Chelsea vs Liverpool, FA Cup final live: latest score and updates as Salah goes off injured

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04:38 PM

Half time: Chelsea 0 Liverpool 0

Liverpool started the much stronger side, a dominant opening 15 minutes, but Mendy made a couple of terrific stops to deny the Reds. Diaz was relentless down the left, constantly hounding Chalobah.

Chelsea then worked their way back into the game and forced a couple of bug stops from Alisson.

Nine attempts for Liverpool against Chelsea's three. Better finishing from the forwards and we could have had a few goals already.

04:34 PM

45 + 3 mins

Jota tries to weave his way down the right, but he's tackled well by Rudiger and Chelsea can build.

04:33 PM

45 + 1 mins

Lukaku with an effort, inside the Liverpool box... but he can't hit the target!

04:32 PM

45 mins

Four minutes of added time to come.

04:32 PM

45 mins

Robertson sends a missile into the box. Jota is on the end of it, but he sends it high over Mendy's crossbar.

Mendy had committed there... the Liverpool forward could've done better.

04:29 PM

43 mins

Mane follows-through into Jorginho - again - as another foul is conceded by the Senegal international.

04:27 PM

41 mins

Trent AA tries to whip one in. Headed away by Chalobah.

04:26 PM

40 mins

Thiago caught napping. He's dispossessed by Mount in midfield, who plays in Lukaku to his right, but the Chelsea forward is quickly closed down by the Liverpool defence and his cross is headed away.

04:24 PM

38 mins

A mistimed tackle by Mane on Jorginho; Chelsea free kick inside their own half.

04:22 PM

36 mins

It's become a bit more of a cagey midfield affair now. No real chances since Salah limped off.

04:21 PM

35 mins

Trent AA has made it into the centre of the pitch and goes for a 35-yard effort... but it's blocked before it's airborne. Audacious.

04:19 PM

33 mins

Pulisic gets in again for Chelsea!

He's played in down the left side of the box. He had to take it first time, but in the end he allows Trent AA to get back and block the shot.

04:18 PM

32 mins

A big blow for Liverpool. Salah is off; Jota is on to replace him.

04:17 PM

31 mins

Mo Salah has gone down now. He'll get medical treatment. This is worrying for Liverpool.

Jota is warming up.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool goes down injured - Marc Atkins/Getty Images
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool goes down injured - Marc Atkins/Getty Images

04:15 PM

31 mins

Alisson back on his feet now. He'll be fine to continue.

04:15 PM

30 mins

We're about even on the chances now after Liverpool's dominant opening 10 minutes.

04:14 PM

27 mins

Great save Alisson! He comes out at the perfect time to deny Alonso, who is played in, inside the Liverpool box by Pulisic.

Alisson needs a break. He's just pulled his sock down to assess the damage. Alonso came clattering into him there.

04:11 PM

25 mins

Keita and Salah try to combine, but the Egyptian is dispossessed. He's been quite quiet so far, with Liverpool's main threat coming from Diaz.

 Luis Diaz of Liverpool shoots under pressure from Reece James of Chelsea - Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
Luis Diaz of Liverpool shoots under pressure from Reece James of Chelsea - Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

04:09 PM

22 mins

Pulisic! So, so close after a lovely Chelsea move. James is played in down the right, linking in with Mount.

Mount charges towards the Liverpool box, and ground crosses to Pulisic who directs the ball inches wide of Alisson's right-hand post. An encouraging move. Chelsea seem to be waking up now.

04:06 PM

20 mins

Robertson has a dig from the left side, outside the box. But it goes sailing over Mendy's crossbar.

04:06 PM

19 mins

Mane is played through by Henderson over the top.

It's Mane on Mendy, Senegal team mates, a bouncing ball, and Mendy heads it powerfully away. Good positioning and awareness from the Chelsea keeper.

04:03 PM

17 mins

Thiago goes sliding into Kovacic and concedes a free kick in an opportune location for Chelsea on the right.

Alonso send it in, left-footed, but it's straight at Alisson. Easy for the Liverpool keeper.

04:02 PM

16 mins

Reece James drops a ball into Lukaku in Liverpool's box, with the Chelsea striker backing into Konate.

04:01 PM

15 mins

Diaz is getting into plenty of space behind Chalobah and James. That's about the fifth time a ball is played into the right channel and he's got on the end of it. He's having great fun out there.

03:59 PM

14 mins

Liverpool's high press is keeping Chelsea pegged in.

Tuchel is urging his team up the pitch for Mendy's goal kick now.

03:59 PM

13 mins

Mane plays a great ball around the corner to Diaz, who gets a shot away.

It comes out to Trent AA, who has a dig, just inside the box. It's blocked and is out for a throw-in on the right.

