Chelsea and Liverpool will engage in the FA cup finals on Saturday at Wembley stadium. This will be the fourth time Chelsea are meeting Liverpool in the 2021/22 season. Liverpool has failed to beat Chelsea in the Premier league this season as both games ended in draw. They succeeded in beating Chelsea in the League cup final by winning the penalty shootout. However, Chelsea has struggled to maintain form in the Premier league lately and could loose the third spot of they drop more points.
Liverpool has four wins and a draw in their last five fixtures across all competitions, while Chelsea has just two wins, two draws and one loss. In the last five meetings between Liverpool and Chelsea, the Blues has one win, two loss and two draws. Judging based of form, one could easily say that Liverpool will win the FA cup. But Chelsea will likely want to execute revenge on the Meseryside reds but beating them at Wembley stadium. The image below depicts how Chelsea could lineup against Liverpool.
Starting Lineup (3-4-3 formation).
Defenders: Cesar Azpilicueta, T. Silva and Christensen.
Midfielders: Kante, Jorginho, Marco Alonso and Loftus-Cheek.
Forwards: K. Havertz, T. Werner and Mason Mount.
Thomas Tuchel could start Havertz as a false nine while Werner and Mount will support him from the wings. Lukaku always struggle against Liverpool so it will make sense of the manager starts him from the bench. The attacking trio of Havertz, Werner and Mount will create Defensive problems for Van Dijk and Matip.
Since Liverpool love to attack from the wings, Chelsea could take advantage of spaces left behind by Alexander-Arnold and Robertson. This is the reason why Tuchel’s 3-4-3 formation could work against Jurgen Klopp’s men. The full back could move deep and exploit spaces in the flanks of the pitch.