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Liverpool Vs Chelsea: EFL Cup final match preview

In a rematch of the 2021-22 EFL Cup final, Chelsea and Liverpool are set to face off at Wembley on Sunday, February 25, 2024, vying for the first domestic honor of the 2023-24 campaign.

Jurgen Klopp’s men famously defeated Chelsea via a penalty shootout two years ago, and despite facing numerous absences, they are considered favorites to repeat their success.

Chelsea’s current manager, Mauricio Pochettino, is on the brink of earning his first major honor in English football after enduring five trophyless years with Tottenham Hotspur. Despite the Blues’ mid-table position at the start of the season, they have defied expectations and are now within reach of lifting the EFL Cup.

Although Chelsea has had to navigate through more rounds than Liverpool due to their absence from European competition, they have demonstrated their resilience by overcoming several opponents en route to the final.

Liverpool, on the other hand, is aiming to secure their tenth EFL Cup title, having already won the trophy on nine occasions. Jurgen Klopp, who will be overseeing his final EFL Cup match, is eager to lead his team to victory and extend their record of appearances in the final.

Despite Liverpool’s defensive vulnerabilities in this season’s EFL Cup fixtures, their ability to score multiple goals and stage comebacks makes them formidable opponents. However, their chances of success may hinge on the fitness of key players such as Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez.

In terms of predictions, both teams are expected to find the net, but Liverpool’s recent success in cup finals gives them a slight edge over Chelsea, who have struggled to break their domestic cup final curse.

Ultimately, the outcome of the match may depend on the availability of key players and the ability of both managers to rally their teams for this high-stakes encounter.


Chelsea predicted starting lineup:
Petrovic; Gusto, Disasi, Colwill, Chilwell; Caicedo, Fernandez; Palmer, Gallagher, Sterling; Jackson

Liverpool predicted starting lineup:
Kelleher; Bradley, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Gravenberch, Endo, Mac Allister; Elliott, Gakpo, Diaz


This will be a very interesting game. While we agree that Liverpool are favourites, we say, winner to be decided on penalties.

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