Liverpool have already won the EFL Cup this year and that was against Chelsea. Now they meet again in the final of the FA Cup. Liverpool won at Aston Villa in midweek and are now unbeaten in 14 games. They have had to win five games to get to the final. It wasn’t too hard a route in the first four of those matches with opponents being Shrewsbury, Cardiff and Norwich (all at Anfield) and then an away win at Nottingham Forest. The semi-finals saw them score three first half goals against Manchester City but had to hold on for a 3-2 win. They’ve managed to get to the final without Mo Salah scoring a goal. Players such as Minamino, Mane and Fabinho have been scoring the goals that have got them to this final.
Chelsea are getting used to playing in the FA Cup final. This is their fifth time in six years and their third in a row. However, they haven’t won the FA Cup since 2017/18. Chelsea didn’t have the toughest set of games to win this year. The only Premier League side they have faced has been Crystal Palace who they beat in the semi-finals. This is their last chance to win some domestic silverware this season and they warmed up well with a 3-0 win at Leeds on Wednesday. Only two of their last 17 FA Cup games have ended in defeat. Go for both teams to score in this game with a side bet on a draw after 90 minutes.