FA Cup Final 2022: facts and stats ahead of Chelsea vs Liverpool
Here are all the facts and stats ahead of tonight’s 2022 FA Cup Final.
Still in the hunt for an amazing quadruple win, the Reds will be eager to lift their first FA Cup trophy in 16 years, while Thomas Tuchel’s side are aiming for their second in four years.
The match certainly promises to be an exciting match with much at stake for both teams while fans will have the honor of witnessing the likes of Sadio Mane, Thiago, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz.
Ahead of the capital finals, let’s take a look at all the facts and stats.
There was little to tear the two teams apart this season, as both league games ended in a draw and the League Cup final was forced into a penalty shoot-out.
Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea
Liverpool and Chelsea only met in their third game of the season at Anfield, with the two clubs clinching a point each.
Kai Havertz opened the scoring for the visitors, but a Mohamed Salah penalty put the Reds back in the driver’s seat.
The Blues proved frustrating opponents for the rest of the afternoon, with Liverpool failing to claim victory even after Reece James was sent off.
Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool
Liverpool will be very disappointed with this draw in their first game of 2022.
Despite goals from Mane and Salah giving them a healthy lead within the half-hour, Jurgen Klopp’s side couldn’t hold and were wiped out just before half-time by a quick double from Kovacic and Christian Pulisic.
Liverpool stayed one point behind Chelsea and eleven points behind Man City.
Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool
Despite the 0-0 final score after 90 minutes, the League Cup duel was the most entertaining of the three.
Despite a total of 31 shots and unrecognized goals from Joel Matip and Romelu Lukaku, the two teams had to take penalties at Wembley Stadium.
Tuchel controversially opted to use Kepa Arrizabalaga for the penalty shoot-out despite Edouard Mendy’s outstanding performance and it proved to be the wrong decision.
After a series of brilliant penalties – none of which Kepa saved – the goalkeepers were ready to make their own.
Caoimhin Kelleher tucked his away before watching Kepa flick his shot over the bar to present Liverpool with the trophy.
head to head
Liverpool have mostly edged out Chelsea in recent encounters, losing to the Blues four times since January 2015 (W8, W7).
The Merseyside club have also won 83 games against Chelsea in club history, compared to the Blues’ 65 wins and 43 draws.
Still, Liverpool haven’t seen much against Chelsea in cup games as this year’s League Cup win was their first in five meetings.
Their last FA Cup meeting came in March 2020 as goals from Willian and Ross Barkley propelled the London club through to the sixth round.
Although Liverpool have not managed to win the FA Cup in 16 years, Liverpool are the bookmakers’ favorites to lift the trophy later today.
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