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Carabao Cup Final 2024 Extravaganza: Spectacular Line-up Predictions, Epic Preview, and Bold Prediction for Chelsea Vs. Liverpool

Sunday, February 25, at Wembley Stadium, sees the Carabao Cup Final 2024 between Chelsea and Liverpool, two Premier League rivals. Kickoff is set for 3:00 p.m. Watch Chelsea vs. Liverpool live in the Carabao Cup Final this year on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football. The team will be on the air starting at 2:30 p.m.

 

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Wembley coverage will be provided by presenters Mark Chapman, Karey Carney, Daniel Sturridge, and Jamie Redknapp. Peter Drury, Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville, and Mike Dean will offer analysis.

Additionally, you may follow along with updates on Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT.

Highlights will also air on ITV 1 on Sunday night at 10:50 p.m.

Moreover, the EFL’s Match Center allows you to keep track of the action, and a live blog offers updates throughout the game.

 

What is the Carabao Cup Final’s format?

If the scores are tied after ninety minutes, there will be thirty minutes of extra time in the Carabao Cup Final. In the event that the scores are tied after extra time, the victor will be determined by a penalty shootout.

Out of the nine nominees, clubs will be able to substitute five players. (Excluding halftime) They will have three opportunities during open play to make replacements, and they may make more than one during a single opportunity.

 

Should the match proceed into extra time, both Clubs will have the option to make one more substitution, bringing the total to six. During open play in extra time, there will be one more chance (not including 90 minutes and half time in extra-time). Extra time can be used to carry over unspent substitutes.

If needed, two more concussion replacements will be used during the Carabao Cup Final.

 

Are Carabao Cup winners eligible to travel to Europe?
The victor of this Sunday’s Carabao Cup Final will advance to the 2024–2025 Europa Conference League play-off round.

The Europa Conference League spot will return to the Premier League based on the final table if the winning Club advances to either the Champions League or the Europa League by virtue of their league standing.

 

Who will preside over the Final?
The following referee assignments for this year’s centerpiece have been confirmed:

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

James Mainwaring and Mark Scholes served as assistant referees.

Tim Robinson, the fourth official

Wade Smith, reserve assistant referee

John Brooks, VAR

Marc Perry, AVAR

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Liverpool Vs. Chelsea Probable Lineup
In the match against Liverpool (4-2-3-1) Chelsea’s expected lineup is as follows: Petrovic; Gusto, Disasi, Colwill, Chilwell; Caicedo, Fernandez; Palmer, Gallagher, Sterling; Jackson.

 

Chelsea Vs. Liverpool Probable Lineup
Liverpool’s expected starting lineup against Chelsea (4-3-3) is as follows: Kelleher; Mac Allister, Endo, Gravenberch; Elliott, Gakpo, Diaz; Gomez, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson.

 

 


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Chelsea Vs. Liverpool: Expected Score
Liverpool’s 4-1 triumph against Chelsea ended a peculiar and protracted run of draws between the two teams. If you take away the Reds’ triumphs via penalty shootouts, the preceding seven games were all draws, with four ending in a scoreless draw.

Pochettino’s team may try to frustrate a Klopp team that has been severely weakened by injuries lately, and they may have some success, particularly if they are able to take the lead.

But because of their unpredictable nature and Liverpool’s stellar season (they have only lost four games in all competitions), the current Premier League leaders are favorites to win the first trophy of the English premier league.

 

Preview

 

As the season’s final months draw near, Liverpool is still in the running for four major trophies, much as they were in 2021–2022. The Reds won the EFL and FA Cups that time around after defeating Chelsea in two thrilling penalty shootouts, and Jürgen Klopp will be hoping for a repeat performance when his team visits Wembley Stadium on Sunday. But with Liverpool’s increasing selection issues, Mauricio Pochettino’s team may like their chances of putting an end to the Reds’ hopes of winning a quadruple.

 

Liverpool’s week has gone well on the field, as they have defeated Brentford and Luton Town 4-1 to maintain their lead over Manchester City and Arsenal in the Premier League title battle. However, those triumphs did not come without a price. Due to injuries sustained at the Gtech Community Stadium, Diogo Jota and Curtis Jones will miss Sunday’s match. Darwin Núñez and Mohamed Salah will be evaluated following their absence from Wednesday’s victory over the Hatters.

 

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In the midfield, Dominik Szoboszlai is also questionable, and Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alisson will undoubtedly be out. However, as they have done throughout Liverpool’s League Cup campaign thus far, those absences ought to provide others the chance to shine.

 

Any Liverpool attacker should pose a threat to Chelsea; Gakpo (11) is one of five Reds, along with Salah (19), Jota (14), Núñez (13) and Luis Díaz (10), who have scored ten goals in all competitions this year. There are five players in double figures on no other squad in the top five leagues in Europe.

Given that cup goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher is expected to start the game, Liverpool’s perceived weakness could be in goalkeeping. This season, Kelleher has started 15 games compared to Alisson’s 24 in all competitions, with a save percentage of just 66.7% to the Brazilian’s 75.3%.

 

However, during his Liverpool career, Kelleher has often filled in magnificently, and two years ago, when Liverpool and Chelsea faced off in the competition final, the Irishman was one of the heroes. The Reds won 11–10 on penalty kicks following a goalless draw. He scored his penalty in a tense shootout before watching his opposite number Kepa Arrizabalaga rocket over the crossbar.

That was the most recent, and sixth, EFL Cup final to end on penalties. In the four matches that Liverpool has participated in, they have won three and drawn one.