Conte vows to end season in style

18 May 2018 10:08:10 EST

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is determined to bring a difficult season to a close by beating Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

Conte will be coming up against Jose Mourinho in the Wembley clash on Saturday and relations between the two managers have thawed recently after they had been involved in several tetchy spats in the past.

Conte had suggested Mourinho had senile dementia but it has since been revealed that the duo shared a glass of wine together after Chelsea lost 2-1 at Old Trafford in February.

Conte said: "There is a normal relationship between me and him and for sure I will shake his hand. Then we will think about the game."

After guiding Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge, Conte's side have struggled this term and they could only finish fifth in the final table amid rumours that the Italian will be heading for pastures new this summer.

Conte, who has never won a cup final as a coach, added: "It's important to think together about our season and the possibility to win another trophy. For sure, it would be a great achievement for the team, for the players, for the club, for our fans.

"In my career, I have played another cup final, in Italy, in my first season at Juventus and we lost. And last season we (Chelsea) lost against Arsenal. But we win or lose together. I don't win or lose alone.

"I don't know (if there will be a summer of change). For sure, we must be focused on Saturday's game. For us, this game is very important. We've had a difficult season, but we can finish that season with a trophy."

Chelsea can be backed at 4/5 lift the FA Cup on Saturday while they are 10/1 to win the match from behind. They are also available at 12/1 to win the 2018/19 Premier League title.

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