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FA Cup Final: Liverpool vs Chelsea

Liverpool and Chelsea go head to head today in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium as Thomas Tuchel looks for his first domestic final win with Chelsea.

Jennifer Bubel
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The FA Cup Final takes place today at 11:45 a.m. ET at Wembley Stadium as Chelsea and Liverpool go head to head for the FA Cup trophy. Despite winning the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Cup during his tenure at Stamford Bridge, Thomas Tuchel has yet to win a domestic trophy with Chelsea. It was Liverpool who kept him from it at the Carabao Cup in February.

“What we loved about the Carabao Cup was that we all realized how big an occasion Wembley is,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. “In these moments, with all the people in it felt outstanding, and we want to have that again of course.”

Klopp joins Bob Paisley as one of two Liverpool bosses to lead out the side in the final of four different major competitions. Since their dramatic victory over West Ham in 2006, Liverpool has not returned to an FA Cup win.

This will be Chelsea’s third consecutive FA Cup Final, but will want to avoid a hat-trick of defeats after losing to Arsenal and Leicester in the previous two. No team has lost in their last three finals appearances since Newcastle United in 1999.

“There has to be, unfortunately, a loser in these finals,” said Tuchel. “There is a special energy, a special atmosphere, there is a special momentum you have to catch. And for sure you need a piece of luck to come away with the trophy.”


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