The following is the prediction for the English FA Cup final match between Chelsea vs Liverpool on Saturday (14/05/22) evening WIB, the duel between German coaches to win the historic trophy on British soil.
Competing at Wembley stadium, a fierce duel for the trophy from the world’s oldest football championship, the FA Cup, will bring together Chelsea against 6 champions, Liverpool.
Ahead of the meeting between the two teams, Chelsea as a club capable of appearing in the last two FA Cup finals, looks less favored than Liverpool.
Although in the 2011/12 FA Cup final, Chelsea managed to beat Liverpool with a score of 2-1, but throughout 2022, the performance and internal conditions of the Blues are in an unfavorable situation.
After being left by Roman Abramovich as the owner of the club, Chelsea’s performances so far have not found good consistency.
It is evident from Chelsea’s last five matches in all competitions, Thomas Tuchel’s squad has only experienced two wins and two draws.
In contrast to Liverpool, which looks very superior after recording four wins and only one draw from the last five games.
In addition, Chelsea also seemed not to be sheltered by the goddess of luck in the FA Cup final. Where in the last two editions, the Blues failed to win after falling in the top match.
Not only fighting for the prestigious FA Cup title, the Chelsea vs Liverpool duel will also be a competition for German coaches in each team.
In the Chelsea camp, there is Thomas Tuchel who managed to bring the Blues to win the Champions League last season, while at Liverpool there is Jurgen Klopp, who has been at Anfield for 7 years.
Both have flashy achievements on the blue continent, it is interesting to look forward to the duel of fellow English League giants in the race for the FA Cup title this season at the weekend.
Player to Watch Mason Mount (Chelsea) Facing Liverpool which is known to have a tough and difficult defense line, Chelsea is predicted to maximize the speed of its midfielders to provide through passes. One of the players who could be the key to Chelsea’s game later is Mason Mount.
Playing behind the main striker, the 23-year-old midfielder will serve as a liaison between the midfield and forwards and regulate the rhythm of the Blues’ game. Mason Mount’s vision of play has looked very good all season. Evidently, he became Chelsea’s most assists contributor with 16 in all competitions. In addition, Mason Mount also has a pretty sharp goal instinct. Noted, the former Derby County player was able to score 13 goals and became the top scorer for both clubs after Romelu Lukaku.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Meanwhile in the Liverpool camp, the presence of Mohamed Salah is clearly a serious threat to Chelsea’s defense. The Egyptian player must receive special attention from the Blues defenders. The reason is, throughout this 21/22 season, Mohamed Salah looks to be at his peak of form by scoring 30 goals and providing 16 assists from 48 matches. When meeting Chelsea in the Premier League this season, Mohamed Salah was also very dangerous where he always managed to score one goal from a total of two meetings.
Reflecting on these statistics, it is very clear that Mohamed Salah will be one of the dangerous players for Chelsea and must be wary of the defenders of Thomas Tuchel’s squad. Chelsea Lineup Prediction (3-4-2-1): Edouard Mendy; Trevoh Chalobah, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rüdiger; Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho, N’Golo Kanté, Marcos Alonso; Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount; Romelu Lukaku.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Joël Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Naby Keïta, Thiago; Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah.