Chelsea vs Liverpool: Carabao Cup kick-off time, venue And Team News

Chelsea vs Liverpool: Carabao Cup final Date, kick-off time, venue And Team News

According to STANDARD, This weekend marks the eagerly anticipated Carabao Cup final showdown between two football giants, Chelsea and Liverpool.

Despite an underwhelming season for Chelsea, manager Mauricio Pochettino recognizes the significance of securing silverware as the team strives to reclaim its position at the summit of English football. Chelsea last lifted the Carabao Cup in 2015, and Pochettino is eager to guide the Blues to victory after two final defeats in penalty shootouts against Manchester City and Liverpool in recent years.

Liverpool, the record-holders with nine Carabao Cup triumphs, led by manager Jurgen Klopp, aims for a historic tenth title in this competition. Klopp, in his bid for a memorable departure from Anfield, already has his sights on potential silverware, including the Premier League title, FA Cup, or Europa League.

The Carabao Cup final is set for Sunday, February 25, 2024, with a 4 pm GMT kick-off at Wembley Stadium in London.

Chelsea faces team news concerns, with veteran Thiago Silva racing to regain fitness, along with Carney Chukwuemeka. However, they will be without the services of Benoit Badiashile and Reece James. Liverpool, on the other hand, grapples with injuries, with doubts surrounding key players such as Darwin Nunez, Alisson Becker, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Mohamed Salah.

Injured Liverpool players set to miss the final include Diogo Jota, Curtis Jones, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Alcantara, and Joel Matip. The uncertainties in both teams’ line-ups add an element of intrigue to the highly anticipated clash at Wembley, where these football powerhouses will vie for Carabao Cup glory.

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