Chelsea vs Liverpool LIVE! Carabao Cup final result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Chelsea vs Liverpool LIVE! Carabao Cup final result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

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Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk headed the winner deep into extra time as Jurgen Klopp's massively-depleted side beat Chelsea 1-0 to claim a record-extending 10th Carabao Cup.

The Dutch defender, who controversially had another header ruled out at the same end in the second half after VAR intervention, rose above Mykhailo Mudryk to nod in Kostas Tsimikas' corner in the 118th minute. It was no more than the Netherlands international, lifting his first trophy as Liverpool captain, deserved after a monumental performance in defence in a win which seemed against the odds for long periods.

Klopp became the third Liverpool manager to win the trophy more than once as his long goodbye to his departure at the end of the season began with the first of a potential four pieces of silverware. But for opposite number Mauricio Pochettino his long wait for an English domestic trophy continues, as he was forced to reflect on how the Carabao Cup final slipped away from his side.

Chelsea vs Liverpool latest news

  • FT: Liverpool lift the Carabao Cup

  • GOAL! Van Dijk heads home 118-minute winner

  • NO GOAL! VAR rules Van Dijk header out

  • NO GOAL! Sterling denied by offside flag

  • Gravenberch stretched off after poor Caicedo challenge

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20:03 , Matt Verri

There is no shame in losing to Liverpool, but Chelsea know they blew a major chance on Sunday in the Carabao Cup final, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali will have watched on increasingly expectant as a tired-looking Liverpool looked there for the taking.

But the Blues left Wembley Stadium empty-handed after a hugely frustrating 1-0 loss.

Read our full analysis here!

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(Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Pochettino responds to Neville

19:24 , Matt Verri

Mauricio Pochettino has said Gary Neville's description of Chelsea as "blue billion-pound bottlejobs" was "not fair".

Liverpool finished the game with a host of youngsters on the pitch after Jayden Danns, 18, James McConnell and Bobby Clark, both 19, and Jarell Quansah, 21, came off the bench to join 20-year-old starter Harvey Elliott.

The average age of the Chelsea side was still younger, but the Blues have spent over £1billion on new players under their current ownership.

"In extra-time, it's been Klopp's kids against the blue, billion-pound bottlejobs," said Neville on commentary for Sky Sports.

Asked about Neville's comments afterward, Pochettino said: "I didn’t hear what he said, but if you compare the age of the two groups, I think it is similar.

"I have a good relationship with Gary and I don’t know if that’s how I can take this opinion. But I respect his opinion.

"We are a young team and [it is] nothing to compare with Liverpool [just] because they finished with also a few young players. I think it’s impossible [to compare the two sides].

"[Neville] knows, he knows the dynamics are completely different. We were playing today Liverpool and Chelsea.

"I think it’s not fair to talk in this way if he said that.”

Read his full comments here!


Van Dijk: Liverpool want more

18:52 , Matt Verri

Virgil van Dijk is eyeing “a few more” trophies this season after the club lifted their first with a dramatic Carabao Cup final win over Chelsea.

The Reds sit top of the Premier League, a point clear of Manchester City and two ahead of Arsenal. They have an FA Cup fifth-round match to come in midweek, at home to Southampton, and a last-16 clash in the Europa League against Sparta Prague next month.

Liverpool will hope Klopp’s final match as manager comes back at Wembley on May 25, when a quadruple could potentially be on the line, but Van Dijk refused to look that far ahead.

“I won't speak too soon, but hopefully we can win a few more,” Van Dijk told Sky Sports.

"The talk about it being Klopp's last season is not from within the squad, that is from the outside."

 (Nick Potts/PA Wire)
(Nick Potts/PA Wire)

The miserable run continues...

18:13 , Matt Verri

The last three of those defeats have all been to Liverpool.

Liverpool lift the Carabao Cup!

18:08 , Matt Verri

Jurgen Klopp can’t stop bouncing around!

He’s front and centre, alongside Virgil van Dijk, as the celebrations begin.

Chelsea player ratings

18:03 , Matt Verri

Cole Palmer 7

Denied certain goals by an outstanding Kelleher saves either side of half-time. Grew in stature as the game went on and saw plenty of the ball in the second half.

