Fabregas: Hazard can inspire us to Wembley joy

Rivals Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte will go at it once again

FA Cup final Conte and Mourinho get ready for a right royal dust-up by Gavin Brown Published

Fabregas also opened up on his unfruitful stint at Barcelona, "I was happy at Barcelona but there were players who were there for many years before me".

Dortmund would like to buy Batshuayi, who impressed while on loan with them last season, but the Mirror say Chelsea are keen for him to be an option for Conte's successor.

The Spanish midfielder will hope to ruin Mourinho's day in tomorrow's FA Cup final against Manchester United and salvage something from a disappointing campaign.

This season Conte said Mourinho was suffering from senile dementia, and the Manchester United boss responding by pointing to Conte's match-fixing suspension at his former club Siena, which he was later acquitted of.

With Lingard, Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford or Romelu Lukaku providing pace and movement up front for United and Eden Hazard and Willian doing likewise for Chelsea, Pogba and Fabregas should have plenty of opportunities to play that defence-shredding killer pass. Either domestic (FA Cup, Community Shield and League Cup) and worldwide (UEFA Champions League) tournaments, we can see these two sides have met several times as well.

So many questions then.

Conte in turn called Mourinho a "little man" and "a fake". And was The Lion King based on a true story? In fact, and not to be dramatic, but I'd rather die than back Chelsea.

Fabregas: Hazard can inspire us to Wembley joy

Anthony Martial is United's other big-name doubt with a knee problem sustained on the eve of their final league game of the season against Watford.

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Ahead of the final at the Wembley Stadium Conte urged his players to up their game from their disastrous outing at St James' Park.

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"If I win The FA Cup, I've won everything here, so for me it's a big target but we know the Final will not be easy".

According to Football Italia, Manchester United are close to confirming a £43.7 million ($59.1 million) deal to sign Alex Sandro from Juventus. How damaging is it not to be in the Champions League?

"We played very good games at the same level as last season, some even better, like the one [2-1 win] against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano [on September 27]". And even though plenty in the media paint a picture of Stamford Bridge in 2018 as a terrifying dystopia he's still dragged them kicking and screaming to Wembley this season. Mad.

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