Already winners of the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup earlier in the season, Chelsea have the opportunity to clinch a third trophy if they win against Liverpool this Saturday at the end of the afternoon (5:45 p.m.) at Wembley in the final of the FA Cup version 2021-2022. For this shock, Thomas Tuchel, the coach of the Blues, will be without Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi, both injured, while Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kanté are uncertain.
According to the English press, Chelsea will present themselves in a 3-4-2-1 with Edouard Mendy in the cages, protected by a three-man defense composed of César Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rüdiger, from right to left, while that Reece James and Marcos Alonso will occupy a piston role in the corridors. Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jorginho are expected in midfield. On the offensive front, Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic will evolve in support of Romelu Lukaku.
Probable line-up of Chelsea according to the English press : Mendy – Azpilicueta, Silva, Rüdiger – James, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Alonso – Mount, Pulisic – Lukaku
For their part, Liverpool are still in contention for a quadruple after winning the League Cup (already against Chelsea), pending the outcome of their battle with Manchester City for the Premier League title and the Champions League final. against Real Madrid on May 28. For this FA Cup final, Jürgen Klopp, the Reds coach, will have to deal without Fabinho, injured.
According to the English press, Liverpool will present themselves in a 4-3-3 with Alisson Becker in the cages, protected by a four-man defense made up of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joël Matip, Virgil Van Dijk and Andrew Robertson, from the right to left. In the midfield, Jordan Henderson is expected in the sentry position with Naby Keïta as the right torchbearer and Thiago Alcantara as the left torchbearer. The attacking trio will be as follows: Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Luis Diaz.
The probable composition of Liverpool according to the English press : Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson – Keïta, Henderson, Alcantara – Salah, Mané, Diaz
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