Chelsea vs. Liverpool: Who Will Wear The FA Cup Crown?

May 14, 2022
Benson Chikezie

English FA Cup 2021/2022
Playoffs: Final
Wembley Stadium, London

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Chelsea will be looking to exorcise their FA Cup final demons, while Jürgen Klopp hopes to lift his first FA Cup trophy as Liverpool manager when both sides clash for the second time at Wembley this season. The match kicks off at 21:15 IST on May 14 and is a repeat of the EFL Cup final, which went Liverpool’s way after Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga skied a crucial penalty during the shootout.

Teams Status

Chelsea Form and Team News

The Blues have not been particularly convincing in recent weeks but saw off Leeds in midweek in preparation for this game. That win helped move Tuchel’s side one step closer to sealing their place in next season’s Champions League and served as a confidence booster going into a crucial FA Cup final that they have lost on the last two occasions.

They will be desperate to avoid a repeat of those finals, and the EFL Cup final against Liverpool, as Thomas Tuchel searches for only his fourth win in 19 meetings against countryman Jürgen Klopp. Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku has now scored in back-to-back games. The Belgian striker is looking confident again and will play a pivotal role as Chelsea chase their last silverware hope for the season.

Matteo Kovacic joins Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell on the sidelines with an injury, and N’golo Kante remains doubtful to feature as he yet carries a knock.

Liverpool Form and Team News

Although a draw against Tottenham set their Premier League title-winning ambitions back by three points, Liverpool are still chasing on all three fronts as they look to add the one piece of silverware they have failed to win in the Klopp era. The Reds will remember their 2-1 loss in this match almost ten years ago and hope to avoid it as they look to do the double on Chelsea.

Liverpool have an unbeaten record in domestic cup competitions, winning 21 and drawing four while keeping 15 clean sheets. Winning this match will take them to level with Chelsea on eight FA Cup trophies and keep their quadruple ambitions alive. They have a certain Sadio Mane in form and regular tormentors Luis Diaz and Mo Salah as potent attacking threats. Midfielder Fabinho is Liverpool’s only absentee with a muscle injury.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Liverpool have a stronger probability of winning this fixture, and the FA Cup, according to the sportsbooks at Parimatch, Paripesa, and, with the odds for a Liverpool win placed at 2.15, 2.14, and 2.08, respectively.

Chelsea to win is available on Parimatch at 3.45 odds, on Paripesa at 3.58 odds, and on at 3.50 odds. The odds for a draw on all three sportsbooks stand at 3.55, 3.7, and 3.50, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

Both sides are yet to defeat each other in regular time this season, playing out a 1-1 draw and another 2-2 draw before a goalless draw in the EFL Cup final in regular time. Chelsea’s defensive struggles may come to the fore here, but the Blues have only failed to score once since that goalless draw. 

In the past 39 head-to-head meetings, there has only been one scoreless encounter, and Thomas Tuchel has a dismal winning record against Jürgen Klopp, losing ten, drawing five, and winning only three of all their 18 meetings. Here are our thoughts on this fixture:

Tip: Both Teams To Score @ 1.78

Chelsea have only drawn a blank once in their last 17 matches, while Liverpool have been in red-hot form in front of goal all season. Both teams may approach the match cautiously, but we expect the game to open up quickly, with either team creating great scoring chances. Both teams to score is available on the Melbet sportsbook at 1.78 odds.

Tip: Over 1.5 Goals @ 1.28

In the last five meetings between Chelsea and Liverpool, they have scored at least two goals on three occasions. We expect at least two goals in regular time, and this outcome is available on the Parimatch sportsbook at 1.28 odds.


The FA Cup crown is up for grabs this weekend at Wembley, as either Klopp or Tuchel looks set to become the first German manager to win the trophy. We expect a thrilling and pulsating football display and a strong showing from either side.

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