Liverpool and Chelsea could have slightly different incentives to win the FA Cup when the Premier League heavyweights clash in the 2021/22 Showpiece at London’s Wembley Stadium.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are having such a spectacular season that the final of English football’s premier cup competition is one of three fronts they face, having beaten Chelsea to the EFL Cup back in February.
Although they have faltered in the race for the Premier League title, slip-ups by Manchester City could reignite Liverpool’s hopes of winning their second top flight in four seasons during a Champions League final in Paris on May 28 against Real Madrid is expected.
Madrid ended Chelsea’s Champions League title defense in the quarter-finals. Thomas Tuchel’s side have nearly secured a place in the top four in the Premier League after an end to their season dominated by the club’s impending sale and are looking to their defeat in the FA Cup final to Leicester City last season cast out
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TV channel for the FA Cup Final
|United Kingdom||United States of America||Canada||Australia|
|date||Sat, May 14th||Sat, May 14th||Sat, May 14th||Sun, May 15th|
|time||16:45 CET||11:45 ET||11:45 ET||01:45 CEST|
|TV channel||BBC1, ITV1||—||Sportsnet||—|
|stream||BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub||ESPN+||Sportsnet NOW||Outstanding+|
FA Cup Final live stream details
- UNITED KINGDOM: Fans in the UK can also follow the action via TV broadcasters’ streaming platforms, BBC iPlayer and the ITV Hub.
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: In the US, the finale can be streamed on ESPN+ in English and Spanish. An ESPN+ subscription costs $5.99 per month or $59.99 annually.
- Canada: In Canada, the FA Cup Final is available to stream on Sportsnet’s Sportsnet NOW platform.
Australia: Paramount+, a new streaming service that launched in Australia last year, is broadcasting the FA Cup final. Subscriptions start at $8.99 per month or $89.99 for a full year. Free seven-day trials are also available for new customers.
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FA Cup end date and time
Almost seven months after the actual first round, the finals bring the competition to a close – and with it another season of shocks and dazzling entertainment.
The 2022 final is scheduled for Saturday 14 May, eight days before the Premier League season finals.
The once sacrosanct 3pm kick-off time in the UK has long since been abandoned, with the game starting at 4.45pm local time this year.
That means fans tuning in from the US and Canada can catch the game at 11:45am ET. In Australia, the kickoff will take place overnight on Sunday 15 May at 01:45 AET.