The Carabao Cup final is approaching, and the first domestic silverware of the English season will be awarded.
Chelsea will face Liverpool in this year’s final. This season, the Blues have already won one trophy, having won the Club World Cup.
At Wembley Stadium, it’s shaping up to be a thrilling match, and here’s everything you need to know ahead of time.
When will the Carabao Cup final take place?
The Carabao Cup final will be held on February 27 and will begin at 11.30 a.m. ET (4.30 p.m. local time).
The game will be broadcast live on ESPN in the United States, and it will also be available to stream online via ESPN Plus.
The game will be broadcast on DAZN in Canada.
The journeys of Liverpool and Chelsea to the Carabao Cup final
Liverpool needed penalties to defeat Leicester in the quarter-finals after getting past Norwich and Preston.
The Reds were frustrated in the semi-finals, as they were kept to a goalless draw by 10-man Arsenal in the first leg of the semi-final after Granit Xhaka was sent off for the Gunners. With a 2-0 triumph in the second leg, Jurgen Klopp’s side demonstrated their quality.
|3rd round||Norwich 0-3 Liverpool|
|4th round||Preston 0-2 Liverpool|
|Quarter-final||Liverpool 3-3 Leicester (Liverpool win 5-4 on penalties)|
|Semi-final first leg||Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal|
|Semi-final second leg||Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool (Liverpool win 2-0 on aggregate)|
Chelsea has had a difficult run in the Carabao Cup this season, with each round featuring a Premier League opponent.
Aston Villa and Southampton were both defeated on penalties by the Blues, who then defeated Brentford. Thomas Tuchel’s squad defeated Tottenham 2-0 on aggregate in the semi-finals.
|3rd round||Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa (Chelsea wins 4-3 on penalties)|
|4th round||Chelsea 1-1 Southampton (Chelsea wins 4-3 on penalties)|
|Quarter-final||Brentford 0-2 Chelsea|
|Semi-final first leg||Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham|
|Semi-final second leg||Tottenham 0-1 Chelsea (Chelsea wins 3-0 on aggregate)|
Liverpool has won the Carabao Cup on how many occasions?
Liverpool has won the Carabao Cup eight times, the most recent victory being ten years ago.
In 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1994-95, 2000-01, 2002-03, and 2011-12, they won the competition.
Chelsea has won the Carabao Cup on how many occasions?
The Carabao Cup has been won five times by Chelsea, the most recent being in 2015.
In 1964-65, 1997-98, 2004-05, 2006-07, and 2014-15, the Blues won the competition.
In 2021-22, Liverpool will face Chelsea.
Liverpool and Chelsea have met twice this season, with both encounters taking place in the Premier League.
The games haven’t given us many hints about who will win the final because they’ve both ended in a tie.
Kai Havertz put Chelsea ahead in the first game at Anfield in August, but Mohamed Salah equalized for Liverpool from the penalty spot after Reece James was sent red.
In January, the teams met again at Stamford Bridge, with Liverpool taking a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. Chelsea, on the other hand, came back to earn a point thanks to goals from Mateo Kovacic and Christian Pulisic before halftime.
|August 28, 2021||Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea|
|January 2, 2022||Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool|