Chelsea vs Liverpool: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview
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Jurgen Klopp's men aim to keep their hopes of a quadruple alive this weekend at Wembley while the Blues look for their ninth FA Cup title
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Chelsea face Liverpool in the FA Cup final on Saturday afternoon as the two sides meet at Wembley for the second time this season.

The final of the Carabao Cup saw Liverpool triumph on penalties against the Blues back in February and the Reds are hoping for more success to keep alive their aspirations of claiming an unparalleled four trophies this term.

Ahead of the game, GOAL brings you everything you need to know, including how to watch, team news, odds and more.

Game

Chelsea vs Liverpool

Date

14/05/22

Kick-off time

4.45pm BST

Chelsea vs Liverpool TV channel, live stream & how to watch

Both BBC One and ITV are showing Chelsea vs Liverpool live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK) and the game can also be streamed live online using the BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub.

UK TV channel

UK online stream

BBC One/ITV

BBC iPlayer/ITV Hub

Betting odds & tips

Liverpool are favourites to beat Chelsea at 11/10 with Sportsbet.io. At 5/2 to win, Chelsea are considered serious underdogs.

Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota are both priced at 4/1 to be first goalscorer, while Romelu Lukaki is rated at 6/1.

The last three fixtures between these sides have ended as draws after 90 minutes and another stalemate can be backed at 13/5.

Chelsea team news & squad

Position

Players

Goalkeepers

Kepa, Mendy

Defenders

Rudiger, Silva, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Christensen, James, Sarr, Chalobah

Midfielders

Jorginho, Saul, Kovacic, Kante, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Barkley, Ziyech

Forwards

Lukaku, Werner, Havertz

Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi are long-term injury absentees and will miss the final, while Mateo Kovacic is racing to be fit after suffering a knock in midweek.

Predicted Chelsea starting XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Alonso, Mount, Havertz, Lukaku

Liverpool team news & squad

Position

Players

Goalkeepers

Alisson, Kelleher

Defenders

Konate, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Tsimikas

Midfielders

Fabinho, Thiago, Henderson, Milner, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Elliot

Forwards

Origi, Mane, Jota, Diaz, Salah, Minamino

Roberto Firmino remains Liverpool only major injury concern ahead of the final.

Predicted Liverpool starting XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Keita, Henderson, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Diaz

Recent results & form

Chelsea last five results

Liverpool last five results

Leeds 0-3 Chelsea (11/05/22)

Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool (10/05/22)

Chelsea 2-2 Wolves (07/05/22)

Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham (07/05/22)

Everton 1-0 Chelsea (01/05/22)

Villarreal 2-3 Liverpool (03/05/22)

Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea (28/04/22)

Newcastle 0-1 Liverpool (30/04/22)

Chelsea 1-0 West Ham (24/04/22)

Liverpool 2-0 Villarreal (27/04/22)

While league form counts for little in an FA Cup final, it is surely worth noting that Liverpool sit 16 points clear of their London rivals in the Premier League table and Jurgen Klopp's side are understandably highly fancied to lift the cup.

Chelsea come into the game off the back of some poor results and will have to raise their performance level if they are to claim the trophy for the first time since 2018.

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Chelsea

form

All
CHE 1 - 1 RBS
D
DIN 1 - 0 CHE
L
CHE 2 - 1 WHU
W
SOU 2 - 1 CHE
L
CHE 2 - 1 LEI
W
LEE 3 - 0 CHE
L
CHE 2 - 2 TOT
D
EVE 0 - 1 CHE
W
UDI 1 - 3 CHE
W
CHE 2 - 1 AME
W
Liverpool

form

All
LIV 2 - 1 AJX
W
NAP 4 - 1 LIV
L
EVE 0 - 0 LIV
D
LIV 2 - 1 NEW
W
LIV 9 - 0 BOU
W
MUN 2 - 1 LIV
L
LIV 1 - 1 CRY
D
FUL 2 - 2 LIV
D
LIV 0 - 3 STR
L
RBS 1 - 0 LIV
L
Head to Head
20 Matches (6 Draws)
5 Total wins 9
3 Home wins 3
2 Away wins 6
Last 5 Matches
1 Wins
2 Draw
2 Wins
CHE 0 - 0 * LIV
CHE 0 - 0 * LIV
CHE 2 - 2 LIV
LIV 1 - 1 CHE
LIV 0 - 1 CHE
4 Goals Scored 3
Games Over 2.5 Goals 1 / 5
Both Teams Scored 2 / 5
Team Comparison
  • Attack
  • Defence
  • Distribution
  • Discipline
Player Comparison