Corner to come now, after it's played against Kovacic.

Liverpool are all over the London club here. Can they capitalise?

03:56 PM

10 mins

Thiago Silva has gone down in that attack.

He's back on his feet now, but it was a lengthy period of treatment for Chelsea's 37-year-old centre-back.

03:55 PM

8 mins

Diaz denied by Mendy!

Trent AA plays a sensational outside-of-the-boot pass from his own half to play in Diaz, who charges up, shoots, and is denied by Mendy's outstretched feet.

Chelsea manage to get it clear, but Liverpool are well on top in these opening 10 minutes.

03:53 PM

7 mins

Mane spreads to Diaz on his left, who surges into the Liverpool box.

He squares it in, playing just behind Salah, who was in plenty of space. He was agonisingly close to that one.

03:51 PM

5 mins

Salah cuts inside and tries to steer one in, but the ball hits Jorginho direct in the face. Ouch! Out for the first corner of the game.

03:50 PM

4 mins

Diaz with an early shot-cross, breaking into the left side of Chelsea's box.

Thiago was inches from steering it in, sliding in, unmarked.

03:49 PM

4 mins

Henderson tries to send Diaz on his way with a ball over the top, but Chalobah is tight and it's away.

03:48 PM

2 mins

Liverpool with a throw out on the left, won by Luis Diaz, just into Chelsea's half.

Both sides just trying to find their feet in these opening moments.

03:45 PM

Kick-off!

Chelsea's Lukaku gets us under way.

03:43 PM

A reminder of the line-ups this afternoon

Chelsea: Mendy, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Mount, Pulisic, Lukaku.

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Kante, Werner, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Barkley, Ziyech, Azpilicueta, Sarr.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Robertson, Keita, Henderson, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Diaz.

Subs: Milner, Firmino, Gomez, Jones, Jota, Tsimikas, Origi, Matip, Kelleher.

03:42 PM

Raye given the nod to lead the national anthem

Fireworks and flames in the backdrop.

The players gather behind a peace flag with the colours of Ukraine.

03:40 PM

The players are out!

A full house at Wembley: 90,000 are here to watch the 141st FA Cup.

The Duke of Cambridge gives everyone a handshake. National Anthem to come.

03:39 PM

Match facts

⦁ With this match a repeat of the 2021-22 League Cup final, Liverpool will look to win both of England’s domestic cup competitions in the same season for the first time since 2000-01, whilst the last team to lose both the League and FA Cup final in the same campaign were Middlesbrough in 1996-97.

⦁ For only the second time, the same two sides (Chelsea and Liverpool) will contest both the League Cup and FA Cup final in the same campaign. The previous occasion was 1992-93, when Arsenal beat Sheffield Wednesday in both finals.

⦁ Liverpool and Chelsea have met once before in the FA Cup final, doing so in 2012 which the Blues won 2-1 thanks to goals from Ramires and Didier Drogba. This will be the Blues’ 16th appearance in the competition’s final compared to the Reds’ 15th, the third and fourth most occasions of all sides behind Manchester United (20) and Arsenal (21).

03:38 PM

The traditional pre-match anthem

Abide With Me rings around the ground.

The players gather in the tunnel!

03:35 PM

The battle of the creative right-backs

Rarely can the two right-backs in an FA Cup final claim to be their team’s most creative player, but Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James are not most right-backs, writes Daniel Zeqiri.

Alexander-Arnold is more of a passer, matched only perhaps by Kevin De Bruyne, with James more of a ball-carrier and crosser. James was injured for the last two Chelsea matches against Liverpool but his return showed what a loss he was for Tuchel in mid-winter.

In Tuchel’s system, James is there to provide width from right-wing back as his touch map at a recent game at Manchester United shows. This was Alexander-Arnold’s role too when he first broke into the Liverpool team, but his positioning is now more complex. His touchmap in the draw with Tottenham shows a player frequently receiving the ball in areas which we might expect from an attacking midfielder.

03:34 PM

Less than 15 minutes to go now...

Chelsea fans in Wembley - NEIL HALL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
Chelsea fans in Wembley - NEIL HALL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
Liverpool fans in Wembley - Naomi Baker - The FA
Liverpool fans in Wembley - Naomi Baker - The FA

03:30 PM

Liverpool's road to the final

Third round: Liverpool 4 Shrewsbury Town 1

Fourth round: Liverpool 3 Cardiff City 1

Fifth round: Liverpool 2 Norwich City 1

Quarter-final: Nottingham Forest 0 Liverpool 1

Semi-final: Manchester City 2 Liverpool 3

03:30 PM

Chelsea's road to the final

Third round: Chelsea 5 Chesterfield 1

Fourth round: Chelsea 2 Plymouth Argyle 2

Fifth round: Chelsea 2 Luton Town 3

Quarter-final: Middlesbrough 0 Chelsea 2

Semi-final: Chelsea 2 Crystal Palace 0

03:25 PM

Craig Pawson officiates today

The 43-year-old will be assisted by Dan Cook and Edward Smart, while the fourth official will be David Coote. Video assistant referee will be Paul Tierney and assistant Var will be Simon Bennett.

