Common player to feature on FA Cup final ball

Aubrey Yates
May 17, 2018

Willian will line up against United for Chelsea at Wembley (5.15pm). "It was not a good performance from us". Mourinho's team beat each of their top-six rivals but dropped points against six of the bottom eight.

"Over 3 000 goals have been scored in this season's competition, from all levels of the football pyramid", the FA's director of professional game relations Andy Ambler said.

"I can only speak honestly for myself, maybe the club thinks differently", he continued. They have a great team and so do we, which is what makes it such a huge game, but we enjoy the big matches and everyone is really looking forward to it. Sometimes you've got to hold your hands up and say that Man City have done ever so well to win the league this year, take nothing away from them. I thought I wouldn't be fit for the final, then it came and I was, but the manager is probably thinking I had only just come back, could he trust my fitness in a game of that magnitude.

Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard shared a vehicle on Wednesday with the latter driving his friend and team-mate to work as they prepare for Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea.

Chelsea have been criticised in the past for not giving Lukaku a chance and the club have faced similar ridicule this season following the stunning campaigns of former players Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne.

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"The one under Van Gaal, I wasn't playing, so that was OK - not OK, but reasonable", the 26-year-old said.

"What I'm hoping for is an open game but it might not be that straightforward with Jose Mourinho's counter-attacking style".

"Again, that shows the direction that we're moving in and the progression we're making".

A Little Common Football Club player will have his name on the Emirates FA Cup final matchball.

Olivier Giroud was seen wrestling with Ross Barkley and Gary Cahill for possession of a Swiss ball while Willian tried to keep Eden Hazard steady as he played pass-backs with N'Golo Kante.

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