Chelsea vs Manchester United: Five things to look forward to in the FA Cup final

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This Saturday at Wembley, the season comes to a close for Manchester United and Chelsea.

Neither side managed to muster a fight against Manchester City for the title - a disappointment given Chelsea's status as the reigning champions and Manchester United's £147 million spend last summer. Both sides exited the Champions League at the Round of 16 stage.


But they can put something of a positive spin on their campaigns by adding silverware on their final match of the season. Chelsea knocked Manchester United out of the competition last season en route to the final but failed to win it last year in a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in the final.

Otherwise, Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho have contested four league games in charge of the clubs over the last two seasons. They have two wins apiece, with the home side coming out on top on each occasion. It will be interesting to see how that applies to neutral territory.

Romelu Lukaku faces a late fitness test to start up top for Manchester United, while Marouane Fellaini and Anthony Martial are doubtful, meaning they both may have played their last game for the club. Chelsea will be missing David Luiz, Emerson and Ethan Ampadu but have no other concerns.

Here are five things to look forward to: