Chelsea will aim to derail Liverpool’s quadruple bid when they meet the Reds at Wembley on Saturday 14 May.
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For only the second time, the same two sides (Chelsea and Liverpool) will contest both the League Cup and FA Cup final in the same campaign. The previous occasion was 1992-93, when Arsenal beat Sheffield Wednesday in both finals.
Liverpool and Chelsea have met once before in the FA Cup Final, doing so in 2012 which the Blues won 2-1 thanks to goals from Ramires and Didier Drogba. This will be the Blues’ 16th appearance in the competition’s final compared to the Reds’ 15th, the third and fourth most occasions of all sides behind Manchester United (20) and Arsenal (21).
Chelsea are the first side to qualify for three consecutive FA Cup Finals since Arsenal between 2000-01 and 2002-03. However, after losing in both 2019-20 (v Arsenal) and 2020-21 (v Leicester), they are looking to avoid becoming the first side since Newcastle in 1998-99 to lose three final appearances in a row in the competition (also losing in 1973-74 & 1997-98).
The last two winners of the FA Cup, Arsenal (2019-20) and Leicester (2020-21) have ended up finishing lower than their opponents (Chelsea) in both seasons. The lower ranked team at the end of the season hasn’t won the FA Cup in three consecutive years since 1976 to 1978 – Southampton (v Man Utd), Manchester United (v Liverpool) and Ipswich Town (v Arsenal).
Jurgen Klopp will become the second Liverpool manager to take charge of the club in the final of four major competitions.