Look at most of the recent fa cup winners. Teams challenging on several fronts mostly who finish top 4. Elite mentality
It’s not though; Arsenal 3 FA Cup wins in the last 6 years but competing for nothing else, Wigan who were relegated, United a couple of years ago with just the Europa League to fight for and Chelsea last season with nothing to fight for and no hope of getting top 4.
Also look at the runners up in the last 6 years - Hull, Villa, Palace.
The last time 2 top 4 teams met in the final before last season was 2007, Chavs and Mancs...although Chelsea weren’t even top 4 last season.
Would be great to win it obviously, my point though is you get the lower division and bottom end Premier League team now not taking it all that seriously, resting most of their team because they want the strongest team fit for the league. Used to be just the bigger teams doing that, now you get everyone doing it.
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