And so, there is one final match remaining in this great season. It’s a pretty big one, even with the gradually decreasing luster of the competition itself. The FA Cup final remains a massive occasion.
Winning will make the great season a fantastic season, to borrow Conte’s phrasing. Losing won’t take away from our accomplishments, certainly not in the long term, but would sure leave a sour taste for the first few weeks of the summer.
For Arsenal, without Champions League football next season for the first time in a generation, this match will be one final desperate chance to give meaning to their season. They will not lack for motivation, and for Conte, that makes them the favorites.
For Chelsea then, the task is simple. Play as well as we have since switching to the 3-4-3, and smash these fools.
There are no injuries or suspensions and if there are players angling to leave this summer, this would be a perfect time to leave on a high note.