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This weekend, there will be a fierce duel for the 2021/2022 FA Cup title. Yes, Chelsea will meet Liverpool in the final at Wembley Stadium, Saturday (14/5/2022) night at 22:45 WIB.
While Chelsea advanced to the top party after ejecting Crystal Palace with a score of 2-0 in the semifinals. Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount scored two goals for Chelsea.
For both teams, this meeting will also be a repeat of the Carabao Cup final this season. Liverpool came out as champions at that time by winning on penalties 11-10 (0-0) at Wembley Stadium, February 28, 2022.
It’s worth waiting for who will come out victorious in the 2021/2022 FA Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool this weekend.
2021/2022 FA Cup Final
Chelsea is expected to appear with full strength in the FA Cup final match. Thomas Tuchel has no worries about playing his main 11 mainstay. The remaining EPL matches do not determine anything for the Blues. On the other hand, Jurgen Klopp in the Liverpool camp still has to think about the condition of the players before determining the starting line-up.
The reason is, the Reds still have to play the remaining 3 Premier League matches and face Real Madrid in the UCL final. However, the Liverpool squad is filled with high confidence after successfully beating Aston Villa 1-2 on Tuesday (10/5) night. The Reds had trailed 1-0 early in the game before turning things around through goals from Joel Matip and Sadio Mane.
In that match, Klopp did not field his best squad. Thiago, Mohamed Salah, and Firmino were not introduced since the start of the match. This is recognized by Klopp as something difficult to do. However, in the end it yielded positive results. “I’ve known the players for a long time – if I asked them they would all say, ‘I can play’, so I didn’t ask. I have to make this decision myself,” explained the German coach. “Now we have to recover, really recover and then play in the FA Cup final because obviously there is no mercy anywhere. We caused this situation to happen by qualifying for all the finals, which is obviously something really big.” .
Liverpool must be wary of Chelsea’s strength. Moreover, the Blues will welcome the match later with a mission of revenge. In the Carabao Cup final last February, the London Blues lost to the Reds with a score of 11-10 on penalties. However, before realizing the revenge mission, Chelsea still have to undergo 1 match from the EPL event this week. Precisely on Thursday (12/5) early morning, the Blues will face Leeds at Elland Road Stadium.
This will be the 4th meeting between the two teams this season. On a number of occasions, the battle between the two teams was always tight. The previous three matches have always ended in a draw in normal time. Most recently, in February, Chelsea met Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final. Both played a goalless draw throughout 90 minutes of normal time and 2×15 minutes of extra time. In the end, the Reds managed to become champions after winning the penalty shootout with a score of 11-10.