Kante sends Chelsea into cup semis with win v 10-man United

Conte should give these 3 Chelsea players a chance in the FA Cup against Man United

Herrera's dismissal for two fouls on Eden Hazard gave the advantage to the Blues midway through the first half.

Man of the Match N'Golo Kante is more known for his drive, work-rate, tackling and intelligence at the heart of midfield for Leicester last season and now Chelsea.

When United travelled to face Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Monday, then, Mourinho might have hoped for a somewhat easier game.

And Red Devils legend Ferguson did not look to be too impressed with what he was seeing in west London. He is the only one forward with a chance to play. United were routed 4-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho responded with typical bravado, directing three fingers at the fans who once adored him to signal the trio of Premier League titles won with him at the helm.

He turned Smalling, skipped by Rojo and his shot through Matteo Darmian was deflected, only for De Gea to turn the ball around the post.

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Mkhitaryan and Lingard will cover the flanks while the defence remain unchanged.

Thibaut Courtois saved from Rashford as United were denied an equaliser, while Chelsea three times came close to a second.

The £27million man has started just seven league games this season and was recently left out of the squad for United's Europa League draw with Russian side FC Rostov.

There was an eruption of fury and a wry smile from Mourinho, who immediately withdrew Mkhitaryan and sent on Fellaini.

Mourinho is not adverse to pre-match verbal sparring or "mind games" but Conte, whose side are 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League and 17 in front of sixth-placed United, said: "I'm very focused on the pitch".

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