Liverpool and Chelsea go head to head for the first silverware of the season as Wembley hosts the Carabao Cup final on Sunday afternoon.
In a repeat of the 2022 final, which Liverpool won on penalties following an epic shoot-out, Jurgen Klopp can ensure his final season with the Reds ends with a trophy as Liverpool look to win a record-extending 12th League Cup. The Reds are also involved in the Premier League title race, and are still going in the FA Cup and Europa League too, but have been hit by injuries ahead of the Wembley showpiece.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have responded well to their 4-1 defeat to Liverpool last month, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side earning a point at Manchester City last weekend. The Blues are looking to win their first domestic trophy since 2018 after losing three Wembley finals in a row – including both Carabao Cup and FA Cup finals to Liverpool on penalties two years ago.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Carabao Cup final and get the latest odds on Liverpool vs Chelsea, here.
When is the Carabao Cup final?
Liverpool vs Chelsea will kick-off at 3pm on Sunday 25 February at Wembley Stadium.
How can I watch it?
It will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football. Coverage starts from 2pm on Main Event and from 2:30pm on Sky Sports Football.
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What is the team news?
Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva could be available for the Blues but Mauricio Pochettino also has a lenghty list of absentees, with Brenoit Badiashile, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Romeo Lavia and Carney Chukwuemeka all out.
Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Dominik Szoboszlai face “last-minute” fitness tests but could be available for Liverpool, but the Reds will be without goalkeeper Alisson Becker, vice-captain Trent Alexander-Arnold, Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota.
Chelsea: Petrovic; Gusto, Disasi, Colwill, Chilwell; Caicedo, Fernandez, Gallagher; Sterling, Palmer, Jackson
Liverpool: Kelleher; Bradley, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Endo, Mac Allister, Gravenberch; Salah, Nunez, Diaz
Get the latest match odds here
Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool (Liverpool win on penalties)