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Saturday, May 14, 2022
4′: Liverpool immediately puts the pressure on
As against Manchester City in the previous round, the Reds monopolize the ball in the hope of quickly finding the fault.
2′: Jorginho looks for the opening
First move forward for Chelsea. The Blues captain searches for Lukaku in depth, but it’s too long.
⏱️ 1′: Let’s go for this final!
Chelsea kick off, Lukaku commits.
Chelsea (3-4-3): Mendy – Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rüdiger – James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso – Mount, Lukaku, Pulisic.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Djik, Robertson – Henderson, Keita, Thiago Alcantara – Salah, Mané, Diaz.
The London club can win the FA Cup this weekend for both men and women. Tomorrow it will be the women’s team’s turn to take to the Wembley pitch against Manchester City. In the event of a double win, Lauren (20) and James Reece (22) could become the first siblings to win the FA Cup. We tell you this beautiful story.
The journey of the two teams to Wembley
While the Blues had a fairly lenient draw, the Reds knocked out Premier League leaders Manchester City in the semi-finals. Jürgen Klopp’s team are therefore announced favorites, even if they have not managed to beat Chelsea this season in regulation time. The battle promises to be exciting this afternoon!
The history of the two clubs in the FA Cup
At the level of the prize list, slight advantage for Chelsea which totals 8 FA Cup, against 7 for Liverpool. Above all, Jürgen Klopp is still chasing his first trophy in the competition, while this season his team is still in contention for an incredible quadruple (Champions League, League Cup, English Cup, championship).
Fabinho absent, the other executives present at the Reds
On the other side, Liverpool must deal with the absence of their sentry. Keita therefore takes over in the middle, while the other stars of the team are well aligned.
N’Golo Kanté starts on the bench
Absent since May 1 due to an injury whose origin has not been specified by the club, the French international is in the group for this final. On the other hand, he starts on the bench, like Werner and Azpilicueta.
Hello everyone !
Welcome to this live commentary to follow the FA Cup final. Chelsea and Liverpool meet in the mythical lair of Wembley for a gala match. Kick off 5:45 p.m.
Still engaged in the fight for the title of champion of England with Manchester City, Liverpool finds Chelsea, this Saturday (5.45 p.m.), on the occasion of the FA Cup final, at Wembley. Like an air of deja vu since it is already the fourth duel between the Reds and the Blues this season. In the league, neither team had managed to get the better of the other since the two oppositions ended in a draw (1-1 at Anfield, 2-2 at Stamford Bridge).
Liverpool still want to believe in their quadruple
Finally, Liverpool – Chelsea had also been the poster for the League Cup last February. The title was decided on penalties, after a goalless draw. A dantesque session concluded at the 11th attempt and won by Liverpool. The Reds, still in the fight for the Premier League title and qualified for the Champions League final, can still believe in an incredible quadruple.
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No doubt the Blues will try to get their revenge. Thomas Tuchel’s players, already FA Cup finalists last year, failed against Leicester.
For this meeting, the London club hopes to count on the return of N’Golo Kanté. Absent in the last three matches due to a physical problem, the details of which have not been disclosed by the club, the French midfielder could be in the game this Saturday.
On the side of Liverpool, Fabinho will not be able to hold his place. The Brazilian, injured in the thigh, came out during the match against Aston Villa on Tuesday.