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The Blues face Manchester United in the Wembley showpiece for the third time, the two teams having previously met in the 2007 and 1994 finals, with one win apiece.

Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas does not believe there are any favourites in the upcoming FA Cup final.

Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on May 6, 2018 in London, England. I love him. I always say that.

Fabregas was a member of the Gunners from 2003-2011, until moving to his hometown FC Barcelona, where he played until Mourinho brought him over to Chelsea in 2014.

He also revealed how the Portuguese gaffer made him feel at home, "My first year here [in England], Arsene had always treated me like a son, but the closest anyone has been to him was Jose. This was fantastic and in all the four years since In joined Chelsea, that will always stay with me, thanks to him".

The early years of Fabregas's stint at Arsenal coincided with Mourinho's arrival as manager of Chelsea, while he was also part of a Barcelona side that was vying for Spanish supremacy with Mourinho's Real Madrid.

"Well, it is not easy after how we ended the season on Sunday on a very negative day, but listen, there's no other way than to pick ourselves up", Fabregas added. This is very nice but hopefully it will not be his day and Chelsea can win.

Eden Hazard was outstanding in our semi-final victory over Southampton, and Fabregas believes we have every chance of coming out on top against Man United if the team are able to help the Belgian produce a similar display on Saturday.

'Our history of what happened between us - I played for Arsenal and him [managing] Chelsea, Barcelona and him [managing] with Real Madrid - we were confronting each other, but then we humbled ourselves and started a good relationship.

"I am sure he will change something again on Saturday". You can expect that, for sure.

'We just have to play how we've been playing in the last few games, obviously not the last two games, even though against Huddersfield we were very unlucky, and try to do what we've been doing. I think they definitely deserve that from us'.

Speculation is rife the Wembley date will be Antonio Conte's last after two years as head coach, while Thibaut Courtois has 12 months of his deal remaining and Chelsea could cash in on the goalkeeper if he does not renew, or risk losing him for nothing in June 2019.

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