Nicolas Jackson 5

Unlucky to be flagged marginally offside ahead of squaring for Sterling to score in the first half. Created a chance for Gallagher shortly before he was subbed but largely struggled to make inroads against Liverpool's defenders.

Read Nizaar Kinsella’s ratings in full here!

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(Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Post-match thoughts from Van Dijk

17:57 , Matt Verri

“We will never take these things for granted.”

Dan Kilpatrick at Wembley

17:49 , Matt Verri

Virgil van Dijk just wasn't to be denied, despite his first goal being ruled out controversially for offside.

With so many big players missing, Liverpool needed the Dutchman to step up and that's exactly what he did.

Mauricio Pochettino looks close to tears but jubilation for Jurgen Klopp, who is guaranteed at least one trophy in his long goodbye.

Nizaar Kinsella at Wembley

17:47 , Matt Verri

Many will view this as an unforgivable cup final defeat for Chelsea, who can't beat a half-academy Liverpool team at Wembley Stadium.

There's never any shame in losing to Liverpool, but in these circumstances, it feels like a wasted opportunities.

Questions will remain about Mauricio Pochettino, these players and the ownership.

THE moment for Liverpool!

17:45 , Matt Verri

Virgil van Dijk is the hero!

FT: Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool

17:43 , Matt Verri


Extraordinary effort from the youngsters in red.

Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool

17:40 , Matt Verri

120 mins: Chelsea appealing for handball, as Madueke’s shot is blocked. It was straight off Van Dijk’s head.

Three minutes added on.

GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool | Virgil van Dijk 118'

17:38 , Matt Verri


And it had to be Van Dijk! He flicks a header into the far corner... this one will count.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:38 , Matt Verri

117 mins: Corner Liverpool, as Clark cuts onto his right foot and has a shot deflected wide.

Klopp has a huge smile on his face. Pochettino... does not.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:36 , Matt Verri


Liverpool inches away from what would surely have been a winner.

Tsimikas whips a cross to the back post, Elliott’s header is kept out by Petrovic’s boot, right on the line.

Danns following up, Petrovic holds it. That very nearly crossed the line.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:34 , Matt Verri

114 mins: Decent strike from Tsimikas on his right foot, straight at Petrovic though.

Madueke has space to drive into on the break, final ball is once again not good enough. Madueke blaming Nkunku’s run...

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:32 , Matt Verri

112 mins: Pochettino turns to his bench again.

Chilwell is off, captain’s armband handed to Fernandez. Chalobah is on for the Blues.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:31 , Matt Verri

111 mins: Powerful run from Gusto, finds Madueke on the right.

He goes by himself this time, cutting inside and trying his luck from distance. Takes a slight deflection, Kelleher gathers at the second time of asking as Nkunku follows in.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:29 , Matt Verri

109 mins: Woeful from Chelsea.

Fernandez driving forward, he’s got options through the middle and either side.

Slides the pass to Madueke on the right, he checks back, takes his time and then lays it off to a Liverpool shirt. Huge groans from that end of Wembley.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:28 , Matt Verri

107 mins: McConnell shown a yellow card - probably a good one to take.

Palmer was about to lead a Chelsea counter, but he is dragged back.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:26 , Matt Verri

106 mins: Another Liverpool youngster on.

Quansah has replaced Konate for the final 15 minutes. And his first touch is to chop his way past Nkunku - get that wrong and the striker was clean through!

Back underway!

17:24 , Matt Verri

Here we go then - 15 minutes to find a winner or it will be penalties.

HT in ET: Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:22 , Matt Verri

STILL it’s goalless.

Chelsea starting to grow into it towards the end of those 15 minutes.

Penalties loom...

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:21 , Matt Verri

105 mins: Palmer flicks a header at goal, straight at Kelleher.

Just the one minute added on.

Dan Kilpatrick at Wembley

17:20 , Matt Verri

Given Liverpool's injury problems and their mid-week slog against Luton, an extra 30 minutes should really suit Chelsea.

It's still end to end but you wonder if the Blues' extra rest may tell as the game becomes really stretched.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:19 , Matt Verri

103 mins: Rare Chelsea attack, Nkunku bursting into space on the left.

