Football: Antonio Conte must not tinker for FA Cup final, says former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien

Jonathan Tan, a financial planner, is thrilled to have his Chelsea scarf signed by Michael Essien, who was in town for the club's fan and partner activities on Tuesday.
Jonathan Tan, a financial planner, is thrilled to have his Chelsea scarf signed by Michael Essien, who was in town for the club's fan and partner activities on Tuesday.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Former star Essien says Chelsea boss knows his best team to beat United and win FA Cup

Antonio Conte said after the 3-0 final-day Premier League capitulation at Newcastle that his Chelsea side can forget about winning the FA Cup unless they improve.

Michael Essien, the boyhood Manchester United fan who now bleeds Blues blood after spending eight seasons at Stamford Bridge, does not think tomorrow's final is a foregone conclusion.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 18, 2018, with the headline 'Tinkering won't help Blues'. Print Edition | Subscribe