CABALLERO REVEALS WHAT MATTERS MOST FOR CHELSEA’S FA CUP CLASH

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Chelsea and Southampton will again lock horns for the second time in just over a week, having met in the league last weekend.

The two sides will meet each other in the semifinal of the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, and Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero is looking forward to playing at Wembley.

The Argentine has also insisted that what matters most however, is winning the FA Cup.

“For me and the team, we have good memories and moments,” Caballero told the official Chelsea website.

“One of these for me was the Norwich replay which I remember a lot. We went through by penalty shoot-out and in the last two or three years I have had good experiences in penalties. In this case you need a bit of luck to go through and we did it.

“At Leicester we did another very good job as well. We have done pretty well in the FA Cup so far and we have to keep on this way.

“This is a very important game after what we’ve done in the other competitions this season. We have to play it as a final. We are happy because all of our supporters are going to be at Wembley, but the most important thing is to ride to the final and win another trophy.

“Every time I walk around Cobham I see a lot of pictures of the team winning trophies, so for this we have the obligation and ambition to go for it,’ the 36-year-old added.

‘To finish the season playing a final and winning a trophy means we can finish well. The most important is to win again and put the name of our club on top again.”

Southampton stand between us and a place in a second successive FA Cup final on May 19, and Caballero knows that despite their lowly league position they will be dangerous opposition, as they were in the league fixture only last weekend.

He added: “They have nothing to lose. We have more pressure because we are Chelsea. The only way is to play very concentrated like it’s a final, and not think about the other sides.

“We want to go to Wembley just to play a game; we have to go to Wembley to win trophies, and the way to do that is by winning this game first.”

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