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Chelsea last won the FA Cup in 2012 under Roberto Di Matteo, courtesy of a 2-1 victory against Liverpool, in an era when the Blues were known for ultra defensive football.

However, Cesc Fabregas insists securing the right result in the FA Cup final against Manchester United on Saturday is all that matters.

“We want to win,” he said. “In football, when you win you are the best and when you lose they doubt you, it’s as simple as that. As much as we talk about the beautiful game, which I love, nowadays it’s about winning on the day. People then forget if you did it in a good way, a lucky way, a defensive way, people forget about that unfortunately.

“We just have to play how we’ve been playing in the last few games, obviously not the last two games, even though against Huddersfield we were very unlucky, and try to do what we’ve been doing.

“In the last two years we’ve been working on the same things with Antonio so we know exactly what we want to do because we repeat it every single day, what he wants from us, so it should always be in our head. We need to take that onto the pitch on Saturday and let’s hope we can get the victory.’

Fabregas has also urged his teammates to win the cup for the fans.

“Yes, definitely,” said the midfielder when asked if he wants to give our fans something to celebrate at Wembley.

“For me and the players it’s important because they are the ones who follow us around England, Europe and all over the place, singing our names and being faithful to us. I think they definitely deserve that from us.”

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