In the FA Cup final on Saturday, favorites Liverpool meet Chelsea at the legendary Wembley Stadium. This is the second final these two sides play this season after battling in February’s EFL Cup final. It is also their fourth meeting overall. No goals were scored in that EFL Cup final but Liverpool needed 11 converted penalties to go 11-10 past the Blues. This time Liverpool are expected to come out on top again as the Blues look to add that piece of hardware alongside the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup in a wild season highlighted by the change of ownership. In all three meetings this season, two of which were in the Premier League, neither team has won on average.
Here are our stories, how to watch the game and more:
How to see and odds
date: Saturday May 14 | time: 11:45 a.m. ET
Location: Wembley Stadium – London, United Kingdom
TV: No | Live broadcast: ESPN+
Opportunities: Chelsea +255; Draw +255; Liverpool +105 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
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Chelsea: N’Golo Kante is back in training for the Blues and it comes at good time given the injury woes at the defence. Jorginho has only recently returned but Mateo Kovacic’s status is unclear after Dan James suffered a nasty fight over the weekend. Otherwise, Thomas Tuchel has his core competencies available for this duel.
Tuchel said on Friday that Kovacic’s injury was nothing new, but rather pain from an existing ligament tear.
“It’s quite surprising to be in the situation where we can try and Mateo wants to try. And the medical department gave the green light to try,” said Tuchel before the game. “The advantage is that the torn ligament is from the last incident [in the FA Cup semifinal], so no new injury, just severe pain. His ankle was badly swollen. We hope that maybe there will be enough time to make it happen.”
Liverpool: The only real injury concern for Liverpool lies with Fabinho, who was substituted off against Aston Villa in the middle of the week. The Brazilian is struggling with a hamstring problem and doesn’t look like he’s going to play in that case. Manager Jurgen Klopp said on Friday that Fabinho will be back for the Champions League final on May 28 against Real Madrid on CBS and Paramount+. The problem Klopp faces is the requirement and obligation to rotate players with such a crowded fixture list while the team is still fighting for three more trophies.
“If you get three or four trophies, it’s clear whether you get them or not. It’s a busy season but it will never happen that the FA Cup is just a normal game. It’s a special game and, for some, the biggest of their careers. We want to enjoy it and deliver for our people,” said Klopp in his pre-game press conference.
But he considers the EFL Cup final win over the Blues a win. He wants his team to be hungry and show what they didn’t do in this game on Saturday.
“We didn’t ‘beat’ Chelsea. We won the penalty shootout,” said Klopp. “I’ve said a couple of times that you don’t stand a chance without luck and luck was on our side that day. We know how good Chelsea are. Both teams will give their all.”
Mohamed Salah punishes his old team, scores twice and leads the Reds to cup victory. Choose: Liverpool 2 Chelsea 1
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