LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Christian Pulisic of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on August 14, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)
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In the FA Cup Final, two Premier League behemoths will do battle as Chelsea faces Liverpool in a domestic cup challenge.
While Liverpool sits higher in the EPL table, the FA Cup doesn’t often go to the best team in all of England. for Chelsea, winning a trophy could put a bow on what’s been an up-and-down season.
Despite the Reds’ impressive back line, Thomas Tuchel believes his London club will have opportunities to score against Liverpool’s high line.
“They allow chances. I think they allow chances and we proved it – we had big chances in the Carabao Cup final. But I think they take the risk, it’s their approach,” he admitted. “They are the team who get strikers of other teams offside the most by far. So it’s not easy. The point is they only play this high line because they always have pressure on the ball.”
So, yes, the high line poses some challenges in ensuring those opportunities aren’t wasted, but with Tuchel’s tutelage and a week of prep, they ought to be prepared.
How to watch FA Cup Final: Chelsea vs Liverpool
Date: Saturday, May 14Start time: 11:45 p.m. E.T.Location: LondonStadium: Wembley StadiumTV Info: BBC in EuropeLive Stream: ESPN+Reddit stream