He’s got three team-mates up in support, but Van Dijk reads it and clears the cross out of play.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:17 , Matt Verri

101 mins: Superb from Colwill, as Chelsea continue to hold on.

Diaz skips away from Gusto like he’s not there, plays the ball into the middle. Danns briefly thinks he’s about to have a tap-in, but Colwill sticks in a foot to clear.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:14 , Matt Verri

99 mins: Side-netting! Liverpool fans thought that was in.

Ball clipped to the back post, Elliott is free but he volleys it into the ground and into the side-netting. That was a real chance.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:14 , Matt Verri

98 mins: Chelsea continue to sit right off Liverpool, they’re not getting a kick at the minute. They don’t seem to want to have a kick either.

Liverpool fans making the noise.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:12 , Matt Verri

96 mins: Chelsea have barely left their half in extra time.

The Blues look so tired, Gallagher with a late challenge on Diaz and that will be a free-kick.

On comes Madueke for Chelsea. Gallagher the man replaced - he still looks devastated after those earlier misses.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:09 , Matt Verri

94 mins: Ball pinged to Van Dijk, he beats Gusto in the air.

Nodded back into the middle, Danns gets up well and his header is tipped over by Petrovic. That’s got the Liverpool fans going again.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:08 , Matt Verri

92 mins: Gusto slips in the box, Diaz briefly free at the back post.

Chelsea scramble it away though. Liverpool have started extra time well.

Back underway!

17:05 , Matt Verri

We’re up and running in extra time.

Another 30 minutes coming up. If that’s not enough, it will be penalties.

17:03 , Matt Verri

It was Chelsea with all the big chances after Van Dijk’s header was ruled out.

Liverpool have a very, very young team on the pitch now. Pochettino’s side have to fancy their chances.

Would be a remarkable victory for Liverpool if they pull this off.

FT: Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

17:00 , Matt Verri

We’re going to extra-time!

It’s been an extraordinary match, and we’ve got another 30 minutes of it.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:58 , Matt Verri

90+4 mins: Liverpool hanging on for dear life. They need to make it extra-time and regroup.

Chelsea piling on the pressure, it’s one-way traffic now.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:56 , Matt Verri

90+3 mins: INCREDIBLE!

Chelsea have about six shots in the space of five seconds.

Konate denies Nkunku, Palmer’s shot is saved by Kelleher. The ball bounces around in the six-yard box, shots keep coming in... Kelleher eventually claims!

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:55 , Matt Verri

90+2 mins: Gallagher is in again if he can control the ball over the top... can’t do so.

Mudryk fires the ball into the box, Nkunku launches himself to the ground. Not getting a penalty for that, despite the boos from the Chelsea fans.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:54 , Matt Verri

90+1 mins: Six minutes added on!

Can either side snatch victory in normal time?

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:53 , Matt Verri

89 mins: Liverpool have to turn to the kids... Chelsea with a slightly more expensive option.

Mudryk is on for the Blues. Board briefly suggests it’s for Colwill, as Pochettino marches over to correct that.

Jackson is off.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:51 , Matt Verri

87 mins: Gallagher with his head in his hands, as he then fires wide. Jackson was briefly clean through, but Konate did superbly to hold him up. Ball played back to Jackson, can’t hit the target.

McConnell, Danns and Tsimikas on for Liverpool. Robertson, Mac Allister and Gakpo off. That’s a big call.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:49 , Matt Verri

85 mins: Palmer leads the Chelsea break, Gallagher is completely free if he looks up.

He does look up, he finds him... KELLEHER SAVES!

Liverpool goalkeeper flies off his line to make the save. Huge moment.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:48 , Matt Verri

84 mins: Still every chance we get a goal in normal time, there are still opportunities for both sides.

Gusto plays the ball across the face of goal, Nkunku slides in at the back post but he can’t quite make up the ground.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:47 , Matt Verri

83 mins: And now Konate joins Mac Allister in the book.

Again Chelsea look to break, Fernandez pokes the ball forward as Konate dives in. Handball from the defender, who blocked the ball by any means necessary.

Why was Virgil van Dijk header ruled out?

16:46 , Matt Verri

It could prove to be the defining moment of the final.

Virgil van Dijk headed home from a free-kick, but after a long wait for a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) check, the goal was ruled out for a “technical offside.”

