Chelsea and Liverpool will renew their hostilities this Saturday when they lock horns in the final of the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium.
We are expecting a very close encounter as both sides will be gunning for the trophy here, with Chelsea looking for their first domestic Cup this season while Liverpool will be seeking for their second Cup this season. The Reds won the League Cup over Chelsea, prevailing 11-10 in penalties after it ended 0-0 in extra time. The two have also played out 1-1 and 2-2 draws in the Premier League this season.
However, Liverpool are the most form sides between the two with the Reds only losing 2-1 to Inter Milan in their last 31 games across all competitions and have won 12 of their last 15 games in all competitions. They warmed up for this fixture with a 2-1 away victory over Aston Villa last Tuesday.
Meanwhile the Blues have struggling for form recently having managed to claim just two victories in their last six games in all competitions, while picking up two draws and suffering two defeats in the process. Thomas Tuchel’s however warmed up with a strong 3-0 away victory against a relegation-threatened Leeds United.
Liverpool’s quadruple is still achievable and we believe that they will be more motivated on Saturday, but Chelsea have a poor to prove in this fixture and thus there is a high probability that this will also be decided in the penalties.
Chelsea vs Liverpool head to head
Both sides have met in 81 encounters since 1993 with Chelsea claiming 31 victories while Liverpool have claimed 29 victories and there have been 21 draws.
- Chelsea 10-11 Liverpool 27/02/22
- Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool 02/01/22
- Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea 28/08/21
- Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea 04/03/21
- Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool 20/09/20
- Leeds 0-3 Chelsea
- Chelsea 2-2 Wolves
- Everton 1-0 Chelsea
- Man United 1-1 Chelsea
- Chelsea 1-0 West Ham
- Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
- Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham
- Villarreal 2-3 Liverpool
- Newcastle 0-1 Liverpool
- Liverpool 2-0 Villarreal
Chelsea team news
Chelsea will be without Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi due to injuries, while N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic are doubts.
Liverpool team news
Liverpool will be without Fabinho due to a hamstring injury.
Prediction and odds
- Liverpool win
- Draw at 90
- Both sides to score