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Chelsea vs Liverpool match: prediction, kick-off time, TV, live broadcast, team news, an hour and a half for today’s FA Cup final

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The FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Liverpool will see the two teams that competed for the League Cup against each other for only the second time in the competition’s history.

While it’s not a particularly exciting idea on paper, the way these parties last fought during February’s thrilling Wembley final whetted the appetite.

History could prove to be in the Reds’ favour, too, after League Cup winners Arsenal doubled Wembley’s victories over Sheffield Wednesday the only previous time, in 1992/93.

In fact, a 0-0 score has rarely proven so exciting, and even in the context of the Premier League, there has been very little to divide the two teams throughout the season. The two meetings in that competition ended 2-2 despite Liverpool’s healthy lead over Chelsea in the table.

Although Jurgen Klopp’s attempts to capture Manchester City have taken a beating in recent days, the German can still win all three cup competitions this season and the fact that he has already beaten Chelsea in the knockout competition cannot be ignored.

However, Thomas Tuchel’s team mastered this type of football. Under his watch, Chelsea have reached the final of every competition, and it is worth noting that they beat City in the Champions League final despite some erratic league levels. Two of the most entertaining teams in Europe, it would be just the right fit.

Here’s everything you need to know about today’s final…

Date, time and place of departure

The FA Cup Final is scheduled to take place at 4.45pm GMT on Saturday 14 May 2022.

Wembley Stadium in London will host the match.

Where do you watch the Chelsea vs Liverpool match?

TV channel: The game will be streamed for free on BBC One and ITV, with coverage starting at 4pm and 3.45pm BST respectively before kick-off at 4.45pm.

Live broadcast: BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and the ITV Hub will all offer live streaming to reach license fee payers.

direct coverage: Catch up on all the action with the Standard Sport blog dedicated to the match with Matt Ferry at Wembley. James Robson will also provide expert analysis from Earth.

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Chelsea and Liverpool team news

Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi will miss Chelsea but Tuchel confirmed his plans to risk Mateo Kovacic despite an ankle injury.

“Mathew wants to try it and the medical department has given the green light to try it,” he said on Friday. “The ligament is stretched anyway from the last accident, so there’s no new injury but there’s a lot of pain, and it’s very swollen.”

Meanwhile, Liverpool saw Fabinho limping during Tuesday’s win over Aston Villa, and Klopp has since kept the Brazilian side off. But Klopp confirmed that he would be fit for the Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 28.

Andy Robertson took a break for this match at Villa Park and Mohamed Salah was taken off the bench. Both are confirmed to start this afternoon.

Chelsea and Liverpool predictions

There hasn’t been much that differentiates the two teams this season, although Chelsea have looked a lot less organized in the big games of late. Given their firepower, Liverpool could benefit.

Liverpool won 2-1.

Face to face (H2H) history and results

(FA Cup only)

Chelsea win: 2

Draw: 0

Liverpool win: 1

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