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Pedro And Costa To Start, Fabregas Benched – Strongest 3-4-3 Chelsea Lineup To Face Arsenal In The FA Cup Final

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Predicted Chelsea Lineup To Face Arsenal In The FA Cup Final

Antonio Conte celebrated Chelsea’s triumph in the Premier League race, in his first season in the country. He helped Chelsea to the top of the table with some tactical masterpiece, making them the best in England this season. But it is not all done as his team is back in action for one last time this season, as they face local rivals Arsenal at Wembley for the FA Cup final on Sunday.

The Blues beat Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-final to set up this clash and Conte will hope to hit a double in his first season. It is well within their reach as Arsenal have been inconsistent this season. Nevertheless, it is a cup final and nothing can be taken for granted.

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Conte has a fully fit squad to choose from, for this game and he is expected to bring his big guns back into action after resting them in the last few league games.

Probable Chelsea XI

Formation: 3-4-3

Manager: Antonio Conte

GK – Thibaut Courtois

The Belgian has been impeccable at the back for the Blues and is expected to keep his place under the bar for this crunch tie.

CB – Cesar Azpilicueta

Has been one of the most consistent defenders in the league and deserves to start this cup final.

CB – David Luiz

Having helped Chelsea to the league title, Luiz will be pumped up and will hope to get the better of the likes of Sanchez, to help his side to yet another trophy.

CB – Gary Cahill

The veteran is expected to keep his place in the first team after missing out on some regular action in the last four league games.

RM – Victor Moses

The versatile winger has done a great job as a wing-back and is expected to start in a similar position on Sunday.

CM – Nemanja Matic

Though Fabregas has been decent, Conte should stick with Matic to add some mettle to his midfield against a fluid Arsenal side.

CM – N’Golo Kante

The PFA Player of the year has been the best player in his position in England this season and is expected to put in one final, impressive shift in this final.

LM – Marcos Alonso

The Italian has adjusted well to the English league and he will be a danger man on the flank for Chelsea in this tie.

RW – Pedro

Though Willian has been decent, Conte has preferred to use Pedro regularly and he is expected to start on the right wing.

LW – Eden Hazard

The biggest threat to Arsenal in this game, Hazard needs to be at his best if he is to take his side to yet another trophy win for the season.

ST – Diego Costa

The Spaniard has been off color in the last couple of games but he is a world class star and can easily help Chelsea to a win.

Here is how Chelsea could line up: