FA CUP FINAL 2022 PREVIEW
It’s almost time for the FA Cup Final 2022 with a repeat of the EFL Cup Final from a few weeks ago, as Liverpool take on Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.
For only the second time in history, the FA Cup Final will be a repeat of the EFL Cup Final 2022. While not a particularly exciting idea on paper, the manner in which Chelsea and Liverpool last battled at Wembley’s thrilling February final does whet the appetite.
Rarely has a 0-0 proven so exciting and, even in a Premier League context, there has been so little to split the two teams all season. Both meetings in the league have ended in draws, despite Liverpool’s healthy 16 point lead over Chelsea in the table.
FA Cup Final 2022 | Deja Vu at Wembley
⚽ Liverpool vs Chelsea
📅 Saturday 14 May 2022
⏰ 1645 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ Live BBC Sport Streaming
For Chelsea, the FA Cup represents the only piece of domestic silverware left on the line this season, and fellow capital side Crystal Palace were no match for the Blues’ superiority in the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, Liverpool won one of their many battles of dominance with Manchester City to make it to the showpiece event, and the prospect of a four-trophy haul is still lingering in the minds of the travelling Merseyside fans.
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Jurgen Klopp is surely sick of the sound of the word quadruple by now, but while his team are in with a realistic chance of producing the unthinkable – even though the prospect of Manchester City dropping points in the Premier League seems slim – the Kop will not stop dreaming.
Since Liverpool last got their hands on the cup 16 years ago, Chelsea have triumphed in the 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2018 editions – even beating Liverpool in the London Olympics year – and they have found the back of the net at least twice in all of their FA Cup games this term, amassing 14 in total.
By leading the Blues out for their fourth domestic final since his appointment as manager, Tuchel will equal Jose Mourinho’s record in that department, but a record of just two wins from their last six games does not make for pleasant reading for those in blue ahead of Saturday’s showpiece event.
The Reds have been dealt a killer blow after Fabinho hobbled off with an apparent hamstring problem in Tuesday night’s victory, but the midfielder should be back for the Champions League final. In very similar fashion, Chelsea also witnessed one of their midfield stalwarts leave the field with a concerning injury in midweek, as Mateo Kovacic was on the receiving end of a dreadful tackle from Daniel James.
With neither Tuchel nor Klopp likely to be able to put out their desired midfield combinations on the Wembley turf, expect an open-ended encounter in Saturday’s gargantuan final, and there are added incentives on both sides to get the job done.
Securing a first-ever FA Cup title with Liverpool would be the perfect way for Klopp to celebrate his recent contract extension, while Chelsea’s new ownership will have a very keen eye on the weekend’s exploits in the capital.
How to watch FA Cup Final 2022 match from anywhere…
FA Cup matches for the 2021/22 season will be streamed live between BBC and ITV, as well as their respective apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Smart TV, Now TV, FireTV etc.
But these streaming services are not available to everyone, for example when you load BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub in the USA, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Dubai, Canada etc. you will get an error message.
BBC iplayer only works in the uk. Sorry, it’s due to rights issues.
This is basically because their streaming services are geoblocked based on the IP address being used to access it. You must be a UK domestic web user to access BT Sport, Sky Sports, Amazon Prime UK, ITV and BBC Sport live tv streaming.
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How can I watch ITV Sport FA Cup matches live?
The FA Cup will be broadcast entirely on free-to-air television in 2022 after ITV announced a four-year broadcast deal with the Football Association. ITV has revealed it will screen 20 live matches per season in the world’s oldest football competition from 2021/22 to 2024/25, sharing coverage with the BBC from the opening round through to the final.
ITV will have the first and fourth choices of the second and fourth rounds and the quarter-finals as well as second and third selections for the first, third and fifth rounds. Matches will be screen on terrestrial TV as well as ITV.com and ITV Hub apps on various devices.
How can I watch BBC Sport FA Cup matches live?
With Premier League Pay-Per-View now scrapped, the BBC gets their live action once again through their FA Cup rights. They also offer free FA Cup and Premier League VPN 20/21 highlights, with Match of the Day and Match of the Day 2, available live when screened on the BBC Sport website, and also on catchup with BBC iPlayer.
Furthermore; ITV Sport and BBC Sport aren’t the only geographically-censored streaming services a VPN or Proxy will allow you to access. Other UK services like Sky Sports, Now TV, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime, BT Sport, All 4 and BritBox are available. Plus with the option to switch to our USA service whenever you like, you can access Hulu, HBO GO, Netflix and Pandora. Essentially you can access international content from virtually anywhere!