Click here to read why!

 (Sky Sports)
(Sky Sports)

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:44 , Matt Verri

81 mins: Mac Allister shown a yellow card.

Ball bounced free in midfield, Caicedo poked the ball away just as Mac Allister made his challenge. Stopped the break.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:43 , Matt Verri

80 mins: Gomez charges forward on the overlap from right-back.

Ball slid wide to him, he hammers an effort at goal from a tight angle. Straight at Petrovic.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:42 , Matt Verri

78 mins: There is pure panic at both ends now, as we tick towards the end of the 90 minutes.

Gallagher again makes the run into the box, Liverpool just about scramble it away.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:39 , Matt Verri

75 mins: Chelsea hit the post!

The action at both ends continues. Palmer picks out Gallagher in the middle, he sweeps it towards the far corner and it bounces back off the woodwork!

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:37 , Matt Verri

74 mins: Anyone’s guess what we get next in this match.

Nkunku of all people is in his own box, pretty much at left-back, to clear the ball with Elliott lurking.

Corner for Liverpool. Mac Allister deep to Konate, his header is defended well by Chilwell.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:35 , Matt Verri

72 mins: Klopp turns to his bench for a second time this afternoon.

Big hug and smile for Clark, who is on to replace Bradley.

Dan Kilpatrick at Wembley

16:34 , Matt Verri

That feels like another big VAR decision which has set a precedent that will be impossible to uphold in future.

Those kind of blocks happen at every set piece at this level. Are they all really going to be policed in the same way from now on?

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:33 , Matt Verri

69 mins: Chelsea should be in front!

Colwill flicks a corner on, Disasi is completely free at the back post but he gets it all wrong from a couple of yards out.

Ball hits his knee, loops up for Kelleher.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:31 , Matt Verri

68 mins: Madness from Robertson, who takes about four swipes at Gallagher out wide. Linesman was a yard away.

Liverpool need to keep their heads, amid the frustration.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:29 , Matt Verri

66 mins: Jamie Carragher has not taken the news well on commentary. Arguing with Mike Dean.

Anyway, Chelsea make their first change. Sterling off, Nkunku on.


16:26 , Matt Verri

It’s been ruled out!

Wow. That’s incredibly harsh. Endo was offside, but basically stood still as Colwill ran into him.

Liverpool are stunned.

16:25 , Matt Verri

Hold up...

The referee is over to look at the monitor. A VAR review for offside - was Endo offside as he blocked Colwill from getting back towards Van Dijk?

Dan Kilpatrick at Wembley

16:24 , Matt Verri

Cometh the hour...

With so many stars missing, Liverpool needed their other big players to step up and Van Dijk has done just that.

Chelsea have tended to be much worse against teams when conceding first and they now face a big test of their mettle.

GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool | Virgil van Dijk 60'

16:23 , Matt Verri


Gallagher gives away a needless free-kick and Chelsea are punished, as Van Dijk heads home!

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:22 , Matt Verri

58 mins: Gakpo lifts the ball to the back post, Elliott is in space.

He volleys an effort at goal on the swivel, Petrovic punches that away relatively comfortably.

Diaz then slices a shot high and wide as he falls off balance.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:19 , Matt Verri

55 mins: Chelsea’s threat is coming on the counter.

Liverpool seeing plenty of the ball, but one loose pass and the Blues are flying forward.

Palmer drifts inside off the right wing, drags a shot from distance wide.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:16 , Matt Verri

53 mins: Fernandez wastes a huge chance for Chelsea.

Swift counter from the Blues, they work the ball really well. Gallagher gets to the byline, cuts it back to Fernandez.

He has his back to goal, a few yards out. Players to his left waiting for lay-off... midfielder tries to backheel it and the ball trickles well wide.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:14 , Matt Verri

50 mins: Pace of the match has just slowed down in the last few minutes.

Chelsea screaming for a free-kick, as Konate and Jackson challenge for the ball. Referee says the pair were holding each other.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

16:10 , Matt Verri

47 mins: Liverpool straight on the attack, Diaz is away down the left. Gets to the byline, fires the ball across the six-yard box but Disasi is there to turn it behind. Corner.

