Chelsea – Manchester United is the second of two epic FA Cup semifinals at Wembley Stadium this weekend as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard lock horns on Sunday (start time, 1pm ET).
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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard and United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are both hoping for top four finishes in the Premier League as a vehicle to return to the Champions League, but winning a trophy in their first full seasons in charge would also be very nice.
The winner of this game will play against Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, as they shocked Manchester City with a 2-0 win in the first FA Cup semifinal on Saturday.
Solskjaer has hit out at Lampard ahead of this game, as the Chelsea boss has said that Man United have got a few penalty kick decisions going their way and Solskjaer believes there is a ‘narrative’ building against his team.
But both also know the value of the cups in terms of both team momentum and belief, not to mention what it can mean to a young manager’s faith from his supporters and bosses.
United, for what it’s worth, has bossed Chelsea this season to the tune of 4-0 and 2-0 wins. in Premier League play. With Chelsea essentially out of the Champions League thanks to a 3-0 first leg home loss to mighty Bayern Munich, this is Lampard’s last reasonable hope for a trophy in his first year as manager at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have Christian Pulisic on the bench as Frank Lampard confirmed he has a slight muscle injury, as Mason Mount replaces him in the lineup.
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Man United switch to a 3-4-3 and have left Martial, Greenwood and Pogba on the bench as Solskjaer switches his team around.
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