Chelsea vs Liverpool
The FA Cup Final is always controversial. This year features two teams who have known each other for a long time.
Chelsea has had a season of ups and downs. They’ve been stuttering pretty badly lately, and they’ve got a firm grip in third. Thomas Tuchel has been baffled by his team’s decline over the past month. The only silver lining was Romelu Lukaku’s finally back in between the goals once again. The ill-fated Belgium striker is back at Stamford Bridge in horrific fashion, but he is finally looking to turn a new leaf.
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– Chelsea (ChelseaFC) 12 May 2022
However, their infallible defense of the past showed cracks. Edward Mendy has certainly lost confidence as the key defenders prepare to leave after the season. The Chelsea sale raised hopes of a strong summer transfer window. But the current goal is to win the FA Cup, having missed out on Leicester City last season.
Liverpool’s season hit a stumbling block. The 1-1 draw with Tottenham drastically reduced their chances of winning the Premier League. The Reds sit three points behind Manchester City and hopes for a quartet are fading. However, the FA Cup still holds a great deal of prestige, especially since Jurgen Klopp has yet to win it.
next one … #EmiratesFACup final ✊🔴 pic.twitter.com/pUYOYg87cq
– Liverpool FC (LFC) May 11 2022
Their attack is the scariest part as Luis Diaz expertly praised the always present trio. Thiago’s star role was fun to watch while Ibrahima Konate appeared as a pressure player. Having already won the Carabao Cup, the next focus will be on lifting the FA Cup after so long.
Mateo Kovacic was eliminated from the match against Leeds United due to an injury. Its status is still uncertain.
Possible line: soggy. Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta; James, Kante; Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Havertz; lukaku
Fabinho will miss the tie after suffering a thigh injury. Andy Robertson should be back on the side.
Possible line: Alison. Alexander-Arnold, Kunat, Van Dyck, Robertson; Henderson, Thiago, Keita; Diaz, Mane, Salah
It’s hard to guess who plays for Chelsea on any given day. Mason Mount is a solid bet in most matches. The attacking playmaker has 11 goals and nine assists in the Premier League. Mount’s expert ability to cross and deadly pass can unlock the best defenses. Mount is adept at manipulating space alongside Chelsea runners.
Mason Mount is the first Chelsea player to directly participate in over 20 Premier League goals in a single season since Eden Hazard in 2018/19:
▪️ 31 matches
▪️ 11 goals
▪️ 9 passes
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He can drift all over the front line and drive the ball fast. Timo Werner and Kai Havertz became more dangerous with Mount providing the service. Furthermore, Tuchel wants to direct attacks through him. Fabinho would be a huge disappointment in stopping Mount and that could affect the match significantly.
It’s hard to pick just one influential player for Liverpool. In modern form, it must be Sadio Mane. The Senegalese’s status as a central striker has revived his game. However, Mane showed why he continues to be one of the fiercest poachers of this generation.
What a season for Sadio Mane. Make that 22 goals in all combinations 🔥🔥🔥#UCL pic.twitter.com/sMPDVrCI0M
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Moreover, his playing skills against Manchester United surprised everyone. Moreover, the pass for Liverpool’s second goal was beautiful. Chelsea’s defense was not the sharpest. Azpilicueta will be quickly defeated. Therefore, this is a very viable option. Klopp will know his attackers have the legs to beat defenders and won’t get short of breath.
They are shaped up to a drooling bump. Chelsea will have their hands full in dealing with Liverpool’s constant high pressure. Jurgen Klopp is still dreaming of the quartet while the Blues know a win would boost morale incredibly. football The Reds are expected to win 2-1.