Pawson said:

I got the call yesterday morning, so I was elated as you can imagine.

It’s been a lifetime’s ambition to referee the FA Cup Final and it’s the pinnacle of anyone’s career so I’m elated to receive the honour.

It’s going to be a great Final between two great teams and the fact that it’s the 150th anniversary of the first FA Cup Final as well is the cherry on the top. I’m just really looking forward to it now.

03:20 PM

Warm-ups underway; less than half an hour to go now...

Liverpool's Alisson - REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
Liverpool's Alisson - REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
Jordan Henderson - REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
Jordan Henderson - REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea leads the team on to the pitch for the warm up - Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images
Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea leads the team on to the pitch for the warm up - Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images

03:13 PM

Speaking on Match of the Day, Alan Shearer is surprised by Werner's omission

No surprises to me in the Liverpool team.

I'm surprised Werner's not playing. It would've been a huge threat with his pace to be running in behind.

03:10 PM

Thomas Tuchel and Jurgen Klopp speak with referee, Craig Pawson

Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea and Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool speak with referee, Craig Pawson prior to The FA Cup Final match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium - Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images
Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea and Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool speak with referee, Craig Pawson prior to The FA Cup Final match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium - Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images

03:05 PM

Age no barrier for Thiago Silva

Ahead of today's FA Cup final against Liverpool, Thiago Silva is not treating each new opportunity like it might be his last - even though he will celebrate his 38th birthday in September.

Before concentrating on the future, Silva has unfinished business to attend to in his latest Wembley final, having lost two - against Leicester City in last season’s FA Cup and Liverpool in this year’s Carabao Cup.

He told Telegraph Sport's Matt Law:

Wembley is known around the world for being the home of the English football team - it has a status like the Stade de France and the Maracana.

It’s a privilege to play in these stadiums and, obviously, it would be an amazing thing to win there. I’ve lost finals there against Leicester and Liverpool, and those are not great memories. To return to Wembley and win a trophy would be another dream come true.

02:58 PM

The teams in black-and-white

Chelsea: Mendy, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Mount, Pulisic, Lukaku.

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Kante, Werner, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Barkley, Ziyech, Azpilicueta, Sarr.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Robertson, Keita, Henderson, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Diaz.

Subs: Milner, Firmino, Gomez, Jones, Jota, Tsimikas, Origi, Matip, Kelleher.

02:56 PM

Just one change for Chelsea after Wednesday's 3-0 away win over Leeds

Thiago Silva comes in at the back for Christensen.

Thiago Silva during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on May 7 - Stephanie Meek - CameraSport via Getty Images
Thiago Silva during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on May 7 - Stephanie Meek - CameraSport via Getty Images

02:51 PM

Klopp makes five changes to the side that beat Aston Villa on Tuesday

Matip, Tsimikas, Jones, Fabinho, and Jota drop out.

Konate, Robertson, Thiago, Henderson, and Salah make the starting XI.

02:46 PM

Chelsea's line-up has dropped

02:38 PM

No sign of the Chelsea team sheet yet...

We'll have it here as soon as it's through.

02:35 PM

Liverpool team news through ahead of schedule here

02:34 PM

Teams news expected in about 10 minutes now...

Both teams suffered injury blows this week with Fabinho pulling his hamstring and Mateo Kovacic rated unlikely to recover from Dan James’ diabolical challenge.

Fabinho is a master at winning second balls in midfield, writes Daniel Zeqiri, protecting his two centre-backs and allowing Klopp to push numbers forward. Fabinho has won possession in the middle third 131 times this Premier League season, more times than any Liverpool player. He has made more interceptions than any Liverpool midfielder while Thiago Alcantara is the only midfielder to win more tackles.

Kovacic is Chelsea’s most press-resistant midfielder, and will be sorely missed against Liverpool due to his ability to escape pressure. He has completed more dribbles than any Chelsea player other than Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the Premier League, and is leading their midfield for carries. No player has won more tackles, so the Croatian can break play up too.

N’Golo Kante is also facing a race to be fit. Chelsea’s back five stretched across the pitch does give them an extra player in build-up against Liverpool’s press, but how successful they are at feeding the ball into central midfield could shape the game. Klopp’s narrow front three will try to block these passes and usher the ball wide.

02:29 PM

The players arrive!

