Chelsea vs Liverpool Pochettino and Klopp go head-to-head in massive Carabao Cup final game

Chelsea vs Liverpool: Pochettino and Klopp go head-to-head in massive Carabao Cup final game

English Premier League giants Chelsea and Liverpool are set to battle it out at Wembley Stadium this weekend in the Carabao Cup final. The match will take place on Sunday, February 25, with a slated earlier kick-off time of 3pm.

Liverpool emerged victorious in the previous Carabao Cup final two years ago, securing an 11-10 win in a thrilling penalty shootout after a goalless draw. As they head into this year’s final, Liverpool is in a more favorable position, sitting at the top of the Premier League table, while Chelsea is struggling in 10th place.

The match will be aired live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event. For those looking to stream the action, the Sky Go or NOW TV apps are available for download on mobile and tablet devices. Current odds stand at Chelsea at 9/4, a draw at 5/2, and Liverpool at 11/10. The odds of Chelsea lifting the trophy are currently 5/4, while Liverpool’s odds are 4/7, according to Ladbrokes.

Both teams are contending with a number of injuries as defenders Reece James, Benoit Badiashile, and Marc Cucurella remain unavailable due to long-term injuries. Mauricio Pochettino revealed that Thiago Silva picked up a “minor injury,” and players Romeo Lavia, Wesley Fofana, and Carney Chukwuemeka are also sidelined for the clash.

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to miss the final due to injury, alongside several other injured players, including Darwin Nunez, Curtis Jones, and Diogo Jota. Mohamed Salah, however, is ready to make an impact on the match after returning from injury and scoring 19 goals and providing 10 assists in 28 appearances across all competitions.