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Chelsea vs Liverpool live! Score, updates, how to watch the FA Cup final

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Chelsea vs Liverpool promises to be an epic FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday (kickoff, 11:45am ET) as the Jurgen Klopp machine aims to keep all four of its hopes alive.

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Liverpool have already beaten Chelsea in the League Cup final at Wembley earlier this season, as they won 11-10 on penalties in a classic final. Klopp has never won the FA Cup and this is the first time he has reached the final since joining Liverpool in October 2015. Since they already have the League Cup trophy, they are just behind Manchester City in the race. for the Premier League title going into the last two matches and are in the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid in Paris on May 28, this final represents the start of what could be a historic two weeks for the Liverpool, even by their own standards. Klopp’s Liverpool are a ruthless machine and it will take a while for them to stop collecting at least two other trophies.

As for Chelsea, this is the fourth major final Thomas Tuchel has reached in just over a year as Blues boss (two FA Cup finals, one League Cup final and one Champions League final). ) and would love to win this trophy to go along with it. the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup Chelsea have already been added to the trophy cabinet in 2021-22. Chelsea’s Premier League title bid didn’t materialize this season, but they remain highly dangerous and Tuchel always seems to deal well with Klopp as Liverpool’s pressure is often stifled by the solid 3-4 formation. Chelsea 2-1. Chelsea have reached the FA Cup final in each of the last two seasons but lost to Arsenal and Leicester City on both occasions. Third time lucky?

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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Chelsea vs Liverpool.

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How to watch Chelsea vs Liverpool live, stream link and start time

Kickoff: 11:45 a.m. ET, Saturday
TV Channel, Online Streaming: ESPN+
Live updates via NBCSports.com on site at Wembley


Chelsea vs Liverpool live analysis! – By Joe Prince-Wright at Wembley Stadium

Not much happened at the end of the second half of extra time. Both teams look devastated.

Loftus-Cheek and Azpilicueta enter through Pulisic and Chalobah.

Chelsea have had plenty of chances when Alexander-Arnold hooks the ball with Pulisic on the prowl.

We are underway in extra time. Joel Matip replaces Virgil van Dijk.

FULL TIME: Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool – We’ll get extra time here at Wembley.

Luis Díaz coils wide again. How many drinks has he had today!?

POST AGAIN! Andy Robertson reaches the far post but hits the post with his shot. I didn’t get it right. Great opportunity.

MAIL! Luis Díaz cuts the outside of the post when his shot towards the near post goes inches from the goal.

CLOSE! Chances at both ends as Pulisic shoots a low shot wide, then Luis Diaz curls inches wide at the other end. It is 0-0 but the chances are not lacking. 20 minutes to go…

Delicious and inviting cross from Andy Robertson, but no Liverpool came close to him inside the six-yard box. Alonso clears.

Jota fires a low shot and deflected to the far post. Liverpool creating chances on the counter.

Chelsea generate pressure. Pulisic recovers the ball and almost reaches the end of a cross but Alexander-Arnold clears, then Alonso almost finishes at the far post.

CLOSE! Luis Diaz spins superbly and drills a low shot just wide. Good play by Jota in the preparation. The game has opened up a bit now.

CROSSBAR! Alonso’s free kick flies over everyone and hits the crossbar and goes out.

SAVE! Pulisic denied by Alisson. Good save from the Liverpool goalkeeper, but the effort was too close to Alisson. Beautiful play by Lukaku to set up the occasion.

Marcos Alonso shoots wide after Mason Mount let the ball run and Pulisic finished off a great cross.

HALFTIME: Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool – Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota have had big chances for Liverpool, while Christian Pulisic and Marcos Alonso have been close for Chelsea. Liverpool started very well, but Chelsea have gained control, especially after Mohamed Salah’s injury. That is a big blow for Liverpool and we will see if they will be fit for the Champions League final.

FINISHED! Andy Robertson throws a cross for Jota, but it goes wide. Great opportunity wasted by Liverpool.

INJURY: Mohamed Salah is out and injured. Diogo Jota enters. Salah and Jurgen Klopp were in deep conversation at half-time in the game just before he went down. Big blow for Liverpool.

Moments later, Pulisic cleared and assisted Alonso, but his first touch was a bit heavy and Alisson made the save from under six yards. The Liverpool goalkeeper then needed treatment for a knee injury when he collided with Alonso.

SO CLOSE! Christian Pulisic is inches away from giving Chelsea the lead. Magnificent move down the right as Reece James and Mason Mount combine. Pulisic looks up at the sky in disbelief. He thought he had scored. The shot came out of his ankle.

The best move for Chelsea when Reece James finds Romelu Lukaku in the box, but he managed and the whistle blows. The ball fell to Pulisic but he dragged his shot just wide. Better.

Chelsea have barely chained a few passes together so far. Liverpool play very direct and look for Luis Díaz all the time.

SAVE! Edouard Mendy denies Díaz, who played fair. The ball spins towards the goal, but Chalobah clears it, then Keita’s rebound is just wide. Wow. Liverpool well up and Diaz is having the time of his life. He has acres of space.

CLOSE! Luis Díaz cuts from the left but his shot / cross is missed by Thiago in the area. He then he throws a cross, but Salah heads.

A very simple message from both groups of players before the match.

KICK OFF: We’re underway here at Wembley while the smoke from the pre-match fireworks display is still swirling. What a noise. What game promises to be this.

The team news arrives and the big surprise is that Romelu Lukaku and Christian Pulisic keep their place in the attack ahead of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner. Trevoh Chalobah also starts ahead of Cesar Azpilicueta. Liverpool start with Konate over Matip in the center of defence, while Keita, Henderson and Thiago start in midfield with Salah, Mane and Diaz at the top.

Welcome to a glorious sunny day here at Wembley. What a setting for what should be an incredible final between two giants of the English game. This is going to be fun. let’s go!


How many FA Cups have Chelsea, Liverpool won?

Chelsea have won eight FA Cup trophies in their history, last winning the trophy in 2018.

Liverpool have won seven FA Cup trophies in their history, the last time they won the trophy was in 2006.

Both teams have been runners-up seven times, so Chelsea have reached the final 15 times (including reaching the final 12 times in the last 25 years).


Record of the clashes between Chelsea and Liverpool

The two have met 191 times in history. Chelsea has 65 wins, Liverpool is at the top with 83 wins and there have been 43 draws.


Chelsea team news, injuries, lineup

N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic were doubtful due to injury, but Kovacic is the starter and Kante is on the bench. Tuchel has plenty of options in attack and opted for fit Romelu Lukaku in a central role with Pulisic and Mount under him.

Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup

Fabinho is definitely out of Liverpool, but the good news is that the Brazilian holding midfielder will be fit for the Champions League final (that’s what Klopp said) and the Reds have plenty of depth in midfield too. Fabinho is Liverpool’s only other injury concern as Salah, Mane and Diaz all start in attack.


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