Robertson swings it in, comes to Bradley on the edge of the area. He takes too long to shoot, but Endo does get an effort away. Flashes wide.

Back underway!

16:08 , Matt Verri

Second-half is up and running at Wembley.

First-half stats

16:05 , Matt Verri

Liverpool have just about edged the the possession stats.

Eight shots for the Reds, three of those on target. Chelsea have forced Kelleher into two saves.

The two 2022 finals between these sides went to penalty shootouts after goalless matches - are we in for more of the same?

Nizaar Kinsella at Wembley

15:59 , Matt Verri

A wonderful half of football in a cup final once again between these two teams.

It's just surprising there have been no goals. Very similar to the two finals of 2022.

Big chance for Palmer...

15:56 , Matt Verri

A huge save from Keller to deny Palmer early in the match - the Chelsea man should really have scored that.

HT: Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:54 , Matt Verri

Goalless at the break.

Raheem Sterling had the ball in the net for Chelsea, but that was ruled out for offside.

Cody Gakpo went close at the other end, as his header hit the post.

Firmly in the balance


Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:52 , Matt Verri

45+5 mins: Liverpool on top in the final minutes of this half, enjoying a good spell.

Chelsea pinned right back... but Mac Allister’s loose pass on the edge of the area eases the pressure.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:49 , Matt Verri

45+3 mins: Chilwell and Bradley square up - Chelsea man really rattled.

Gakpo arrives on the scene and shoves Chilwell too, as players from both sides try to calm things down.

Yellow card for both Chilwell and Bradley.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:47 , Matt Verri

45 mins: Chelsea survive!

Diaz skips away from Fernandez, plays in Elliott on the overlap.

It’s a scramble in the middle, before the ball falls for Bradley and the blue shirts throw themselves in the way to block his shot. Great defending.

Six minutes added on.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:46 , Matt Verri

44 mins: Mac Allister leaves one on Caicedo - fairly confident that one was not accidental, after all the Chelsea midfielder’s fouls so far.

Coming towards the end of this half, but we’ll have a fair bit of added-time.

Nizaar Kinsella at Wembley

15:43 , Matt Verri

Cody Gakpo heads an effort off the post.

This is some game, really, between two teams that are very open but have quality to punish each others.

It's a little surprising that it is still 0-0.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:42 , Matt Verri

40 mins: OFF THE POST!

And yet Liverpool should now be in front!

Diaz lays the ball back to Robertson, he clips a lovely ball into the middle. Gakpo gets up well, header flicks off the outside of the post.

Petrovic didn’t move.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:41 , Matt Verri

39 mins: Liverpool have struggled a bit since that Gravenberch injury.

Just halted their momentum, with the shift of players yet to really work. Bradley playing very high, with Elliott in midfield.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:39 , Matt Verri

37 mins: Gallagher with a great run to get to the byline.

He cuts the ball back into the middle, Robertson does superbly to slide in and stop Palmer having a tap-in.

Nizaar Kinsella at Wembley

15:36 , Matt Verri

That is a very marginal offside to rule out Raheem Sterling's goal.

Nicolas Jackson was judged to be just ahead of the play, in shades of Romelu Lukaku's similar incident in the 2022 final.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:35 , Matt Verri

34 mins: Out come the lines... and it is just about offside.

Great decision from the assistant. Chelsea inches away from taking the lead but it remains goalless.


15:34 , Matt Verri

32 mins: The Chelsea celebrations are cut short.

Jackson makes the run in behind and he’s away, squaring it for Sterling to finish at the back post.

It’s very, very tight. Over to VAR.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:32 , Matt Verri

31 mins: Caicedo continues to make fouls in midfield - remarkable that he hasn’t been shown a yellow card yet. Can’t be far away.

Palmer whips in a cross, trying to pick out Sterling at the back post. Straight at Kelleher.

Nizaar Kinsella at Wembley

15:31 , Matt Verri

Jurgen Klopp is furious as Moises Caicedo has injured Ryan Gravenberch by stamping on his ankle.

He has been stretchered off, with a brief VAR review not finding anything worthy of a red card.

It was clearly accidental, but was it dangerous and out of control?

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:29 , Matt Verri

28 mins: After that long delay, we’re back up and running.

