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.

Chelsea are looking to avenge their League Cup final defeat to Liverpool
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Liverpool edged out Aston Villa in midweek[/caption]

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


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