On Saturday, 14 May, Chelsea are set to play Liverpool in the final of the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium in London.
Chelsea had the easier of the semi-finals of the two, as they had to overcome fellow Londoners Crystal Palace, whilst Liverpool had the unenviable task of beating current Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Due to their triumph in that game, and their recent win in Spain, securing Liverpool a place in the Champions League final, Liverpool will have played every game available to them this season.
It will be a case of revenge for Chelsea, who were beaten at Wembley by Liverpool in February, as the game went all the way to penalties with Liverpool having the better of the Blues and lifting the Carabao Cup.
What time is the kick-off?
With the game being the only spectacle of the day, and the FA Cup final always drawing in large viewing figures, the kick off time is always slightly later than a usual Saturday league game.
The kick off time for the 2022 FA Cup final is at 4:45pm. This means that the team selections are likely to be out at 3:45pm and the game (if finished within 90 minutes) will finish at around 6:55pm.
If the game is level after 90 minutes, there will be 30 minutes of extra time, and if the game is still level after that, the game will then go to penalties where there is no real approximate time of how long it will last.
Is the game televised?
The FA Cup final is one of the biggest British sporting events of the year, and therefore will be broadcasted live on TV.
The FA Cup final is shown live on both ITV and BBC, and will be available on the respective iPlayer versions of both broadcasters.
Have the two ever met before in an FA Cup final?
Chelsea and Liverpool are fierce rivals, and regularly compete with each other over a top four place or for the title.
The two previously met in an FA Cup final in 2012, where Chelsea emerged victorious and won the game 2-1.
Goals from Chelsea legend Didier Drogba and Brazilian midfielder Ramires put Chelsea into a 2-0 lead, before English striker Andy Carroll pulled one back but it wasn’t enough.
Who is in the better form leading up to the game?
I don’t think anyone would argue that Liverpool are in much better shape going into the final.
The side have their eye on the quadruple, and have just qualified for the final of the Champions League, and only trail leaders City by just one point.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s form recently has been quite poor. They have recently been knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid, lost at home to Arsenal, laboured to a draw at out-of-sorts Manchester United and perhaps the worst of the performances recently was a 1-0 defeat to relegation candidates Everton.
Jurgen Klopp’s team will also receive a boost due to the German signing a new contract extension at the club.