Embed from Getty ImagesChelsea boss Antonio Conte said he had no choice but to choose Olivier Giroud ahead of Alvaro Morata for the 1-0 victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup final.Giroud started up front, with matchwinner Eden Hazard playing just behind the Frenchman.The tactics, which saw an interchangeable midfield three of N’Golo Kante, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Cesc Fabregas, drew criticism from United’s manager Jose Mourinho who said his former side relied on long balls and were predictable.Conte said: “For sure, Alvaro is an important player. But I made an important decision because the only way to win this cup against Manchester United was to play a really strong physical player to hold up the ball and to link with Hazard.”The ploy worked, with Hazard winning and scoring the penalty that delivered an eighth FA Cup success in the club’s history and a fifth in 12 years.Conte said dropping Morata was harsh, but he still expects the Spanish striker to be part of his country’s World Cup squad.“In the past I did this job with the Italy national team but for the World Cup Morata is right to stay in the 23-man squad,” Conte added.“I am seeing him every day and after this tough season Morata has improved a lot in his first season in England.“Morata now is in really good form.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndo
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sounded the poll bugle for the Assembly polls by announcing a rath yatra across the State.Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will ride the rath, with slogans such as ‘Abki Bar 220 ke Par’ and ‘Ek Bar Fir Shiv Shahi Sarkar’ on it, the party announced on Saturday. The journey will begin in August, covering all the constituencies before winding up in Mumbai. The elections to the 288 seats of the Assembly are due in October, and both Shiv Sena and the BJP are likely to fight it together. The journey, in parts, will be completed by the Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and former party president Amit Shah, BJP leader Chandrakant Patil said on Saturday.The CM post“The three leaders will decide which party will get to have its chief minister,” said Mr. Patil when asked if the Sena would have one of its candidates as the chief minister this time. The BJP held a marathon meeting of its core committee on Saturday and discussed the possibility of government formations late this year. Senior leaders said the committee is of the opinion the chief minister should belong to the BJP under all circumstances. “But the focus of both the parties would be to win maximum number of seats. The rath yatra will also be used to highlight the works done by the BJP-Sena government in the last five years. The elections are likely to be held between October 15 and 20 and a code of conduct would come into place a month earlier, BJP leaders said. The party is looking to induct new members and has set a target of 25 lakh members. The BJP said three years ago it had achieved the target of adding 1.11 crore new members and believes it can easily achieve the latest target before the polls in the State. “Nearly 20,000 volunteers have been assigned the work,’ Mr. Patil said.