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Conte: Chelsea Are Underdogs Vs Arsenal In FA Cup Final

Conte: Chelsea Are Underdogs Vs Arsenal In FA Cup Final

 

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has claimed that his side will start the 136th English FA Cup final as the underdogs.

Chelsea won the English Premier League title for the fifth time and finished 18 points ahead of Saturday'sopponents.

The Gunners who missed out on the UEFA Champions League for next season will be without the suspended Laurent Koscielny and injured Gabriel Paulista, but Conte remains  focused on his on his own team.

"In this aspect I can stay calm, it’s impossible for me to not trust my players after this season but during the 90 minutes we must forget we won the league and be concentrated on this target. We don’t know if in the future we will have another chance to win it," Conte said during Friday's press conference.

"We could start as underdogs because we won the league and we celebrated. It was right to enjoy the moment, but we face a team who lost the possibility to play in the Champions League and this is their only chance of saving the season.

"We must pay great attention but I trust a lot in my players, they’ve shown me all season they can reach a big target like the league. It will be a tough game for both teams but we are ready to fight, play a good game and try to win the trophy.

"All the players are available and I have to make the best decision for the team tomorrow.

"In this game I think we must focus on ourselves and be very focused,' he said. 'It’s not important which players we will face. We must do what we know. If you start to think about a player missing it’s not important. Arsenal have a lot of top players."

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