Fa Cup Final - the Revenge

by : Julie Smith

After a goalless premiership match at Stamford Bridge last Wednesday, in which the Manchester United had the title secured even before the game started, the fans are expecting a better spectacle from the FA Cup Final, to be played on May 19th.

The match between the blues and the United at Wembly may be very different, especially because during the premiership match Chelsea left out Petr Cech and Frank Lampard, besides Didier Drogba, Andriy Shevchenko and Michael Ballack were absent because of injuries; on the other side, Manchester rested Cristiano Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs, and kept Wayne Rooney, Edwin van der Sar, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick and Paul Scholes on the bench. But know both teams are focused on the FA Cup Final and on getting their best players prepared for this challenge.

The Manchester has had a great season, but the reality is that there were a lot of unfortunate aspects that may caused Chelsea to lose the league title. Therefore FA Cup final comes as the perfect opportunity to gain revenge and add another trophy to go with the Carling Cup.

Shevchenko will definitely miss the final because of a growing hernia, this means that during in his absence Chelsea will rely heavily on his goal strike partner Didier Drogba.

May 19th will be a great day for the English football audience. The Wembley Stadium, with a capacity of 90,000 seats, will welcome thousand of fans including the Britain's Prince William who will attend the Final, as well as the
President of the Football Association.

Everything is set up for the game and there is not much the teams can do now, except for wait for the battle.