Chelsea vs Liverpool – Live Stream
Liverpool are aiming to win a record ninth EFL Cup on Sunday against a Chelsea side that have been making headlines off the pitch.
Wembley will be the setting for the Premier League’s second and third teams as they battle it out for silverware.
Chelsea have already enjoyed success this season, winning their first-ever Club World Cup title by beating Al Hilal and Palmeiras to lift the trophy.
A midweek Champions League Round of 16 victory over Lille by two unanswered goals will boost confidence, although off-the-pitch questions have been the talk of the town following Roman’s decision. Abramovich to entrust the “stewardship and care” of Chelsea to the trustees. of the founding of the clubs.
It remains to be seen what long-term impact Abramovich’s departure could have on Chelsea. The Russian billionaire remains the owner of the club, but it is unclear how the current situation in Ukraine might affect future investments in areas such as player recruitment.
One player who is currently under the microscope is Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian was an unused substitute for Chelsea’s win over Lille and netted a record 7 touches in the Blues’ 1-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace.
Chelsea comfortably beat Antonio Conte’s Tottenham 3-0 on aggregate over two legs to book their place in the final and will be keen to make it count.
Ben Chilwell is Chelsea’s only long-term absentee, with Mason Mount and Reece James vying for the matchday squad.
The two Premier League meetings between the two teams ended in a draw (Drew 2-2, Stamford Bridge & Drew 1-1 at Anfield). Therefore, both parties will be eager to earn bragging rights.
Chelsea’s planned squad:
Kepa; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Alonso; Mount, Pulisic; Havertz
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Kick-off – 7:30 p.m. Mecca
Stadium – Wembley Stadium
After a 6-0 demolition of struggling Leeds from Bielsa last time out and a 2-0 win over Inter Milan at the San Siro in their Champions League first leg, Jurgen Klopp’s side will enter this clash in complete confidence.
Currently enjoying a six-game winning streak led by Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, Liverpool are in the hunt for their first Carabao Cup trophy in a decade when they triumphed on penalties against Cardiff in 2012 .
While Klopp has voiced his criticism of the competition in the past, the German tactician will be keen to add this trophy which has so far eluded him to his Liverpool collection.
Diogo Jota is doubtful after picking up an ankle injury against Inter Milan but could feature on the bench. Caoimhin Kelleher will start in goal as confirmed by Klopp.
The teams met in the EFL Cup final in the 2004-05 season, when Didier Drogba and Mateja Kezman helped secure a 3-2 victory for Chelsea after extra time.
Planned Liverpool squad:
Keller; Alexandre-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, mane, Diaz
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