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

Chelsea vs Liverpool promises to be an epic FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday (kick-off, 11.45am ET) as Jurgen Klopp’s machine aims to keep their four-time hopefuls alive.

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Liverpool have already beaten Chelsea in the League Cup final at Wembley earlier this season by winning 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. Given they already have the League Cup trophy, they are just behind Manchester City in the Premier League title race. the last two games 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 fortnight for Liverpool, even by their own high standards. Klopp’s Liverpool are a ruthless machine and will have to stop if they don’t win at least two more trophies.

As for Chelsea, it is the fourth major final that Thomas Tuchel has reached in just over a year as Blues boss (two FA Cup finals, a League Cup final and the League final champions) and he would very much like to win that trophy to go along with the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, Chelsea have already added to the trophy cabinet in 2021-22. Chelsea’s bid for the Premier League title hasn’t materialized this season, but they are still very dangerous and Tuchel still seems to be a good match for Klopp, as Liverpool’s high pressing is often stifled by the solid 3-4 formation. 2-1 from Chelsea. Chelsea have reached the FA Cup final in each of the past two seasons, but have lost to Arsenal and Leicester City each time. Third time lucky?

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

Kick-off: 11:45 a.m. ET, Saturday
TV channel, online broadcast: ESPN+
Live updates via NBCSports.com onsite at Wembley


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

LIVERPOOL WIN THE FA CUP! Tsimikas is the hero. They win 6-5 on penalties after Mason Mount’s effort is saved. The quadruple dream is still alive.

Sadio Mane had the chance to win, but Edouard Mendy saves her. 4-4. Wow.

Alisson saves! Great stop to deny Azpilicueta. Thiago scores, then Reece James scores then Firmino scores. Liverpool lead 3-2 after three penalties apiece.

Marcos Alonso first and he scores. James Milner scores. 1-1.

PENALTY BLOWS!

Not much at the end of the second half of extra time. Both teams seem broken.

Loftus-Cheek and Azpilicueta for Pulisic and Chalobah.

Chelsea had plenty of chances as Alexander-Arnold hooks the ball with Pulisic hiding.

We are in overtime. Joel Matip replaces Virgil van Dijk.

FULL TIME: Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool – We will have extra time here at Wembley.

Luis Diaz curls up again. How many hits did he get today!?

POST AGAIN! Andy Robertson arrives at the far post but hammers his shot against the post. I didn’t quite understand. Great luck.

PUBLISH! Luis Diaz cuts outside the post as his shot to the near post is inches from target.

CLOSE! Chances at both ends as Pulisic fires a low kick wide and then Luis Diaz curves in inches at the other end. It’s 0-0 but there are plenty of chances. 20 mins to do…

A delightful and inviting cross from Andy Robertson, but no Liverpool were close inside the penalty area. Alonso clears.

Jota fires a low kick past the far post. Liverpool create opportunities on the counter.

Chelsea building pressure. Pulisic recovers the ball and it almost arrives at the end of a cross but Alexander-Arnold clears, then Alonso almost ends up at the far post.

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

CROSS-BAR! Alonso’s free-kick flies past everyone and jumps off the crossbar and out.

TO SAFEGUARD! Pulisic denied by Alisson. Nice save from the Liverpool keeper but the effort was a little too close to Alisson. Nice game from Lukaku to set up luck.

Marcos Alonso fires a shot wide after Mason Mount lets the ball run and Pulisic whips in a big cross.

HALF-TIME: Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool – Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota had big chances for Liverpool, while Christian Pulisic and Marcos Alonso both came closer for Chelsea. Liverpool started very well but Chelsea regained control, especially after Mohamed Salah was injured. It’s a blow for Liverpool and let’s see if they will be fit for the Champions League final.

FINISHED! Andy Robertson whips a cross for Jota but he backfires. Big missed opportunity for Liverpool.

WOUND: Mohamed Salah is on the ground and he comes out injured. Diogo Jota is on. Salah and Jurgen Klopp were deep in conversation during the break in play just before it fell. Blow to Liverpool.

Moments later, Pulisic leapt up and set up Alonso, but his first touch felt a little heavy and Alisson saved from six yards out. The Liverpool goalkeeper then needed treatment for a knee injury as he collided with Alonso

SO CLOSE! Christian Pulisic is on the verge of giving Chelsea the lead. Superb move to the right as Reece James and Mason Mount combine. Pulisic stares at the sky in disbelief. He thought he had scored. The shot came from his ankle.

Best game for Chelsea as Reece James finds Romelu Lukaku in the box but he managed and the whistle sounded. The ball fell on Pulisic but he dragged his shot just wide. Much better.

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

TO SAFEGUARD! Edouard Mendy denies Diaz, who was played clear. The ball spins towards the goal but Chalobah clears and then Keita’s rebound is just wide. Wow. Liverpool well above and Diaz is having the best time of his life. It has acres of space.

CLOSE! Luis Diaz cuts in from the left but his shot/cross narrowly escapes Thiago in the box. A cross is then whipped but Salah walks towards him.

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

TO START UP: We’re underway here at Wembley as the smoke from the pre-match pyro show is still billowing. What noise. What a game this promises to be.

The team news has arrived and the big surprise is that Romelu Lukaku and Christian Pulisic retain their places in attack ahead of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner. Trevoh Chalobah also starts ahead of Cesar Azpilicueta. Liverpool start Konate on Matip in the center of the back, while Keita, Henderson and Thiago start in midfield with Salah, Mane and Diaz up front.

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. It’s gonna be fun. Let’s go!


How many FA Cups have Chelsea and Liverpool won

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

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

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


Head-to-head record between Chelsea and Liverpool

The two have met 191 times in history. Chelsea have 65 wins, Liverpool lead with 83 wins and there have been 43 draws.


Chelsea squad news, injuries, roster

Both N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic were injury doubts but Kovacic starts and Kante is on the bench. Tuchel has plenty of attacking options and he’s gone with in-form Romelu Lukaku in a central role with Pulisic and Mount under him.

Liverpool squad news, injuries, roster

Fabinho is definitely out for Liverpool, but the good news is that the Brazilian midfielder will be ready for the Champions League final (so Klopp said) and the Reds also have plenty of depth in midfield. center field. Fabinho is Liverpool’s only other injury problem as Salah, Mane and Diaz start attacking.


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