want to win the cup for my club. Arsenal are hopeful of beating league champions Chelsea after elimination Manchester City in the semifinal 2-1 with Alexis Sanchez scoring the victor in the extra time at the New Wembley stadium. Arsenal played in it for 19 years in a row, in this competition.

Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil scored first-half goals.

Conte intimated that he doesn't expect Chelsea to make a big splash in the transfer market.

"It's always important against Arsenal", Hazard said.

But for all their experience in English football's traditional showpiece, a cloud of uncertainty hangs over the club ahead of their 20th final outing in Saturday's Wembley clash with Chelsea.

They sealed the championship with a record 30 wins however, and Conte appears to have struck up a positive relationship with owner Abramovich - famed for firing bosses.

A team often accused of failing the stiffer tests beat both Manchester clubs.