Match Facts

  1. For only the second time, the same two sides (Chelsea and Liverpool) will contest both the League Cup and FA Cup final in the same campaign. The previous occasion was 1992-93, when Arsenal beat Sheffield Wednesday in both finals.
  2. With this match a repeat of the 2021-22 League Cup final, Liverpool will look to win both of England’s domestic cup competitions in the same season for the first time since 2000-01, whilst the last team to lose both the League and FA Cup final in the same campaign were Middlesbrough in 1996-97.
  3. This will be the fourth meeting of the season between Liverpool and Chelsea, with the other three matches all ending level, despite the Reds lifting the League Cup trophy via penalties in February. The last fixture between two English top-flight sides to see more draws in the same campaign was Arsenal v Chelsea in 2017-18 (4).
  4. Liverpool and Chelsea have met once before in the FA Cup final, doing so in 2012 which the Blues won 2-1 thanks to goals from Ramires and Didier Drogba. This will be the Blues’ 16th appearance in the competition’s final compared to the Reds’ 15th, the third and fourth most occasions of all sides behind Manchester United (20) and Arsenal (21).
  5. Chelsea are the first side to qualify for three consecutive FA Cup finals since Arsenal between 2000-01 and 2002-03. However, after losing in both 2019-20 (v Arsenal) and 2020-21 (v Leicester), they are looking to avoid becoming the first side since Newcastle in 1998-99 to lose three final appearances in a row in the competition (also losing in 1973-74 & 1997-98).
  6. Liverpool have lifted the trophy in exactly 50% of their 14 previous FA Cup final appearances (7), the joint-third lowest success ratio of the nine sides to have reached the final at least 10 times, ahead of only Everton (5/13 – 38%) and Newcastle (6/13 – 46%).
  7. The last two winners of the FA Cup, Arsenal (2019-20) and Leicester (2020-21) have ended up finishing lower than their opponents (Chelsea) in both seasons. The lower ranked team at the end of the season hasn’t won the FA Cup in three consecutive years since 1976 to 1978 – Southampton (vs Man Utd), Manchester United (vs Liverpool) and Ipswich Town (vs Arsenal).
  8. This match will be both Chelsea and Liverpool’s 41st match at Wembley Stadium as a neutral venue, leaving just Arsenal (42) and Manchester United (52) with more such appearances there. The Blues (55%) are one of just two sides to have played there as neutrals more than 10 times with a winning ratio of more than 50% (22/40), alongside Nottingham Forest (7/11 – 64%).
  9. In Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp and Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, the FA Cup final will see two German managers go head-to-head for the very first time, with the one emerging victorious the first German boss to get their hands on the trophy.
  10. Having been in charge of Chelsea for just one year and 108 days (on the day of this game), Thomas Tuchel is set to take charge of his fourth major domestic/European final at the club (2x FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League), with no manager taking charge of more in the club’s history (José Mourinho also 4).
  11. Jürgen Klopp is set to become just the second Liverpool manager to take charge of the club in the final of four major domestic/European competitions (League Cup, Europa League, Champions League and FA Cup), after Bob Paisley (League Cup, FA Cup, UEFA Cup, European Cup).
  12. The 2021-22 FA Cup final will be the 19th managerial meeting in all competitions between Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp and Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel, meaning Klopp will have faced only Dieter Hecking (21) and Pep Guardiola (24) more often as a manager. In the two knockout ties between the men, Klopp has defeated Tuchel on both occasions – the 2015-16 Europa League quarter-final and the 2021-22 League Cup final.
  13. Sadio Mané has scored six goals against Chelsea since moving to Liverpool in 2016-17, with no other player netting more often vs the Blues in this time. Following the Senegalese’s brace in the semi-final v Man City, he is looking to become the first Liverpool player to score in consecutive Wembley appearances (when used as a neutral venue) since Phillipe Coutinho in April 2015 & February 2016.
  14. No player has had a direct hand in more FA Cup goals this season than Chelsea’s Timo Werner (2 goals, 3 assists), which is also the outright most of any player for the two sides in the final. The last players to contribute directly to more Chelsea goals in the same campaign in the competition were both Pedro (6) and Willian (7) in 2016-17, though they did end up on the losing side to Arsenal in the final at Wembley that season.
  15. Since his first season within the Chelsea first team ahead of the 2019-20 campaign, no player has made more club appearances at Wembley Stadium than Mason Mount (6), who has now scored twice there – in the semi-final v Crystal Palace last month and vs Man Utd in July 2020 in another FA Cup semi-final. However, Mount is yet to get his hands on a trophy following a Wembley final, losing the 2020 and 2021 FA Cup finals, and the 2022 League Cup final.
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