FA Cup

Chelsea vs Liverpool: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
Chelsea v Liverpool - FA Cup Final 2022
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Chelsea will be aiming to halt Liverpool's bid for a quadruple as the two teams meet in the final of the FA Cup.

The Reds secured the Carabao Cup at the expense of Thomas Tuchel's side in a penalty shootout earlier this year, with Liverpool also set to meet Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Paris later this month.

Chelsea, meanwhile, bounced back from recent disappointments in the Premier League to dispatch Leeds 3-0 at Elland Road, tightening the Blues' grip on third spot ahead of the final two league matches of the season.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.


How to watch Chelsea vs Liverpool on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Saturday 14 May, 16:45 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Wembley
TV channel/live stream? BBC One, ITV (UK), ESPN+ (US)
Highlights? BBC Sport YouTube channel, The Emirates FA Cup YouTube channel
Referee? Craig Pawson
VAR? Paul Tierney


Chelsea team news

Thomas Tuchel is hopeful N'Golo Kante will be available for this weekend. The Frenchman has been missing since he was forced off against Man Utd at the end of last month.

However, the German was less buoyant on Mateo Kovacic's chances of making the clash with Liverpool, admitting the Croatian needs a "miracle" to be fit after limping off in the first half against Leeds in midweek following a reckless challenge from Dan James.


Liverpool team news

Roberto Firmino returned to Liverpool training this week and the Brazilian should be involved in Saturday's showpiece event after shaking off his injury troubles.

Even so, Klopp is unlikely to give him the nod in attack with Luis Diaz continuing to impress after arriving from Porto, while Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are indispensable figures.


Chelsea vs Liverpool head-to-head record

Only a Kepa Arrizabalaga miss on the 22nd penalty of the shootout in the Carabao Cup final denied Chelsea glory at Wembley over Liverpool this year.

In a tight contest where both goalkeepers produced some outstanding saves, it was Tuchel's decision to bring on Kepa before the end of extra time which proved Chelsea's undoing.

All three meetings between these two sides this season have ended in draws, with the Blues fighting back from 2-0 down in the first half against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in January.


Chelsea vs Liverpool score prediction

The Blues have transformed into somewhat of a deluxe cup team under Tuchel, reaching back-to-back FA Cup finals under the German after success in the Champions League final last term.

Liverpool, meanwhile, will be determined to add the second piece in their bid for a historic treble with a meeting with Real Madrid in Paris pencilled in at the end of the month to complete the set.

The finest of margins dictated the Carabao Cup meeting between these sides earlier this year but, with Chelsea's form having nosedived in the Premier League, Liverpool will fancy their chances of sealing the game in normal time.

Prediction: Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool

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