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Saturday heralds the spectacle of the hotly anticipated FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Liverpool. Which team will prevail? Here’s hoping for a great contest.
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Chelsea will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 0-3 Premier League success against Leeds United.
In that game, Chelsea had 68% possession and 17 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Chelsea, goals were scored by Mason Mount (4'), Christian Pulisic (55') and Romelu Lukaku (83'). On the other side, Leeds United got 5 shots on goal with 0 on target.
Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea have found the net 9 times in their past 6 outings. Conversely, the number of goals that they have conceded in those same fixtures stands at 8.
Liverpool will go into this match following on from a 1-2 Premier League win in the defeat of Aston Villa in their last outing.
In that match, Liverpool had 61% possession and 17 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Liverpool, goals were scored by Joël Matip (6') and Sadio Mané (65'). On the other side, Aston Villa got 9 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Douglas Luiz (3') was the scorer for Aston Villa.
A succession of outstanding performances from the Liverpool defenders has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their previous 6 clashes combined. During the same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 11. We will just have to see whether or not that trend will be continued on in this game.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 22/07/2020 shows that Chelsea have won 1 of them & Liverpool 2, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
A combined total of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 7 for The Blues and 10 coming from The Reds. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
Team News: Chelsea
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the lone fitness concern for the Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel to be concerned with from an otherwise complete squad. Ben Chilwell (Fitness) is out of contention.
It seems likely that The Blues will probably opt for a 3-4-1-2 formation in the match, handing starts to Edouard Mendy, Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Antonio Ruediger, Reece James, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Romelu Lukaku.
Team News: Liverpool
From a largely healthy group of players, there’s just the sole fitness issue for the Liverpool gaffer Jürgen Klopp to be concerned with. Fabinho (Thigh Problems) won’t be in action.
There’s a good chance that The Reds seem most likely to play in a 4-3-3 system, starting Alisson Becker, T. Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz.
We’re inclined to think that Chelsea will have a tough ask to find the net against this Liverpool lineup who we reckon should get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re going for a hard-fought 0-1 victory for Liverpool at the end of this one.
It should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stamford Bridge (40,853)
Captain: César Azpilicueta
Chairman: Bruce Buck
Manager: Thomas Tuchel
Competitions: Premier League position 3, FA Cup (Final), EFL Cup (Final), UEFA Super Cup (Final)
🔑 Star Player: Kai Havertz
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Kai Havertz was born in Aachen, Germany. Having made his senior debut playing for Bayer Leverkusen in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Forward has scored a sum of 7 league goals in this Premier League 2021 - 2022 season so far from a total of 27 appearances.