After Nemanja Matic, Jose Mourinho is gunning for another Chelsea star

The three players most likely to leave Chelsea this summer

The three players most likely to leave Chelsea this summer

Manchester United legend Andrew Cole believes Romelu Lukaku will be willing to play through the pain barrier for Saturday's FA Cup final.

A 3-0 defeat at Newcastle United on the final day of the league season ended Chelsea's hopes of Champions League qualification as they finished fifth in the standings. Fortunately for the Blues, there aren't many players in European football better at man-marking someone out of the game than N'Golo Kante. An FA Cup win a week later saw Mourinho grandstand on the Wembley steps, signalling how many trophies he had now won for the club in just three years.

United's progress under Mourinho has been impressive this season and they garnered 12 more points in the Premier League than they did in his first season.

A year ago Conte's team went into the Wembley showpiece against Arsenal as Premier League champions and were one win away from completing the double in the Italian's first season.

Conte might not have won almost as much as Mourinho but his achievements in his two seasons at the club are still mightily impressive.


Ultimately, expect Chelsea to try to delay any decisions about Willian's long-term future until after a new manager has had a chance to come in and fully assess the squad.

"Finishing second and winning the FA Cup would be satisfactory", said Jones. We know we fell short in the league this season.

"I think that a team without a Brazilian isn't a team", Mourinho said.

Starting that process with a trophy tomorrow would be a strong statement of intent from United, and give Mourinho the extra satisfaction of showing Conte how short-lived life as Chelsea manager under ruthless Russian owner Roman Abramovich can be. Previously, two years back the former Everton player also stopped Chelsea from reaching the FA Cup semi-final where he scored a brace to knock them out of the Cup. I was there for a large part of it, 21 years, and saw every game.

"We'll always have our critics because we're Man United and ultimately it's been like that since I've been here, but it shows that we're moving in the right direction under him (Mourinho)". This is like we are going into it to save the season.

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