Chelsea vs Liverpool FA Cup Final 2022: Predicted Lineup |Team news | Time | Prediction
The stage is set for the 141st FA Cup final on Saturday (May 14) as Chelsea and Liverpool lock horns at the Wembley Stadium in London.
The rivals have a rich history in the competition having won the prestigious honour on multiple occasions.
While the dream of an unprecedented quadruple still exists for Liverpool, Chelsea will try to put a spanner in their work by exacting revenge having previously lost the EFL Cup final to the same opposition.
Chelsea and Liverpool: History in the FA Cup
This will be Chelsea’s 16th FA Cup final while Liverpool will stage their 15th final appearance. Both the teams share a combined 15 FA Cup titles between them with Chelsea winning on eight occasions and Liverpool triumphing of seven occasions. Interestingly, this is Chelsea’s third consecutive final appearance and fifth in six seasons.
Chelsea last won the title in 2018 under Antonio Conte’s stewardship beating Manchester United 1-0 in the final.
Since 2017 the West Londoners have made it to a Wembley final every year either in the FA Cup or EFL Cup. Liverpool’s last FA Cup success came in 2006 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as they beat West Ham United on penalties with Steven Gerrard running the show.
This year’s FA Cup final will be unique in its own as both teams also met in the EFL Cup final, a rare occasion when both English finals are contested between the two teams.
To make matters even more interesting, if Chelsea emerges victorious in the FA Cup final and Liverpool win the Premier League (PL) they could met in the FA Community Shield at the start of next season. Both Chelsea and Liverpool also met in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup.
Head to Head
The only previous meeting between the two sides in the FA Cup final came in 2012 as a Didier Drogba inspired Chelsea emerged victoriously.
Since then plenty of water has gone underneath the bridge as both Chelsea and Liverpool have conquered English and European football ever since.
Liverpool vs. Chelsea head-to-head in Cup Competitions
|27/2/22||League Cup||Final||Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool (10-11 on pens.)|
|3/3/20||FA Cup||Fifth Round||Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool|
|14/8/19||UEFA Super Cup||—||Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea (5-4 on pens.)|
|26/9/18||League Cup||Third Round||Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea|
|27/1/15||League Cup||Semi-final (2nd leg)||Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (AET)|
|20/1/15||League Cup||Semi-final (1st leg)||Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea|
|5/5/12||FA Cup||Final||Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool|
|29/11/11||League Cup||Quarter-final||Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool|
|14/4/09||Champions League||Quarter-final (2nd leg)||Chelsea 4-4 Liverpool|
|8/4/09||Champions League||Quarter-final (1st leg)||Liverpool 1-3 Chelsea|
|30/4/08||Champions League||Semi-final (2nd leg)||Chelsea 3-2 Liverpool (AET)|
|22/4/08||Champions League||Semi-final (1st leg)||Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea|
|19/12/07||League Cup||Quarter-final||Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool|
|1/5/07||Champions League||Semi-final (2nd leg)||Liverpool 1-0 Chelsea (4-1 on pens.)|
|25/4/07||Champions League||Semi-final (1st leg)||Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool|
|19/8/06||Community Shield||—||Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool|
|22/4/06||FA Cup||Semi-final||Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool|
|3/5/05||Champions League||Semi-final (2nd leg)||Liverpool 1-0 Chelsea|
|27/4/05||Champions League||Semi-final (1st leg)||Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool|
|27/2/05||League Cup||Final||Liverpool 2-3 Chelsea (AET)|
|1/11/00||League Cup||Third Round||Liverpool 2-1 Chelsea (AET)|
Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi are absent for Chelsea but Tuchel has confirmed plans to risk Mateo Kovacic despite his ankle injury.
Liverpool have a major injury blow as Fabinho will miss the clash with a hamstring injury. The Brazilian was forced to withdraw against Aston Villa in the midweek 2-1 win at Villa Park. He remains the only certain playing XI star to miss out for Liverpool.
Chelsea (3-4-3) : Edouard Mendy; Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger; Reece James, Jorginho, N'Golo Kante, Marcos Alonso; Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita; Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Luis Diaz
Date, kick-off time and venue
The FA Cup final is scheduled for a 4:45 pm BST kick-off time on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
Wembley Stadium in London will host.