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Charlie Nicholas tips Chelsea for FA Cup success

Nicholas tips Chelsea for FA Cup success
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Former Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas tips Chelsea to overcome Manchester United in Saturday's FA Cup final.

Former Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas has backed Chelsea to overcome Manchester United in Saturday's FA Cup final.

Chelsea will enter the match off the back of a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle United last weekend, which saw them end the 2017-18 Premier League campaign in fifth position in the table.

United are seen as the favourites to win the trophy this weekend, but Nicholas has claimed that the Red Devils "have been average" this term, and has backed Chelsea to land the crown.

"I think the bookies are slightly edging towards Manchester United and that is perhaps due to Alexis Sanchez's record at Wembley, otherwise I don't really see them as favourites," Nicholas told Sky Sports News.

"United have been average, Chelsea have been unpredictable... I've never heard Jose Mourinho say second place is a good season and I think he could end the season empty handed as well."

United recorded a 2-1 win when the two teams last locked horns in the Premier League in February.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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