Chelsea right-wing-back, Victor Moses has set his mind on rewriting history in the English FA Cup this weekend, as he wants a better outing that he had last year against Arsenal.
Ahead of Saturday’s ultimate clash with Manchester United at Wembley Stadium, Moses says he is not thinking of rivalry with anyone, only to make up for the red card he got in last year’s finale.
Moses says he is not out to prove United’s boss, Jose Mourinho wrong for twice loaning him out during his days at Stamford Bridge, but he wants to finally bury memories of last season’s Wembley heartbreak, as The Blues attempt to get their hands on one of the most prestigious trophies in English football.
Chelsea last won the FA Cup in 2012 and will attempt to lift the vaunted trophy for the eighth time, and will now fancy their chances after overcoming Southampton in the semi-finals to book a trip to England’s ‘Home of Football.’
They will be particularly desperate to win, having suffered a bitter defeat to London rivals Arsenal in the final last season, but they face a United side chasing 13th title, which would put them level with Arsenal as the most successful team in the competition’s history.
The Red Devils saw off Tottenham Hotspur in the other semi-final, with an opportunity for Mourinho to add another piece of silverware to his collection since taking the reins at Old Trafford, after last winning the competition in 2006, while in charge at Chelsea.
The Blues will hope to join Tottenham as the third most successful team in FA Cup history by beating Mourinho’s United at Wembley.
Moses was not in action in Chelsea’s first four matches of this season’s FA Cup but has gone the distance in the last two, and looks like a sure bet for Saturday’s fixture.
Ahead of the game, Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte also spoke about the dismissal of Moses in last year’s final, and remembers how the star’s exit had an impact on the game.
Moses was first booked in the 57th minute for a foul on his former strike partner in the Young Lions, Danny Welbeck, before he was given his marching orders for a dive in the box on 68 minutes.
”I remember very well the last final against Arsenal and for sure it was a strange game. If you remember the first goal wasn’t good.
”Then we were able to come back, go 1-1 and then we finished with ten men because there was a red card for Moses.
“It was a strange final and it was a pity because we had the possibility to do the double. This season we have the chance to win this trophy and we deserve to have this chance.
”As you know very well we have to fight against a really good team. We want to win and lift the trophy,” Conte said at Friday’s press conference.