KEOWN: CONTE NEEDS FA CUP TRIUMPH MORE THAN MOURINHO

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An exciting FA Cup final await us on the 19th of May, as Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho will renew their rivalry at the Wembley Stadium for the final time this season.

Both managers are yet to win a trophy this season, and will be looking to end the season with the FA Cup.

While the competition is important for both managers, Arsenal legend Martin keown believes Conte needs to win the trophy more than Mourinho.

“We are in for a cracking final. There is so much at stake for these two managers,” Keown told the Daily Mail.

“Jose Mourinho likes to count his trophies and point to his success.

“Antonio Conte, on the other hand, is yet to win a domestic cup competition having lost last year’s FA Cup final and the final of the 2012 Coppa Italia with Juventus.

“His team won 30 of their 38 league games last season but for some reason he is yet to find a way to be successful in one-off showpieces.

“If this is to be Conte’s final game in charge at Chelsea, he will want to go out a winner. A Premier League and an FA Cup in two years would be a very good return.

“During Chelsea’s semi-final with Southampton, Conte did not sit down for the whole match. There is still plenty of fight left in him.”

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