May 14, 2010

FA Cup Final




Coach Carlo Ancelotti will hope to lead Chelsea to a historic League and FA Cup double after learning his trade under two of England's managers.

While Portsmouth have fought against all the odds this season to somehow reach tomorrow's FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley.

Carlo Ancellotii
Avram Grant 

Head to head: Ancelotti vs Grant
Ancelotti's CV is undoubtedly one of the best in the game. An eight-year spell at AC Milan saw him collect one Serie A title, one Italian Super Cup, one Coppa Italia and most impressively two Champions League winners' medals. He won the Community Shield a month after his appointment as Chelsea boss and last weekend he added the Barclays Premier League trophy in his first season at Stamford Bridge and is now targeting the club's first domestic double. The Italian's winning pedigree saw him collect a host of domestic and European honours during his playing career at the San Siro too.
Grant failed to bring home any major silverware during his eight-month period at Stamford Bridge, mainly thanks to a Champions League final defeat on penalties to Manchester United in 2008. Before coming to England, the 55-year-old won back-to-back titles with Maccabi Haifa in his native Israel. He also had success with Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Petah Tikva.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Hilario, Turnbull, A Cole, Kalou, Alex, Drogba, Terry, Malouda, Lampard, Deco, Anelka, Zhirkov, J Cole, Belletti, Ballack, Kakuta, Sturridge, Ferreira, Bruma, Ivanovic.
Portsmouth (from): James, Finnan, Rocha, Mokoena, Ben-Haim, Mullins, Belhadj, Hughes, Boateng, Wilson, Yebda, Utaka, Piquionne, Diop, Dindane, Ashdown, Kanu, Smith, Basinas, Sowah, Vanden Borre, O'Hara.


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