Frank Lampard has set his sights on concluding an impressive first season as Chelsea manager by leading the Blues to FA Cup glory against Arsenal on Saturday.
Lampard enjoyed four FA Cup final victories as a Chelsea player, but getting his hands on the first trophy of his nascent managerial career would be an even more significant moment for the 42-year-old.
Having led Chelsea into next season’s Champions League via a top four finish in the Premier League, Lampard heads to Wembley surfing a wave of positivity.
Chelsea’s influential duo N’Golo Kante and Willian have recovered from injuries and are back in contention for Saturday’s final.
Kante has missed Chelsea’s last six matches in all competitions due to a hamstring injury while Willian sat out their crucial Premier League win over Wolverhampton Wanderers that ensured the club qualified for the Champions League.
“Kante and Willian are in the squad and we will see if they are fit enough to be involved in the starting 11,” said Lampard.
Lampard will be pitted against another young manager in Mikel Arteta – whose Arsenal side beat Manchester City to reach the final.