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Chelsea's Courtois expects Mourinho 'surprises' in FA Cup final

17 May 2018, 11:20 | Anna Jefferson

Chelsea's Courtois expects Mourinho 'surprises' in FA Cup final

Chelsea's Courtois expects Mourinho 'surprises' in FA Cup final

He has scored only three goals but one of them was the equaliser in the 2-1 semi-final win over Tottenham which made it eight goals in just six appearances at the national stadium. I think we have to continue to improve for next season.

United's progress under Mourinho has been impressive this season and they garnered 12 more points in the Premier League than they did in his first season.

Pep Guardiola has expressed admiration for the way Jose Mourinho sets up his teams, noting the way his players "are always like soldiers".

Conte then warned his players at the start of this season not to let their standards slip to the levels of "the last season with Mourinho". "We have another chance to play in another final against a top team".

Courtois, who won the Premier League title under the Portuguese in the 2014-15 season, said Chelsea are now better prepared for the challenge as they hope to finish the season with a piece of silverware.

Chelsea's Courtois expects Mourinho 'surprises' in FA Cup final
Chelsea's Courtois expects Mourinho 'surprises' in FA Cup final

While he would like nothing more than to lead United to victory against his old club, several of his players could also rub salt into Chelsea's wounds too.

Cahill admits that those celebrations may have encouraged a relaxed atmosphere, but, with his side struggling in the final two games of the season, he admits that it feels different this time around.

Manchester United opened its doors to the Hollywood superhero, and had no idea how far he was willing to go to promote his new film. We have to be fighting hard to win something and we have that opportunity next week. We're out of here, we're gone.

Winning the FA Cup won't make up for all that disappointment, but it will certainly boost morale heading into next season and Lukaku will be vital in making that happen for United. This game has so much at stakes for both the teams.

"A very organised game plan, for sure", Cahill said of how Mourinho will prepare United. "Experience - he's a very successful manager and that's not by luck, it's by preparation".






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