Cesc Fabregas has backed Arsenal to overcome Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final, claiming the Gunners need the victory more than Frank Lampard’s side does.
Fabregas’ two former Premier League sides meet at Wembley on Saturday in a final that is sure to have a strange atmosphere to it due to the lack of fans in attendance.
Whilst both clubs ended the season relatively strongly, the Gunners missed out on European football while Chelsea qualified for the Champions League.
Fabregas feels that this means Arsenal need to claim victory in order to improve confidence and qualify for Europe.
“Arsenal need it more,” Fabregas told the Daily Telegraph.
“Chelsea basically every year has won a trophy, so it’s a different animal in this case.
“In terms of trophies, Arsenal needs it more and for confidence for next year and getting into Europe.
“Chelsea are in the Champions League and Arsenal has nothing at the moment.”
The midfielder sat on the fence when asked about whether he loved Arsenal or Chelsea more, however.
Having come through the youth ranks at the Gunners before spending five years at Chelsea after a stint in Barcelona, Fabregas said the love he feels for both sides is part of the beauty of football.
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