Chelsea and Liverpool will meet for the second time this season in the cup final at Wembley Stadium, this time with the FA Cup title.
The two teams clashed a few months ago in the League Cup final, which the Reds lifted after penalty kicks.
Ahead of Sunday’s final, here’s everything you need to know.
Chelsea vs Liverpool match head to head
- For the first time in the competition’s history, the FA Cup will be contested by two German coaches
- This will be the 16th final for Chelsea in the FA Cup and 15th for Liverpool
- The Blues have won the title more than once, eight times, compared to Liverpool seven times
- Tuchel has not lost in four games against Liverpool since joining in January 2021
- Liverpool have kept only three clean sheets in their last 28 games against Chelsea in all competitions
- Both the men’s and women’s FA Cup finals will be against the same teams we met earlier in the season in the League Cup Finals.
- Chelsea have participated in the last three domestic cup finals in both men’s and women’s matches
- Chelsea is the most successful team in the FA Cup since the turn of the century, reaching 11 finals (including 2022), and winning six of them.
- The Blues have now reached 22 cup finals (excluding the European Super Cup) in the last 19 seasons
- This is the sixth consecutive season in which they have reached the final of the major cup competition, a club record
- Chelsea and Liverpool will be the second teams to compete for the League Cup and FA Cup in the same season, after Arsenal and Sheffield United in 1992/93.
- Excluding the three matches played there as a home game by Tottenham, the Blues will play their 28th game at New Wembley since it opened in 2007, more than any other team.
- Chelsea have failed to win any of the past four finals at the National Stadium – against Liverpool in the 2022 League Cup, Leicester City in the 2021 FA Cup, Arsenal in the 2020 FA Cup, and Manchester City in the 2019 League Cup.
- Chelsea won the last trophy there in the 2018 FA Cup Final against Manchester United, when Eden Hazard scored the only goal from a penalty kick in the first half.
- Chelsea have won the FA Cup eight times under eight different coaches. Thomas Tuchel is looking to make it nine
- Liverpool reached the League Cup and FA Cup final in the same season for the third time, after 2000/01 and 2011/12
- Jurgen Klopp’s side are looking to win their FA Cup final at Wembley for the first time since 1991-92 against Sunderland when Graeme Souness was in charge.
- Liverpool have scored 142 goals in 59 games in all competitions this season, the highest total in a single season in the club’s history
- Jurgen Klopp’s side have had four wins and lost three of their last seven penalties in all competitions since 2019.
- Jurgen Klopp’s side lost only one of 31 matches in all competitions in 2022 (24 wins, six draws)
- Klopp is the first coach to reach the finals of the Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup in the same season
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