Thursday, 25 May 2017

Chelsea have no special plans to stop Sanchez – Moses

Chelsea have no special plans to stop Sanchez – Moses

Victor Moses said Chelsea have not made specific plans to stop Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in the FA Cup final.
Sanchez, likely to start despite carrying a thigh injury, will be key to the Gunners’ hopes of victory, but Moses said Chelsea were more focused on producing their best than nullifying his threat.

“I haven’t got a plan to stop him,” he said. “He’s had a great season, he’s done well for Arsenal, but whether he’s injured or not we’re just going to play football.”
The wing-back warned that Arsenal would be after revenge, having suffered a 3-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge earlier this season as Chelsea avenged a 3-0 loss at the Emirates in September.
The Blues went on to win a second Premier League title in three seasons while Arsenal missed out on a top-four finish for the first time since 1996.
“We still think about it [the 3-0 loss],” Moses said. “We felt very sad after that game but we played them at Stamford Bridge and won 3-1.
“They’re going to want revenge, but we’ll stick to our tactics and try and make sure we win.”
Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, speaking on the final day of the Premier League season, said Arsenal’s top-four failure made them favourites for the final and challenged his players to find the “fire in our souls” required to overcome them at Wembley.
Asked whether he had seen the hunger among his Chelsea teammates in training, Moses added: “Definitely. We want to get ourselves ready.
“It’s going to be a very hard game for us on Saturday. Arsenal are a good team with good players that can win them games. But we’re just concentrating on ourselves at the moment, working hard in training, and hopefully we’ll go and do the job.
“We don’t feel any pressure. If he [Conte] says Arsenal are the favourites I don’t know, but we’ve got good players that can win us games.”
A first FA Cup final appearance concludes what has been a breakthrough season for Moses, who credits Conte for his emergence as a wing-back since Chelsea’s switch to a 3-4-3 formation after the defeat at Arsenal.
“We’ve got a new manager here who’s willing to give everyone an opportunity,” he added. “He gave me that opportunity and I didn’t look back after that.”

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