Chelsea vs Liverpool – FA Cup final 2022 LIVE: Stream free, kick-off time, TV channel and team news – Wembley latest

THE FA Cup final has arrived as Liverpool take on Chelsea in a mouthwatering clash at Wembley Stadium.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds qualified for the final by defeating Premier League title rivals Man City as they continue to hunt an historic quadruple.

That leaves them facing Chelsea in a repeat of the Carabao Cup final following the Blues’ comfortable 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace.

The fixture will be Liverpool’s first FA Cup final in 10 years whereas Chelsea have lost their last two FA Cup finals – 2020 and 2021.

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What time does Chelsea vs Liverpool kick off?

Chelsea vs Liverpool in the FA Cup final 2022 takes place on Saturday, May 14 – TODAY.

The kick-off time has been confirmed for 4.45pm BST.

Wembley Stadium will play host to the showpiece final.

The sides haven’t met since Liverpool’s penalty shootout victory in the Carabao Cup final in February.

However, all three of their meetings this season have ended in a draw.

What TV channel is the FA Cup final on and can I live stream it?

The FA Cup final 2022 will be broadcast live on BBC One and ITV 1.

You can live stream it on the BBC iPlayer and the ITV Hub.

Can I watch the FA Cup final for FREE?

Both BBC and ITV are absolutely FREE for UK viewers with a TV licence.

Alternatively, listen to LIVE commentary of the game on talkSPORT.

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Team news

Liverpool received a welcome boost at Aston Villa on Tuesday as Roberto Firmino returned to the bench.

However, they have been dealt a hammer blow ahead of the final as midfielder Fabinho has been ruled out.

Fortunately for Jurgen Klopp, the Reds have no further injury worries beyond the Brazilian.

Thomas Tuchel has received a boost ahead of the cup final with Mateo Kovacic fit despite being forced off at Leeds after being on the receiving end of a Dan James horror tackle.

However, Tuchel has said he is “90 per cent sure” that Jorginho and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will start in midfield.

Romelu Lukaku has now scored three goals in two games and Tuchel could offer him the ultimate shot at redemption by starting him at Wembley after a patchy season.

Latest odds

To win in 90 minutes

Chelsea 12/5

Draw 5/2

Liverpool Evens

To win the FA Cup

Chelsea 11/8

Liverpool 6/10

*Odds from Betfair correct as of Tuesday, May 10

What they said

In a dig at opposite number Jurgen Klopp, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said: “You know Klopp is the master of being the underdog.

“He can talk you into being the underdog against Villarreal and against Benfica.

“It’s a miracle – a miracle – how they even draw against them.

“He can talk you into it and he does it all the time, he does it a lot of times.”

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: “Chelsea are a really, really well-coached team. They have an idea for all different areas of the game, that’s how it is.

“They play a similar system to other teams, but a different level. They’re very organised defensively and offensively they have so much talent.

“We have no idea how Thomas will set up for example, they have so many different options in offensive areas.

“Werner, Ziyech and Havertz didn’t start the last game. All three could start, for example, and it gives a completely different dynamic to Mount, Lukaku and Pulisic.

“They can play with two strikers, one and two 10s. The only thing that’s clear is they defend with five in the last line.

“We play a final, an FA Cup final and it would be a real surprise if we met a weak team in that final.”

Last 10 FA Cup winners

2021 Leicester City 1-0 Chelsea

2020 Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea

2019 Manchester City 6-0 Watford

2018 Chelsea 1–0 Manchester United

2017 Arsenal 2–1 Chelsea

2016 Manchester United 2–1 Crystal Palace (aet)

2015 Arsenal 4–0 Aston Villa

2014 Arsenal 3–2 Hull City (aet)

2013 Wigan Athletic 1–0 Manchester City

2012 Chelsea 2–1 Liverpool

  • ‘The master of being the underdog’

    Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has sent a barb the way of his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp ahead of this one.

    Tuchel has labelled his fellow ex-Dortmund boss Klopp as “the master of being the underdog”.

    He said: “You know Kloppo is the master of being the underdog.

    “He can talk you into being the underdog against Villarreal and against Benfica.

    “It’s a miracle – a miracle – how they even draw against them.

    “He can talk you into it and he does it all the time, he does it a lot of times.”

    Thomas Tuchel (left) claims Jurgen Klopp (right) is the master of being the underdog
    Thomas Tuchel (left) claims Jurgen Klopp (right) is the master of being the underdog
  • Flashback

    Despite being one of English football’s most hotly and regularly contested fixtures, Chelsea and Liverpool have met just once in the FA Cup final.

    That match was played at Wembley a decade ago in 2012.

    Back then, Roberto Di Matteo’s Chelsea overcame Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool 2-1 at the national stadium.

    Ramires and Didier Drogba bagged that goals for the Blues with Andy Carroll replying for the Reds.

    Two weeks later, Chelsea would follow up FA Cup glory with the Champions League trophy – a feat Liverpool are looking to accomplish this season.

    Didier Drogba scored the winner for Chelsea against Liverpool in the 2012 FA Cup final
    Didier Drogba scored the winner for Chelsea against Liverpool in the 2012 FA Cup final
  • Security breach

    Wembley have been forced to change their security company for today’s final after a reporter was able to get a job as a steward for both semi-finals and the Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte fight.

    It is alleged that the Daily Mail journalist was not subjected to an interview or asked to undergo any training ahead of assuming the role.

    A Wembley Stadium spokesperson told Sky Sports News: “We are taking these allegations extremely seriously as they do not meet the high standards we expect from our stewarding contractors.

    “Every contractor we use is contractually obliged to carry out appropriate reference and background checks on anyone that they recruit to work at Wembley Stadium.”

  • FA Cup final

    It’s FA Cup final day as Chelsea face Liverpool in what is set to be an enthralling clash at Wembley.

    Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are still on course to be the first ever team to win the quadruple, but will need victory over the Blues to lift the second of the four trophies.

    Back in February at Wembley, the Reds secured the Carabao Cup with a penalty shootout victory over the Blues in a match memorable for Kepa being substituted on for Edouard Mendy in the 119th minute then failing to save a single penalty.

    Should Liverpool emerge triumphant, they will have to overcome the odds to overturn a three-point deficit to Premier League leaders with just two games remaining.

    And after that they will face Real Madrid in Paris as they look to earn the status of immortals.

    Chelsea meanwhile are not fighting on four fronts and have been able to focus primarily on this fixture following their Champions League quarter-final exit at the hands of Real Madrid.

    The Blues have effectively qualified for next season’s Champions League and Thomas Tuchel will be desperate to cap off this season with a trophy.

    The FA Cup has been the one that got away for Chelsea in the past two years, having been beaten 2-1 by Arsenal in the 2020 final and then stunned 1-0 by Leicester in last season’s showpiece.

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