The FA Cup 2021-22 final sees Chelsea and Liverpool battle for silverware at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday, May 14. The match begins at 9:15 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are chasing a quadruple this term and the second piece of silverware that awaits them is the FA Cup. The Reds secured a hard-fought 3-2 win over Manchester City in the semi-finals to enter the Cup final for the first time since 2012.
Liverpool went up 3-0 at half-time with goals from Ibrahima Konate (9’) and Sadio Mane (17’ and 45’), and managed to hold onto the lead despite City drawing back twice, thanks to Jack Grealish (47’) and Bernardo Silva (90+1’).
Chelsea, meanwhile, are the first team to reach the FA Cup final in three successive seasons (2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22) since Arsenal (2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03).
The Blues got the better of Crystal Palace in the semi-finals by a score of 2-0, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek (65’) and Mason Mount (76’) finding the back of the net.
The FA Cup 2021-22 final will be the first time Chelsea and Liverpool meet in the final of the tournament in a decade. The Blues claimed a 2-1 win in 2011-12.
Chelsea vs Liverpool head-to-head in FA Cup
The Chelsea vs Liverpool head-to-head record in the FA Cup is dominated by the Blues, with seven wins in 11 meetings.
The teams first met in the FA Cup in the quarter-finals of the 1931-32 season, with Hughie Gallacher and George Pearson the goalscorers for Chelsea in the 2-0 win.
The Blues won the recent Chelsea vs Liverpool clash in the 2019-20 FA Cup fixture, thanks to goals from Willian and Ross Barkley in a 2-0 victory at the Wembley Stadium.
Chelsea vs Liverpool FA Cup results
1931-32 - Quarter-finals - Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea
1961-62 - Third round - Liverpool 4-3 Chelsea
1964-65 - Semi-finals - Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea
1965-66 - Third round - Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea
1977-78 - Third round - Chelsea 4-2 Liverpool
1981-82 - Fifth round - Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool
1985-86 - Fourth round - Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool
1996-97 - Fourth round - Chelsea 4-2 Liverpool
2005-06 - Semi-finals - Liverpool 2-1 Chelsea
2011-12 - Final - Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool
2019-20 - Fifth round - Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool
Where to watch the FA Cup 2021-22 final live in India?
The FA Cup 2021-22 final, that is Chelsea vs Liverpool, will be telecast on Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 2 HD TV channels in India on Saturday, May 14. Coverage begins at 9:15 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Live streaming of the FA Cup 2021-22 final in India will be available on the SonyLIV app and website.
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