Game 7 breaks PBA attendance record anew

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United will be Cup final favourites, says Conte

But Conte doesn’t believe Chelsea, beaten by Arsenal 2-1 in last year’s final despite going into the match as Premier League champions, will be regarded as favourites to lift the famous old trophy.“This final is a game between two great teams. In my mind I can tell you we played the final as favourites against Arsenal,” he said.“I think in this season we arrive not as favourites. But then last season we lost the final even though we were expected to win.”Given their long-running feud, there will be as much attention on the two managers on Cup final day as there will be on the players.Blues boss Conte and United manager Mourinho have exchanged a series of bitter barbs via the media this season.Conte labelled Mourinho a “little man” with senile dementia after the United chief infuriated him by saying he thought his rival acted like a “clown” with his passionate touchline antics, while also referring to an Italian match-fixing scandal that Conte was cleared of any involvement in.Even this week, Conte took a swipe at Mourinho, insisting the Portuguese coach had it much easier than him in his two spells as Chelsea manager.Speaking after the win over Southampton, Conte made the rather unconvincing claim that he had cleared the air with Mourinho.“I think with Jose, we have clarified the situation. This is the most important thing. There is not a problem between him and I,” he said.“We are talking about two managers with strong characters, two winners. In your heart and your blood there is the will to win.“For sure, we want to try to win the trophy, in the same way United do. I have great respect for United and Mourinho’s story.”The final offers Conte a chance to end a troubled season with silverware in what might be his last match at Chelsea.Chelsea never came close to successfully defending the Premier League title and their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League via a top-four finish are hanging by a slender thread.Numerous reports have claimed Conte will leave in the close season after falling out with Chelsea’s hierarchy over their failure to back his transfer plans.Asked how he would rate Chelsea’s inconsistent season, Conte said: “I don’t understand what it means to have a successful season. It’s another thing if I’m happy or unhappy.“In this season we are working very hard. As you know well, it’s not simple to play in this league.“It is the only league to fight with six teams to win the title and a place in the Champions League. It will be more difficult year by year.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Antonio Conte shakes hands with Olivier Giroud, who got the opener in Chelsea’s 2-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Southampton on Sunday © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 22 – Antonio Conte says Chelsea will be underdogs when they face Manchester United and his old rival Jose Mourinho in the FA Cup final.Conte’s side cruised to a 2-0 win over Southampton in Sunday’s semi-final to set up a heavyweight clash with United at Wembley on May 19. read more