Gomez is on for Gravenberch. Looks like Bradley will be at right wing now, with Elliott dropping back into midfield. Gomez at right-back.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:28 , Matt Verri

26 mins: The stretcher is coming on - looks like Gravenberch’s afternoon is over already.

Gomez is seemingly the man coming on for Liverpool, as Klopp continues his long discussion with the fourth official.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:27 , Matt Verri

25 mins: Gravenberch is in a lot of pain after the initial Caicedo challenge. It wasn’t a good one at all.

Caught him late on the ankle. Klopp is furious, letting the fourth official know what he thinks about.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:25 , Matt Verri

23 mins: Chelsea much more in the match now, they have finally settled.

Gakpo and Gravenberch down in the space of a few seconds - referee waves play on both times. Liverpool less than impressed.

Nizaar Kinsella at Wembley

15:24 , Matt Verri

Chelsea have had their biggest chance as Caoimhin Kelleher saves a Cole Palmer shot from point blank range.

It was part of a scramble in the box where Liverpool desperately defended, with Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson also briefly having chances to shoot on goal.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:22 , Matt Verri

21 mins: Incredible save from Kelleher!

Chelsea’s best moment by a mile. Caicedo with a lovely ball out to Gallagher, his ball into the middle finds Sterling.

Bobbles into the path of Palmer, has to score from a few yards out but Kelleher somehow denies him!

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:21 , Matt Verri

19 mins: Chelsea still haven’t really settled down.

Liverpool looking far more comfortable, there’s been no consistent possession for the Blues so far.

Caicedo and Fernandez need to sharpen up.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:18 , Matt Verri

17 mins: Chilwell the latest to struggle in the face of the Liverpool press, brings down Bradley. Yet another Liverpool free-kick.

Robertson takes it, Colwill is up well to head the ball away.

Nizaar Kinsella at Wembley

15:17 , Matt Verri

Chelsea keep giving away the ball in dangerous positions and are lucky not to be 1-0 down.

Luis Diaz, again, keeps wasting chances. It's a good job Mohamed Salah, and to a lesser extent Diogo Jota, are not available for this one.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:16 , Matt Verri

14 mins: Petrovic forced into action!

Mac Allister tries his luck from distance, comfortable for the Chelsea goalkeeper.

It’s a much better save seconds later, as Diaz cuts onto his right foot and hammers a strike towards the near post. It was a disastrous slip from Disasi to let him in.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:14 , Matt Verri

13 mins: Madness from Diaz, shoves Gallagher in the back out wide. He was going nowhere. Chelsea now with a free-kick in a good position.

Chilwell clips it in, headed out to Gusto just outside the box and he sends a weak effort straight at Kelleher.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:13 , Matt Verri

11 mins: “Chelsea are like a box of frogs,” says Gary Neville. It has been frantic.

Gusto does win them a corner though, as the Blues look to get themselves into this match.

Dan Kilpatrick at Wembley

15:12 , Matt Verri

Chelsea really struggling to play through Liverpool's press in the early stages.

Three times in a matter of minutes the Reds stole possession with some committed pressing.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:11 , Matt Verri

10 mins: All Liverpool at the moment.

Robertson swings a decent ball in, Gakpo looks to be free at the back post but Diaz gets there in front of him and loops a header straight at Petrovic.

Should really have left that for Gakpo.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:09 , Matt Verri

7 mins: Chelsea are a bit too keen - they’re giving away a lot of free-kicks already. Caicedo dives in on Endo, brings him down.

Another chance for Liverpool to put a dangerous ball into the middle.

Mac Allister takes, Disasi misses his header but Konate can’t control it at the back post.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:07 , Matt Verri

5 mins: Robertson has started well for Liverpool, a couple of good breaks down that left wing.

Colwill then gets himself into trouble as he brings the ball out of defence. Heavy touch, Mac Allister gets there first and Colwill lunges in trying to make up for it.

Lucky to avoid a yellow card.

Nizaar Kinsella at Wembley

15:05 , Matt Verri

Both teams have been playing it around the back, but lost the ball when it has reached their attackers.

There's a feeling of big final nerves around the place.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

15:03 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Chelsea very aggressive in their press early on, a couple of fouls in the opening minute as they close Liverpool down.

Nobody getting a second on the ball so far.

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