Chelsea will play in the FA Cup final. The Blues were rarely troubled, but they did get the better of Crystal Palace (2-0) in the second semi-final on Sunday. The European champions had been quiet for an hour, but Loftus-Cheek (65th) and Mount (76th) made the difference. The Reds will meet Liverpool on 14 May in a rematch of the last League Cup final, which they won on penalties.
It was the first time the Blues had won the League Cup, but they were not to be denied by a first-half save by Edouard Mendy from Cheikhou Kouyate (36th) and a post by Joachim Andersen (37th). It was the first time that the Blues had scored in the second half, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek (65th) and Mason Mount (76th) scoring for Thomas Tuchel’s side, while Kouyate (61st) and Andersen (79th) were not so accurate for Patrick Vieira’s Eagles.
The 2-0 win means Chelsea will now face Liverpool at Wembley on 14 May in the FA Cup final. The London club, who were defeated by the Reds in the Carabao Cup final (0-0, 11-10 tab), will have a perfect opportunity to get revenge.
Liverpool qualify by beating Manchester City (2-3)
Liverpool’s first-half performance in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City saw the Reds qualify for the final of the FA Cup.
Liverpool’s first-half performance in the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City on Saturday saw the team qualify for the final against Chelsea or Crystal Palace, 3-2.
It was the first time in the history of the club that the team had been so successful,” he said, “and it was a great feeling to be able to play in the final. The first half saw the two sides go in search of a winner, but Jack Grealish’s early second-half strike (3-1, 47′) and Bernardo Silva’s injury-time strike (3-2, 90′) did not prevent Jürgen Klopp’s men from reaching the final.