02:22 PM

The weather's turned up

Like much of the rest of the UK, Wembley is basking in the sunshine this afternoon.

The Met Office is showing 22 Celsius for kick off under the arch in north west London.

Inside Wembley Stadium before kick off - NEIL HALL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
Inside Wembley Stadium before kick off - NEIL HALL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
General view as fans arrive outside the stadium before the match - Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers
General view as fans arrive outside the stadium before the match - Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

02:12 PM

Liverpool's quad attempt

By remaining in contention on May 14 for all four major honours - Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League (or European Cup) and League Cup - Liverpool have sustained a quadruple challenge for longer than any English side in history.

02:03 PM

Sadio Mane for Ballon d'Or?

Sadio Mane has scored six goals against Chelsea since moving to Liverpool in 2016-17, with no other player netting more often vs the Blues in this time. Following the Senegalese’s brace in the semi-final vs Man City, he is looking to become the first Liverpool player to score in consecutive Wembley appearances (when used as a neutral venue) since Phillipe Coutinho in April 2015 & February 2016.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, winner of two FA Cups, says Mane is his favourite player of the Jurgen Klopp era, suggesting that he will be the Premier League's most likely winner of the 2022 Ballon d'Or. Read his analysis here.

Sadio Mane takes a shot during the League Cup final football match between Chelsea and Liverpool in February - GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images
Sadio Mane takes a shot during the League Cup final football match between Chelsea and Liverpool in February - GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images

01:51 PM

Marcel Desailly gets a feel for today's silverware

The former Chelsea defender won the FA Cup once with Chelsea. His only major trophy in his six seasons at the club (1998-2004) came in 2000 with a 1-0 win over Aston Villa.

He left the club just as Chelsea's Abramovich revolution was getting started.

Former Chelsea footballer, Marcel Desailly poses for a photo with the FA Cup trophy prior to The FA Cup Final match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium - Michael Regan - The FA
Former Chelsea footballer, Marcel Desailly poses for a photo with the FA Cup trophy prior to The FA Cup Final match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium - Michael Regan - The FA

01:39 PM

Early injury news

Chelsea midfielders Mateo Kovacic (ankle) and Ngolo Kante will face late fitness tests, while Liverpool midfielder Fabinho will miss out with a hamstring problem, picked up midweek.

Klopp confirmed yesterday that the Brazil midfielder will "definitely" be ready to play against Real Madrid and possibly sooner.

01:39 PM

Two hours until kick off!

An aerial view of Wembley Stadium is seen prior to The FA Cup Final match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium -  Michael Regan - The FA
An aerial view of Wembley Stadium is seen prior to The FA Cup Final match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium - Michael Regan - The FA
Chelsea and Liverpool fans view a merchandise stand ahead of the Emirates FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium -  Zac Goodwin/PA
Chelsea and Liverpool fans view a merchandise stand ahead of the Emirates FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium - Zac Goodwin/PA
Fans takes the London Underground tube to the stadium ahead of the Emirates FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium - Zac Goodwin/PA
Fans takes the London Underground tube to the stadium ahead of the Emirates FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium - Zac Goodwin/PA

12:19 PM

Good afternoon!

Hello and welcome to Telegraph Sport's coverage of the 2022 FA Cup final, the competition's 141st, with Liverpool and Chelsea returning to Wembley for a rerun of February's Carabao Cup final.

Liverpool took the spoils that afternoon after Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga blasted his spot-kick over the bar as keepers were called upon to take penalties in the shootout after no goals were scored over 120 minutes.

The match was overshadowed in the build up by the situation involving Chelsea's Russian owner, Roman Abramovich, and his nation's invasion of Ukraine.

Almost three months on, a new era dawns at Stamford Bridge. This will be Chelsea' first post-Abramovich final, as the curtain opens on Todd Boehly's ownership of the club, pending a green light from the UK Government and Premier League.

Liverpool are aiming to win the FA Cup for the first time since 2006, having lost to Chelsea in their last final appearance a decade ago. The Blues are looking for their ninth FA Cup, having last won in 2018 with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.

Thomas Tuchel has branded Jurgen Klopp "the master of being the underdog" as he praised his compatriot for fostering a countrywide "sympathy" for Liverpool.

"When he trained Dortmund, the whole country loved Dortmund. So now he trains Liverpool and you have the feeling the whole country loves Liverpool.

"It's big, big, big credit to him and this is what you deal with if you play a team against him, it's always like this, but it's always the fun part and so if we are the bad guys tomorrow, then no problem.

"If we take that role, no problem. We don't want to have the sympathy of the country tomorrow - we want to have the trophy."

Kick off is at 4:45pm, with live coverage on BBC and ITV.

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