Chelsea take the FA Cup after beating, with more pain than glory, a Manchester United who tried until the last minute. Those of Conte were ahead on the scoreboard in the first half and endured the onslaughts of some 'red devils' who accused the lack of marksmanship. The Italian coach will leave Chelsea, as everything seems to indicate, with a new title. Mourinho , for his part, says goodbye to the season without titles. The first part offered a very disputed duel. Chelsea and Manchester United sought to have control of the ball in the early stages of the match. It was United who managed to take possession, leaving Chelsea to merit the contras led by an active Hazard . The 'red devils' had the ball but the domain was not translated, much less at times.
In fact it was Chelsea who enjoyed the first clear. Hazard , after getting rid of Jones in the peak of the area, launched a whip that De Gea repelled as he could. The Belgian started warning. And the one who warns is not a traitor. Cesc long ball for Hazard that, with a masterful control, gets away from Jones and, when he had De Gea to shot, the English central sweeps him. Penalty that the Belgian was not going to fail. Chelsea went further back, if possible, to try to close the first half with a very valuable result seeing the merits of both sets. And he got it. United could barely enjoy a couple of chances from Rashford and Pogba to tie the game.
In the second half the superiority of United was still more palpable. The possession and, now yes, the occasions were a true monopoly. Chelsea was shrinking water but it seemed that the goal of the 'red devils' was not going to take long to arrive. Rashford and Pogba had really clear occasions but the minutes were slowly happening. Mourinho's changes gave his team fresh air. But not enough. Chelsea, in turn, handled well in the contras. Marcos Alonso , after a personal move by Kanté , could put the game back on track but he fell asleep and De Gea ruined the occasion. United continued to try but immense Courtois and the lack of precision in the last few meters hindered the attempts of the 'red devils'. The scoreboard was no longer going to move and Chelsea would take the FA Cup.