Chelsea will aim to block Liverpool’s bid for a quad if the two face each other in the FA Cup final. The Reds secured the Carabao Cup earlier this year at the expense of Thomas Tuchel’s side on penalties, while Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Paris later this month. Meanwhile, Chelsea bounced back from their recent Premier League disappointment, beating Leeds 3-0 at Elland Road, helping the Blues solidify their third-place spot ahead of his final two games of the season is ready. Everything you need to know about the game is here.
How to Watch Chelsea vs. Liverpool Live on TV/Stream
When exactly does the game begin? 16:45 on Saturday, May 14 (BST)
Where will the game be held? Television station/live stream? Wembley
Highlights from BBC One, ITV (UK), and ESPN+ (US) YouTube channels for BBC Sport and Emirates FA Cup Referee? Craig Pawson
VAR? Paul Tierney
Chelsea squad news
Thomas Tuchel is optimistic that N’Golo Kante will be ready this weekend. The Frenchman has been AWOL since being substituted against Manchester United at the end of last month. However, the German was less optimistic about Mateo Kovacic’s prospects of appearing against Liverpool, saying the Croatian needs a “miracle” to be fit after hobbling off in the first half against Leeds in midweek due to a dangerous challenge from Dan James.
News about the Liverpool squad
Roberto Firmino resumed to Liverpool training this week, and the Brazilian should be available for Saturday’s showpiece event after recovering from an injury. Nonetheless, Klopp is unlikely to give him the nod in attack, with Luis Diaz continuing to improve since his arrival from Porto, and Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane all crucial.
Head-to-head record between Chelsea and Liverpool
Only a Kepa Arrizabalaga mistake on the 22nd penalty in the shootout in the Carabao Cup final this year denied Chelsea victory over Liverpool at Wembley. Tuchel’s decision to send in Kepa before the conclusion of extra time proved to be Chelsea’s undoing in a close match in which both goalkeepers produced some superb saves. All three encounters between these two teams this season have resulted in draws, with the Blues rallying from a 2-0 first-half deficit against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in January.
Score prediction for Chelsea vs. Liverpool
Tuchel has converted the Blues into a luxury cup team, with the club reaching back-to-back FA Cup finals after winning the Champions League final the previous season. Meanwhile, Liverpool will be determined to add the second piece to their historic triple, with a meeting with Real Madrid in Paris scheduled for the end of the month to complete the set. The Carabao Cup match between these teams earlier this year was decided by the smallest of margins, but with Chelsea’s play in the Premier League having plummeted, Liverpool will like their chances of winning in regular time.
Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool Prediction