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Is Chelsea vs Liverpool on TV today? FA Cup final kick-off time, channel and how to watch

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Liverpool are looking to win their second piece of silverware this season when they meet Chelsea in the FA Cup at Wembley this afternoon.

Jurgen Klopp’s side narrowly came out on top when the two teams met in the Carabao Cup final back in May as Liverpool’s quest for an unprecedented quadruple started to gather pace.

Liverpool are the favourites to clinch their second piece of silverware this season when they face Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have already beaten the Blues once at Wembley this campaign, edging a penalty shootout in the Carabao Cup final back in February.

When Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side take to the Wembley turf to face Chelsea in the FA Cup Final for the first time under the German manager, it will not only provide an opportunity to win the famous old trophy for the eighth time but also exorcise some demons from a decade ago.

The Reds' last appearance in the world's oldest knockout competition was against the same opposition, as club legend Sir Kenny Dalglish helped steer his side to their second cup final of the 2011/12 season in his second spell at the club. Having been brought in to steady the ship after Roy Hodgson's disastrous Anfield tenure, King Kenny had already added the League Cup to his previous list of Anfield honours and was looking to complete a domestic cup double, just as Gerard Houllier had in 2001.

But Liverpool's league form had been a major disappointment. The club finished the same season eighth in the table, four points behind Everton and a massive 37 points adrift of Manchester United and eventual champions Manchester City. Pressure on Dalglish had been lifted somewhat by continued success in the cup competitions and the emergence of Luis Suarez as an Anfield talisman.

Chelsea had not fared particularly better themselves, finishing sixth in the table on 64 points. They headed into the final under the stewardship of former player Roberto Di Matteo, who had been instilled as interim manager two months earlier, following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas. Despite the patchy league form, the Italian's stock was high with supporters, having guided the West London club to the Champions League final, which would be played just a week after the Wembley face-off with Liverpool.

Liverpool received an allocation of 25,074 tickets for their supporters, approximately 5,500 less than they have been given for this year's final. Much like the semi-final against Manchester City earlier this month, match-goers were faced with logistical travel issues, with the majority of direct trains from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston cancelled due to May Day Bank Holiday weekend maintenance work on the West Coast line. The problem was intensified by a 5.15pm kick off time that made advance planning problematic in the event that the game should go into extra time.

Chelsea and Liverpool meet once again at Wembley as the FA Cup final takes place this afternoon.

Jurgen Klopp’s side emerged victorious in a penalty shootout in the Carabao Cup final between the same teams back in February, with that result keeping Liverpool’s dreams of an unprecedented quadruple intact.

Those hopes slipped away a little after Liverpool were held to a draw by Tottenham, leaving the Reds three points adrift of Manchester City in the title race with two games remaining. Their place in the Champions League final is already secured, though, after surviving a second-leg fightback by Villarreal.

Chelsea’s form has dipped as the saga over the club’s ownership has continued to drag on, with just two wins from their last five league games, and Thomas Tuchel is desperate to finish the season on a positive note.

Mateo Kovacic is a doubt for Chelsea after being on the receiving end of Dan James’ horror tackle earlier this week. N’Golo Kante is also a doubt while Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi both remain absent.

Liverpool will be without Fabinho, who is racing to be fit in time for the Champions League final after picking up a hamstring injury.

Liverpool will be even more determined to pick up another piece of silverware with their title challenge seemingly slipping away. Klopp was able to rest key players earlier this week and, even without Fabinho at the fulcrum of midfield, the Reds’ quality should prevail against a Chelsea side who’ve suffered from a slide and inconsistency in recent weeks.

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.

Chelsea legend and former defender John Terry has backed his former side to emerge victorious in Saturday’s FA Cup final.

Chelsea face Liverpool after reaching the final of the competition for the third successive season but they lost to Leicester and Arsenal in 2021 and 2020 respectively. The Reds are searching for their eighth FA Cup trophy but have not won the competition since 2006 while Chelsea are looking for their ninth.

And Terry, who won the FA Cup five times while a player at Chelsea, which included defeating the Reds 2-1 in the 2011/12 FA Cup final, believes his former club have what it takes to upset the odds at Wembley.

Chelsea have proven stubborn opponents in the three meetings between the two teams this season, with only a penalty shootout able to separate the two.

It’s going to be tense, but the hope is that Liverpool can get the job done in the 90 minutes this time around for another round of Anfield South celebrations.

Liverpool vs. Chelsea is being shown live on BBC One and ITV 1 in the UK, which is available to live stream on the BBC Sport website, BBC iPlayer and the ITV Hub.

Fans can also tune into ITV with Sky Go.

This Is Anfield will also be providing live text commentary throughout on our website and full match reaction and analysis on the This Is Anfield app for iPhone and Android later.

Live audio commentary of Liverpool vs. Chelsea and a full match replay and highlights will also be available on LFCTV GO here.

Check our Rest of the World TV guide below for a list of TV broadcasters showing the match live.

This Is Anfield will also be providing live text commentary throughout on our website and full match reaction and analysis on the This Is Anfield app for iPhone and Android later.

Chelsea vs Liverpool LIVE!

The final of the world’s oldest cup competition pits two of the globe’s biggest teams against each other at the magnificent Wembley Stadium today.

Chelsea and Liverpool compete for the FA Cup trophy with the Blues out to lift their ninth crown after back-to-back defeats in the last two finals, while Jurgen Klopp’s Reds last won the cup in 2006.

Both enjoyed a relatively safe passage to the showpiece, each having barely encountered Premier League opposition until the semi-finals.

Plymouth and Luton put up surprisingly stout opposition to Chelsea before they brushed aside Crystal Palace last month, whereas Liverpool had to come through Manchester City in the final four following a testing trip to Nottingham Forest.

One extra facet to today’s game is that it is a repeat of the League Cup final.

Not since 1993 have two opponents met in both events, and it was Liverpool who came out on top in the Carabao Cup showdown just over two months ago.

So let’s get our suits on, turn Jerusalem up, and gaze in awe at those steps up to the Royal Box as this promises to be a fascinating FA Cup final.

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has sent a message to his Chelsea teammates ahead of the FA Cup final, telling the Blues to use the Carabao Cup final defeat as motivation.

Thomas Tuchel's men fell to defeat at Wembley in February and now have the chance to put things right as they face Liverpool again.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, Azpilicueta urged his Chelsea teammates to use the Carabao Cup final loss to Liverpool as motivation going into the FA Cup showdown.

The match was an even affair earlier in the year, with Liverpool triumphing on penalties after Kepa Arrizabalaga extraordinarily stepped up and missed from the spot.

When asked if they will used the previous loss to Liverpool on penalties to motivate them to win this time out, Azpilicueta said: "When you lose you want to get back and have the chance to win.

The injury to Fabinho has probably made Jurgen Klopp team's selection slightly easier, in truth.

Having had four to choose from to start in his midfield three, the setback for the Brazilian now means the engine room, which is so often the most difficult area to decide, pretty much picks itself now.

Jordan Henderson will be asked to 'do a job' at the base in place of Fabinho as Thiago Alcantara and Naby Keita are instructed to get creative with their own respective talents.

It does mean Henderson won't be able to offer up too much help on the right side with Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold, though. That's become a key feature this season but the captain will have to be more disciplined now.

In defence, I'm going with Joel Matip ahead of Ibrahima Konate with Andy Robertson returning in place of Kostas Tsimikas on the left. sdasdaewqewqe