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Saturday, May 14, 2022
31′: Salah’s turn to stay on the ground…
Definitely a lot of breakage during these first 30 minutes. Salah collapses to the ground this time. He seems to be affected by the adductors. Diogo Jota is getting ready.
28 ‘: Alonso stumbles on Alisson!
Asphyxiated in the game, the Blues still manage to get opportunities. Pulisic this time shifts Alonso in the interval which connects from the right. The Liverpool goalkeeper closes the angle well, but seems to have been injured during this intervention.
26 ‘: The Reds add a layer
Jürgen Klopp’s players have been making a real ten-man pass for several minutes. They switch constantly to find passes between the lines.
23: Pulisic grazes the post!
After a very good ball outing, Mount crosses back towards the American striker. He crosses his shot slightly too much, the ball passes a few centimeters from the post. First reaction of the Blues.
20 ‘: The incredible intervention of Mendy
The Blues goalkeeper comes out far from his box and clears the ball with a header when Salah was in a good position to come face to face.
17 ‘: The Blues finally breathe
For a few minutes, Chelsea has managed to create movement in the opposing camp. They get a good free-kick, but Alonso wastes the chance by kicking Alisson’s gloves straight.
13 ‘: Chelsea is asphyxiated
Thomas Tuchel’s team has not existed since the start of the game. She can’t get out of the monstrous pressing of the Reds.
10′: Thiago Silva remains on the ground
On this last double chance, the Brazilian received an unintentional blow from Chalobah. He grimaces, before resuming his place.
9′: It’s fire in front of Mendy’s goal!
After a superb outside from the foot of Alexander-Arnold, Luis Diaz comes up against Mendy. The former Rennais wins his duel. The ball returns to the entrance of the surface for Keita who tries. His shot is blocked in extremis and released for a corner. The Reds are hot!
7 ‘: Liverpool are monstrous at the start of the period
Chelsea suffers in these first minutes. For five minutes, the Blues have not seen the ball, while the Reds continue to accelerate with in particular the overflows of Luis Diaz in the left lane.
6′ : Jorginho is ko
The Portuguese received the ball in the head after a strike from Salah. He finally gets up.
4′: Double opportunity for the Reds!
Diaz provokes in the box on the left and crosses towards Alcantara, too tight to cut. The ball returns to the box, on the head of Mané, who sends the ball over.
4′: Liverpool immediately puts the pressure on
As against Manchester City in the previous round, the Reds monopolize the ball in the hope of quickly finding the fault.
2′: Jorginho looks for the opening
First move forward for Chelsea. The Blues captain searches for Lukaku in depth, but it’s too long.
⏱️ 1′: Let’s go for this final!
Chelsea kick off, Lukaku commits.
Chelsea (3-4-3) : Mendy – Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rüdiger – James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso – Mount, Lukaku, Pulisic.
Liverpool (4-3-3) : Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Djik, Robertson – Henderson, Keita, Thiago Alcantara – Salah, Mané, Diaz.
The London club can win the FA Cup this weekend for both men and women. Tomorrow it will be the women’s team’s turn to take to the Wembley pitch against Manchester City. In the event of a double win, Lauren (20) and James Reece (22) could become the first siblings to win the FA Cup. We tell you this beautiful story.
The journey of the two teams to Wembley
While the Blues had a fairly lenient draw, the Reds knocked out Premier League leaders Manchester City in the semi-finals. Jürgen Klopp’s team are therefore announced favorites, even if they have not managed to beat Chelsea this season in regulation time. The battle promises to be exciting this afternoon!
The history of the two clubs in the FA Cup
At the level of the prize list, slight advantage for Chelsea which totals 8 FA Cup, against 7 for Liverpool. Above all, Jürgen Klopp is still chasing his first trophy in the competition, while this season his team is still in contention for an incredible quadruple (Champions League, League Cup, English Cup, championship).
Fabinho absent, the other executives present at the Reds
On the other side, Liverpool must deal with the absence of their sentry. Keita therefore takes over in the middle, while the other stars of the team are well aligned.
N’Golo Kanté starts on the bench
Absent since May 1 due to an injury whose origin has not been specified by the club, the French international is in the group for this final. On the other hand, he starts on the bench, like Werner and Azpilicueta.
Hello everyone !
Welcome to this live commentary to follow the FA Cup final. Chelsea and Liverpool meet in the mythical lair of Wembley for a gala match. Kick off 5:45 p.m.
Still engaged in the fight for the title of champion of England with Manchester City, Liverpool finds Chelsea, this Saturday (5.45 p.m.), on the occasion of the FA Cup final, at Wembley. Like an air of deja vu since it is already the fourth duel between the Reds and the Blues this season. In the league, neither team had managed to get the better of the other since the two oppositions ended in a draw (1-1 at Anfield, 2-2 at Stamford Bridge).
Liverpool still want to believe in their quadruple
Finally, Liverpool – Chelsea had also been the poster for the League Cup last February. The title was decided on penalties, after a goalless draw. A dantesque session concluded at the 11th attempt and won by Liverpool. The Reds, still in the fight for the Premier League title and qualified for the Champions League final, can still believe in an incredible quadruple.
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No doubt the Blues will try to get their revenge. Thomas Tuchel’s players, already FA Cup finalists last year, failed against Leicester.
For this meeting, the London club hopes to count on the return of N’Golo Kanté. Absent in the last three matches due to a physical problem, the details of which have not been disclosed by the club, the French midfielder could be in the game this Saturday.
On the side of Liverpool, Fabinho will not be able to hold his place. The Brazilian, injured in the thigh, came out during the match against Aston Villa on Tuesday.