It all comes down to this. Chelsea will play against Liverpool at the Wembley Stadium this Sunday, to decide who will take home the first trophy of the season.
Liverpool found a brand-new hope that rekindles their Premier League ambitions, thanks to Harry Kane’s header which blew the title race wide open, and Liverpool is down Manchester City’s throat.
If they win their game in hand against Leeds on Wednesday, they will find themselves only 3 points behind league leaders Manchester City.
Never say never, but for Chelsea who is 13 points behind Guardiola’s side, winning the Premier League this season might be a step too far.
Which makes this Sunday’s EFL Cup final even more desirable for the blues than the reds.
Both these great English clubs are also in the Champions League and are faring well too, but for now, their focus should alter back to England.
Because it’s Chelsea vs Liverpool at the Wembley Stadium, and we wait to see, who will draw the first blood of the season!
These two great sides have met each other on 178 occasions, across various competitions, Europe and England.
Liverpool leads this contest, as they have won 75 times compared to Chelsea’s 56 wins and 47 of those matches resulted in a draw.
It’s relevant to see their record in the EFL Cup as well, these two sides have met in this competition on 6 occasions, where Chelsea has won twice and Liverpool only once.
Liverpool has won 8 matches in a row as they will play Leeds this Wednesday. So, it’s safe to say they are coming in on a red-hot form!
Liverpool made their way to the finals by defeating Arsenal over the two-legged semi-finals.
Since the loss to Manchester City in mid-January and the draw with Brighton 4 days later, Chelsea is on a winning streak of 6 games, as they head into this one.
In their respective semi-finals, they defeated Tottenham Hotspur over the two legs.
After losing four consecutive Premier League games against Liverpool between 2019 and 2020, Chelsea is unbeaten in their last three against the Reds (W1 D2).
This is the first time in 4 years that the League Cup final will not feature Manchester City. They have won the EFL Cup 4 consecutive times up till now and 5 times in the last 6 years.
Liverpool and Manchester City hold the record for the most EFL Cup titles, with eight victories in the competition each. Liverpool’s wins include four consecutive titles from 1981 to 1984, while Manchester City’s include four consecutive titles from 2018 to 2021.
This one is hard to predict. Liverpool and Chelsea are two of the biggest clubs in England, and the form they are in is very, very good.
With pressure from the boards to win titles, both these clubs will give their 100 percent heading into this one.
For the first time in 5 years, this competition will have a new winner, now whether the trophy will have the Chelsea blue ribbons or the Anfield reds, only time will tell!
This one is really hard to predict, but it promises to be a cracking game. Chelsea fans can only get behind their team and cheer on, come this Sunday!