FIFA Club World Cup 2022 : Chelsea vs Palmeiras Preview | Prediction | Lineup
The stage is set for the FIFA Club World Cup Final with Chelsea to take on Brazilian club Palmeiras on Saturday at ABU Dhabi Stadium.
The Blues will have another shot at winning the Club World, which they couldn’t win in 2012, losing to Corinthians 1-0. Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel has been a devastating force, they scrapped off to a 1-0 win over Al-Hilal thanks to a goal from Romelu Lukaku.
Tuchel side has reached their second FIFA Club World Cup final and will want to make history on Sunday evening.
While Palmeiras edged past Al Ahly with a 2-0 victory and reached their first-ever FIFA Club World Cup final. They are the second Brazilian club to reach the final after Corinthians, who ironically beat Chelsea 1-0 in the 2012 Club World final.
FIFA Club World Cup 2022: Chelsea vs Palmeiras | Form Guide
Chelsea vs Palmeiras: Trivia
- If Chelsea wins the Club World Cup final, they will become the third British club to win the trophy after Manchester United and Liverpool.
- This will be the fourth FIFA Club World Cup final between an English and Brazilian side, making it the most commonly contest in FIFA Club World Cup.
- Chelsea’s captain César Azpilicueta will play his second FIFA Club World Cup final, he was a losing finalist with Chelsea in 2012.
FIFA Club World Cup 2022: Chelsea vs Palmeiras | Predicted XI
Chelsea (3-4-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Andreas Christensen; Cesar Azpilicueta, N'Golo Kante, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso; Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, Romelu Lukaku.
Palmeiras (4-2-3-1): Weverton; Marcos Rocha, Luan Garcia, Gustavo Gomez, Joaquin Piquerez; Ze Rafael, Danilo; Dudu, Raphael Veiga, Gustavo Scarpa; Rony.
Chelsea vs Palmeiras Prediction
Chelsea will be looking to erase their past memories of the 2012 Club World Cup final and are desperate to bring the only trophy they are yet to win. Tuchel has great players at his disposal, who are ready to make amends.
Although they shouldn’t take Palmeiras lightly, who are on a 10-games unbeaten run and are the second Brazilian side to reach the final of this competition since 2012.
The Blues will be wary of repeating their past and should win their first FIFA Club World Cup trophy.