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Chelsea vs Man United predicted XI: Conte set to stick with 3-5-2 for FA Cup final

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Chelsea vs Man United predicted XI: Conte set to stick with 3-5-2 for FA Cup final

Antonio Conte is preparing his team for what is likely to be his final bow as Chelsea manager in what’s been a turbulent season for the club.

It couldn’t be a more fitting occasion for Conte to face Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United in the FA Cup decider on Saturday.

On the back of a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Newcastle which confirmed the Blues won’t be participating in next season’s Champions League, Conte is likely to revert to his strongest line-up.

The likes of Ross Barkley and Emerson Palmieri got rare opportunities to start for Chelsea and with the latter unavailable for selection due to injury, Barkley is set to make a return to the bench.

Conte in recent times has reverted to a 3-5-2 formation and against tough opposition; the Italian is likely to stay with this trusted system.

Perhaps one of the big questions from supporters over team selection will be who will start in goal at Wembley following the impressive form of back-up shot-stopper Willy Caballero in this tournament.

However, with Thibaut Courtois showing his credentials against Newcastle despite shipping three goals, there’s every chance the Belgian will be picked ahead of Caballero.

This is how we believe Conte will field his team against Man United in the FA Cup final:

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