Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has identified Manchester United’s main threat ahead of their FA Cup final clash on Saturday but is adamant their opponents are more than just one player.
The Blues will have one last opportunity to find silverware in their trophy cabinet this season when they face old foes Man United in the oldest cup competition in England as they seek their first and only trophy this season.
With Champions League football gone next season, after placing fifth in the league standings, following the self destruct in the final days of the Premier Leagues season, Antonio Conte’s side are poised to win this weekend.
What stands before them is Jose Mourinho and key players like Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku. The latter is a former player at Chelsea who failed to get the required minutes at Stamford Bridge before moving to Everton and then landing at Old Trafford.
Chelsea center back Cahill expects key battles but is keen to be the victor on the day.
“When he was here, he had talent but he was very young. He’s developed into a world-class striker so credit to him. Sometimes when you’re at a club like Chelsea you feel sorry when you see a player move on. Naturally some progress and some don’t, but you don’t hear about the ones that don’t.
Everyone can see his attributes: pace, power, strength and he can finish. His goal-scoring record is very good. But we’re not focusing on one player in their team. We’re respectful of the fact that they have numerous players who can turn a game on its head, as do we.”
Gary Cahill, Evening Standard