Chelsea and Liverpool go head to head at Wembley today. It will be a test for Liverpool who are in the excellent form currently and for Chelsea who are becoming specialists in Cup Competitions.

The 2021/22 Carabao Cup Journey For Chelsea 

The Carabao Cup started for Chelsea this season with a home clash against Aston Villa. Chelsea defeated Villa and also Southampton in the next round via shootout. Victories over Brentford, and then Tottenham in the Semifinals set up this Wembley date for the Blues.

The 2021/22 Carabao Cup Journey for Liverpool 

Victories over Norwich and Preston pushed Liverpool to the Quater finals of the Carabao Cup. A remarkable comeback against Leicester led to victory via shootout to book a semifinal date with Arsenal. Liverpool dispatched Arsenal in the second leg thanks to Diogo Jota to book their place at the Carabao Cup final this year.


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Kick off – 27/02/2022 17:30 WAT

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Stadium – Wembley Stadium

Referee – Stuart Attwell

Last Time They Won It

Chelsea 2014/15

Liverpool 2011/12

Current Form

Liverpool have been in scintillating form of late and they would be slightly considered the favorites. Chelsea have won their last 5 matches spread across three competitions. They haven’t been playing well, but are buoyed by their recent Club World Cup triumph.

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Last time both teams met in the Carling Cup final was in 2005. Chelsea won 3-2 AET

The last time Chelsea and Liverpool met, in the Carabao Cup, Eden Hazard did this.


Chelsea vs Liverpool combined XI: Carabao Cup final starting team

Liverpool have won the League Cup eight times, most recently in 2011-12 (on penalties against Cardiff City). The Reds are joint-first alongside Manchester City in the all-time list for most League Cup trophies with eight.

Chelsea can win the League Cup for the sixth time, after 1965, 1998, 2005, 2007, and 2015. 

Only Manchester City and Liverpool (eight each) have won more League Cups.

The Blues can become the first team to beat a top-flight side in every round of a League Cup-winning campaign. 

Chelsea have not trailed for a single minute in each of their last seven EFL Cup matches, including in all five this season. 

The last time the Blues fell behind in a League Cup game was in a 2-1 home loss to Manchester United in the 2019-20 fifth round.

The Reds will make a record-extending 13th appearance in a League Cup final. 

Their most recent League Cup final was a shootout defeat against Manchester City at Wembley on 28 February 2016 (1-1 after extra time).

Four of Liverpool’s last five League Cup finals went into extra time, with the only exception in this run their 2-0 win after 90 minutes against Manchester United in the 2002-03 final in Cardiff.

Predicted XI

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Milan - Champions League

Chelsea – Edouard Mendy, Azpilicueta, Silva, Sarr, Rudiger, Alonso, Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Pulisic, Havertz.

Liverpool – Kelleher, Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Diaz, Salah, Mane.

Carabao Cup Final Predictions

Chelsea and Liverpool have faced each other twice this season and both matches ended in draws. It will be difficult to predict which side will win for sure. Chelsea know how to play cup games, and Liverpool attackers are as hungry as ever. 

However, while Liverpool have better attackers, Chelsea could have an edge if it goes beyond extra time.