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Chelsea Through to FA Cup Final For 2nd Consecutive Year

Chelsea have reached the FA Cup Final for the second year in a row, after seeing off Southampton 2-0 on Sunday at Wembley.

Goals from Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata secured the victory over a struggling Southampton, to book the FA Cup final date with Manchester United.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will come up against former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on the 19th May at Wembley, in what is likely to be his last game.

The Blues last played Man Utd in the final in 2007 with Mourinho guiding Chelsea so a 1-0 victory.

The Saints were outplayed for most of Sunday’s match but managed to make it to half time with a 0-0 score line. After Chelsea had gone ahead, they came close to equalising in the 72nd minute with Nathan Redmond’s low drive from distance, whilst Charlie Austin hit the post late on.

Eden Hazard was instrumental in the win, after setting up Olivier Giroud for the game’s opening goal and receiving man of the match for his contribution.

He told BBC Sport after the match that Chelsea will enjoy the FA Cup showdown with Jose Mourinho’s side.

“We gave everything, we played very good football especially in the second half and controlled the game,” he said.

“Now we go to the final and for the championship (Premier League) again and then we can think about the final against Manchester United.

“Southampton have good players, really good, so we had to be aware every time they had the ball and when you can score the second to close the game you have to do it.

“We will enjoy the final now.”

Giroud scored the opener less than one minute into the second half, while Morata who came off the bench, headed home in the 82nd minute to secure Chelsea’s win.

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