The FA Cup final on Saturday will see favorites Liverpool battle Chelsea at the storied Wembley Stadium. This will be the second final that these two sides have played this season after battling in the EFL Cup Final back in February. It's also their fourth meeting overall. No goals were scored in that EFL Cup final, but Liverpool needed 11 converted penalty kicks to squeak past the Blues, 11-10. This time around, the expectation is for Liverpool to come out on top again while the Blues try to add this piece of hardware alongside the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup in what has been a wild season highlighted by the change of ownership. In all three of their meetings this season, two of which were in the Premier League, no team has been able to win in regulation.
Here's our storylines, how you can watch the match and more:
How to watch and odds
Date: Saturday, May 14 | Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Wembley Stadium -- London, United Kingdom
TV: None | Live stream: ESPN+
Odds: Chelsea +255; Draw +255; Liverpool +105 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Chelsea: N'Golo Kante is back in training for the Blues, and it comes at a good time considering the injury issues in defense. Jorginho just recently returned, but Mateo Kovacic's status is unclear after a nasty challenge suffered from Dan James over the weekend. Otherwise, Thomas Tuchel has his core available for this clash.
Tuchel said on Friday that Kovacic's injury isn't anything new, but it is more pain in an already existing ligament tear.
"It's pretty surprising to be in the situation where we can try, and Mateo wants to try it. And the medical department gave the green light to try it," Tuchel said ahead of the match. "The advantage is the ligament is torn already from the last incident [in the FA Cup semifinal], so there is no new injury, just heavy pain. His ankle was heavily swollen. We are hoping that maybe time is enough for him to make it."
Liverpool: The only real injury concern for Liverpool rests on Fabinho, who came off against Aston Villa midweek. The Brazilian has been dealing with thigh issues and doesn't look like he'll play in this one. Manager Jurgen Klopp said on Friday that Fabinho will be back for the Champions League final on May 28 against Real Madrid on CBS and Paramount+. The issue Klopp faces is dealing with the demand and obligation to rotate players with such a congested fixture list with the team still in the running for three more trophies.
"When you go for three or four trophies, it's clear you get it or you don't. It's a busy season, but it will never happen that the FA Cup is just a normal game. It's a special game and, for some, the biggest in their career. We want to enjoy it and deliver for our people," Klopp said in his pre-match press conference.
But he is looking at the EFL Cup final win over the Blues as a victory. He wants his team to be hungry and show on Saturday what they didn't in that game.
"We didn't 'beat' Chelsea. We won the shootout," Klopp said. "I've said a few times without luck you have no chance, and luck was on our side that day. We know how good Chelsea are. Both teams will go for it."
For the second time this season, Chelsea and Liverpool go head-to-head at Wembley, this time for the showpiece of the FA Cup Final 2022. Last time it was Liverpool who lifted the trophy after coming out on top of a penalty shoot-out. Chelsea will be keen to take revenge for that narrow defat tomorrow afternoon. Here's how to watch a Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream and watch the FA Cup Final free online.
The EFL final defeat marked the beginning of a dip in form for Chelsea, which would see them drop out of the Premier League title race and dash their hopes of winning the Champions League in devastating style by Real Madrid at the quarter-final stage of the competition. That leaves the FA Cup their only remaining chance of silverware this season.
Liverpool meanwhile remain in the hunt for an unprecedented quadruple and will be determined to keep their bid for a history-making haul on track at Wembley.
Jurgen Klopp's men booked their place in their first FA Cup Final in 10 years by beating Man City 3-1 in the semis. Chelsea meanwhile beat London rivals Crystal Palace 2-0 to set up Saturday's showdown, where they will be hoping to make amends for losing in last year's final to Leicester City.
The match is free on the BBC and ITV in the UK and available via paid subscription in the USA through ESPN+ and in Australia on Paramount Plus, but read on to find out how to get a Chelsea vss Liverpool free live stream and watch the FA Cup Final online from wherever you are.
Football fans of a certain age will remember the days when the BBC and ITV both simultaneously showed the final of English football's showpiece knockout tournament live.
With the broadcast rights for the FA Cup having been wrestled away from BT Sports, viewers in the UK now once again have the option of choosing their favourite free-to-air broadcaster to watch the final, with both BBC 1 and ITV1 showing the match live on Saturday afternoon.
The game is also being live streamed FREE on ITV Hub and the BBC's iPlayer streaming services. .
For added on-the-go viewing convenience, both services have excellent apps that are available on nearly everything that plugs in these days - just give it a search on your device, phone or console of choice.
Chelsea v Liverpool kicks off at 4.45pm BST, with ITV1's coverage beginning at 3.45pm BST and BBC1's starting at 4pm BST.
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Watch Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream from anywhere
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The Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream will show us the FA Cup final in all its glory. It's streaming live FOR FREE on BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub — but if you're not in the U.K. right now you can tune in via a VPN.
Chelsea and Liverpool have already met in a final once this season, of course, in the Carabao Cup. There, Liverpool claimed the trophy 11-10 on penalties after a tight 0-0 draw, but Chelsea have the better FA Cup record in recent years, winning five times since the Reds last took the honors, in 2006.
Neither side has been in top form over the past few weeks, as tiredness starts to kick in. Admittedly, Chelsea beat Leeds by 3-0 last week, but Leeds had a man sent off and before that game the Blues had only taken two points from three games.
Liverpool, meanwhile, could only draw 1-1 draw with Tottenham last week, a result that has seriously hurt their chances of winning the Premier League title and moving towards an historic quadruple.
Both sides have injury concerns going into this final: Thomas Tuchel's men may be without Mateo Kovacic and Ngolo Kante, both of whom will face late fitness tests, while Liverpool midfielder Fabinho is definitely out of Jürgen Klopp's side.
Both will also have decisions to make as to who starts up front. For Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku has (finally) started scoring again and will vie with Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner for a place. Liverpool, meanwhile, have Mo Salah, Luis Diaz, Sadio Mané, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino to consider.
It's all set up to be another special FA Cup final — and you can watch it all for free. Read on and we'll show you how to watch the Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream, wherever you are.
The Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream will be shown on many services around the world, but not all of them are free.
However, if you're lucky enough to be in the U.K. right now then you won't need to pay a penny — because the FA Cup final will be shown live on two free-to-air channels and their streaming platforms.
That means you can watch the Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream on BBC One, the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer, and also on ITV and ITV Hub, with kick off set for 4.45 p.m. BST.
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