Squad sheets: Chelsea v Liverpool

Liverpool will be looking to complete a League Cup and FA Cup double with a victory over Chelsea at Wembley

A victory for Liverpool in the FA Cup final would be valuable for more than just the joy of winning at Wembley. A second trophy of the season, joining the Carling Cup, would give Kenny Dalglish the right to claim improvement even if his side are 34 points behind the Premier League leaders, Manchester City. Chelsea themselves look highly likely to finish the season outside the top four, but taking the FA Cup would add to the momentum on the approach to the Champions League final against Bayern Munich on 19 May. Kevin McCarra

Venue Wembley Stadium, Saturday 5.15pm

Tickets Sold out

Previous meetings Chelsea wins 56 Liverpool wins 73 Draws 33

Referee Phil Dowd

This season's matches 36 Y132, R5, 3.81 cards per game

Odds Chelsea 6-4 Liverpool 2-1 Draw (after 90min) 9-4

Chelsea v Liverpool
Chelsea v Liverpool: Probable starers in bold, contenders in light. Photograph: Graphic Photograph: Graphic


Subs from Hilário, Turnbull, Hutchinson, Romeu, Essien, Bertrand, Malouda, Torres, Meireles, Lukaku, Sturridge, Ferreira

Doubtful None

Injured David Luiz (hamstring, 13 May), Cahill (hamstring, 19 May)

Suspended None

Form guide LWDDWW

Disciplinary record Y109 R5

Leading scorer Lampard 17


Subs from Doni, Jones, Kelly, Shelvey, José Enrique, Shelvey, Bellamy, Kuyt, Rodríguez, Aurélio, Coates, Flanagan, Robinson, Sterling

Doubtful None

Injured Adam (knee, Aug), Lucas (knee, Aug)

Suspended None

Form guide LWLWWD

Disciplinary record Y72 R4

Leading scorer Suárez 17

Match pointers

• Chelsea have scored 100 goals in their last 39 FA Cup matches, failing to find the net only once – in a 1-0 defeat by Barnsley in March 2008

• On each of the three previous occasions that Liverpool have beaten Everton in an FA Cup semi-final, they have gone on to lose in the final

• Excluding the Community Shield, Didier Drogba has scored in all seven of his appearances at Wembley

• Liverpool have kept only one clean sheet in their last eight appearances in the final – the 2-0 victory against Sunderland in 1992

• This will be the 31st meeting between these sides in all competitions since the start of the 2004-05 season

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