Chelsea and Liverpool renew battle vows as they clash in the Carabao Cup 2021-22 final at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday, February 27. The game will kick off at 10:00 PM IST.
Chelsea, for starters, are playing in their ninth Carabao Cup final and are the first English team in history to compete in one of the major domestic cup finals (Carabao Cup/FA Cup) in six consecutive campaigns.
The Blues, five-time winners of the competition, meet Liverpool for the first time since the 2005 Carabao Cup final where Chelsea won 3-2.
Liverpool, on the other hand, are targeting a record ninth Carabao Cup title on Sunday. The Reds are making their 13th appearance in a Carabao Cup final, and first since winning the tournament in 2012.
Chelsea vs Liverpool Carabao Cup 2021-22 final team news
Chelsea have only one major absentee in Ben Chilwell ahead of the final. The Blues are set to welcome Reece James back into the team since losing him in December with hamstring trouble. He has only returned to full training this week.
Hakim Ziyech and Mateo Kovacic are also in line for starts as they shook off worrying knocks.
Liverpool, on the other hand, have announced forward Roberto Firmino has been ruled out of Sunday’s match at Wembley. The Brazilian is currently undergoing treatment for a groin injury.
Diogo Jota is another doubt for the Merseysiders as he is in a race against time to be fit for the tie, after his ankle ligament damage in the recent Champions League fixture against Inter Milan.
Head coach Jurgen Klopp has already confirmed second-choice goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher will start ahead of Alisson Becker for the Carabao Cup 2021-22 final.
Where to watch Chelsea vs Liverpool Carabao Cup 2021-22 final live in India?
The live telecast of Chelsea vs Liverpool Carabao Cup 2021-22 final can be viewed on MTV India TV channel in India.
Live streaming of the Chelsea vs Liverpool Carabao Cup 2021-22 final match will be available on JioTV and Voot Select.
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