COMPETITION NAME :FA Cup Final 2012
COMPETITOR :Chelsea v Liverpool live
DATE : 5th May,2012
Time: 16:15 GMT
venu : Wembley Stadium in London
Chelsea and Liverpool have a date Saturday at Wembley Stadium, with both trying to end their up-and-down seasons by winning the game’s oldest trophy, the FA Cup.
For both, it will be a small consolation in what otherwise has been a campaign they would like to forget. But in a business where results matter over process, bringing home this trophy may be enough to appease the fans heading into the summer.
Chelsea are coming off of what quite possibly was a fatal loss in their bid for a fourth-place league finish, falling 2-0 at home to Newcastle. They now sit four points back of both Newcastle and Tottenham, who are level on points and in fifth and sixth place respectively.
Though a few fans were very perturbed by the previous result, it was obvious that Roberto Di Matteo was fielding a team with this game in mind, letting Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Juan Mata all rest. Not to mention the two goals against were career highlights for Papiss Cisse.
They still have a chance at making Champions League next season by winning against Bayern Munich in this year’s final and that looks like what it might take.
Liverpool are coming off a loss themselves, a tough own-goal off Martin Skrtel against Fulham was enough to give the visiting Cottagers a 1-0 win. That result brought the two level on points and Liverpool only remains in eighth on point differential.
Kenny Dalglish is coming under increased fire as Liverpool continues their historic slide, making it really difficult to argue them any longer as one of the top sides in England. Though winning their eighth FA Cup would give them their second trophy of the season and restore some glory to the legendary Anfield.
Form has been mixed for both teams leading up to this point, but on Saturday any dip from either could an easy victory from the opposition.