Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in the FA Cup semifinals at Wembley Stadium to advance to the final and face Liverpool for the second time this year in a final, as the two teams met in the Carabao Cup, where Klopp's side triumphed on penalties.
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The Blues, who had just been eliminated in the Champions League by Real Madrid after a hard-fought series, were looking to bounce back in another direct knockout match to have some consolation after such a painful elimination.
In a match where both teams went for everything, Chelsea's hierarchy and efficiency was superior to a Crystal Palace that dreamed of their third FA Cup final in their history, however, in front of them were the Blues who, despite their painful elimination, are still hungry to win a cup this year.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Highlights
In the first half, Chelsea kept possession of the ball and tried to attack the Eagles, however, Patrick Vieria's side were very tidy defensively and the Blues were unable to do any damage.
While Thomas Tuchel's side were looking for more, Crystal Palace were more dangerous when they attacked, and in the first dangerous move, Mendy kept Chelsea from conceding with a save after Kouyaté's shot. In the end, the first half ended goalless.
It was in the second half that Chelsea opened the scoring, after a rebound in the box that Ruben Loftus-Cheek took advantage of to score the first. The Englishman, who came on in the first half for Mateo Kovacic due to injury, was giving the Blues the lead that put them in the final.
Eleven minutes later, in the 76th minute, a play on the left flank by Timo Werner, gave the ball to Mason Mount, who entered the box to score at the goalkeeper's left post, leaving him with no chance to save, to make it 2-0.
Chelsea then made changes to avoid being caught out, bringing on Kanté, Lukaku, and Ziyech, who helped keep up the Blues' attacking pace and deny the Eagles' chances.
Tuchel's side will face Liverpool in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on May 14, 2022.
Chelsea vs. Liverpool again in a final
Being two clubs with such ascendancy in European soccer, according to BeSoccer Pro, these teams have met in a final five times in their history.
Apart from the EFL Cup, in which the Blues won with Mourinho at the helm, Liverpool defeated Chelsea in the 2006 Community Shield by 1-2, Chelsea were the champions in the 2012 FA Cup final (2-1), Liverpool won the 2019 European Super Cup by triumphing in the penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw at the end of the match and in this year's Carabao Cup final in February, Liverpool won on penalties 11-10, after a 0-0 draw in regular and extra time.