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Team News: Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial on bench as Manchester United face Chelsea in FA Cup final

Team News: Lukaku, Martial on bench for Man Utd
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Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial are on the bench ahead of Manchester United's FA Cup final encounter with Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.

Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial have been named on the bench ahead of Manchester United's FA Cup final encounter with Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.

The Belgium international faced a late fitness test on an ankle injury ahead of the showpiece encounter against his former club and has been deemed fit enough to be among the substitutes.

Martial, meanwhile, has shaken off a knee issue but will have to make do with a place on the Red Devils bench along with the likes of Eric Bailly, Juan Mata and Scott McTominay.

Jose Mourinho has made eight changes to the side that started the 1-0 win over Watford last time out, with only Ashley Young, Alexis Sanchez and Marcus Rashford retaining their starting spots.

For Chelsea, Thibaut Courtois makes his first FA Cup appearance this season, with back-up goalkeeper Willy Caballero named on the bench, while Olivier Giroud starts in attack.

Blues boss Antonio Conte has made just three changes from the team's 3-0 defeat at Newcastle United last week as Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso and Cesc Fabregas come into the starting XI.

Full-back Emerson Palmieri has joined defenders David Luiz and Ethan Ampadu in being ruled out through injury as Conte seeks to end a lacklustre season on a high note.

Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Rudiger, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso, Hazard, Giroud
Subs: Caballero, Zappacosta, Chalobah, Barkley, Willian, Pedro, Morata

Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Young, Matic, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Sanchez, Rashford
Subs: Romero, Bailly, Darmian, Mata, McTominay, Lukaku, Martial

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17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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