All you need to know about Liverpool vs Chelsea Carabao Cup final

All you need to know about Liverpool vs Chelsea Carabao Cup final

After seven rounds of footballing action, the Carabao Cup Final on Sunday, February 25 will witness Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea taking on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. The teams are vying to secure their first silverware of the season.

Chelsea will be seeking to add a positive touch to what has been a forgettable 2023-2024 campaign by securing a win on Sunday against an opponent who are enjoying their best season in England. A victory on Sunday would ease the mounting pressure on Chelsea’s manager Pochettino, and potentially secure his first trophy in England, despite having coached in English football for six years.

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While the importance of this fixture is already high, it will hold the additional attention of the Reds fans after Klopp’s recent announcement of leaving the club at the end of the season. The Final on Sunday brings the opportunity for Klopp to add another trophy to his already phenomenal resume, before closing his Liverpool chapter.

If looked at from the Premier League perspective, table-toppers Liverpool are the clear favourites to emerge victorious over 10th placed Chelsea, based on their recent performances. Having already lost to Liverpool by a huge margin of 4-1, earlier this month, the pressure would clearly be on the West London side.

Injuries galore for both finalists

Despite this match being one of the most crucial of the season for both sides, the Final will not feature many big names on either end due to injuries.

For Chelsea, Mauricio Pochettino will be left with limited options in his squad due to the absence of Thiago Silva, Benoit Badiashile, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, and Marc Cucurella, all sidelined due to injuries.

On the other hand, Klopp finds himself in a situation similar to that of the Argentine, with big names from his side such as Alisson Becker, Thiago Alcantara, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Diogo Jota, and Curtis Jones confirmed to miss the League Cup Final. Additionally, the fixture might see minimal involvement from their two attacking stars, Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez, as both of whom are also under scrutiny for injuries.

When and where to watch

To the disappointment of Indian football enthusiasts, the Carabao Cup final will not be broadcast live on any Indian TV channels.

However, the match can be live streamed on the FanCode app and website on February 25, 2024, from 8:30 PM (IST).

Published By:

Debodinna Chakraborty

Published On:

Feb 24, 2024

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