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Antonio Conte admits he's anxious that Chelsea's Premier League celebrations could affect their chances of winning the FA Cup final.

Welbeck missed the FA Cup final in 2015 through injury as Arsenal won the competition for the second time in as many years but the England global is looking ahead to Saturday's showdown against the newly crowned Premier League champions.

The Stamford Bridge club, who face Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday, issued a statement on Wednesday confirming their plans for a parade to mark their top-flight title triumph had been shelved.

"We won the game in the first half really".

"That is not decided", Wenger said during his pre-match press conference, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.

The club lost just three league games all season, to which they owe a lot to the performances of their goalkeeper.

"We'll have to find solutions and hopefully I will find the good solutions". Figures like back-to-back League victor and PFA player of the year N'Golo Kante and attackers Eden Hazard and Diego Costa have been instrumental in winning the league title and will carry forward plenty of momentum, as well as the mental edge over a shaky Arsenal squad.

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Most people would agree that the captain should be one of the first names on the team-sheet so every time Terry was left out, would that not mean Chelsea were not at their best?

Ramsey said: "I think the way we started the [home] game was very good".

But he has never before gone into a final knowing it is his last hope of salvaging anything from the season, after Arsenal missed out on the top four and fell by the wayside in the League Cup and Champions League.

Mertesacker has not started a game in nearly 13 months and Wenger admitted selecting the German might depend on the formation Arsenal play.

"Short-term, we are just thrilled to be in that final with our manager".

Arsenal go into the FA Cup final with major problems at centre-back after suffering a double blow in Sunday's Premier League win over Everton. "We're going to try and stop them because we want the double".

Chelsea have cancelled their Premier League victory parade planned for Sunday in the wake of the terror attack in Manchester that claimed 22 lives.

  • Tabitha Byrd