Carabao Cup: Liverpool Set Up Final With Chelsea After Seeing Off Fulham

Carabao Cup: Liverpool Set Up Final With Chelsea After Seeing Off Fulham

Fred Kennedy
updated at January 25, 2024 at 7:36 AM
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  • Liverpool will face Chelsea in the final of the Carabao Cup
  • The Reds sailed to the final after beating Fulham in the semis
  • Chelsea booked their spot on Tuesday after a 6-1 emphatic win

This season's final of the Carabao Cup will be an all-Premier League affair pitting Liverpool and Chelsea.

Next month at Wembley, the two English giants are set to face off, aiming to secure their first title of the season.

Recent encounters between the two teams have proven challenging to differentiate, as each of their last seven meetings has ended in a draw after 90 minutes.

Liverpool's Joe Gomez applauds the fans after the Carabao Cup semi-final second-leg match at Craven Cottage. Photo by Bradley Collyer.
Liverpool's Joe Gomez applauds the fans after the Carabao Cup semi-final second-leg match at Craven Cottage. Photo by Bradley Collyer.
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BBC reports that Liverpool set up a crunch date with the Blues in the final despite their draw with Fulham on Wednesday night in the second leg of their semi-final clash.

The Reds beat Fulham 2-1 in the first leg played at Anfield and were keen to see off the Cottagers in the reverse tie to qualify.

However, the meeting ended in a 1-1 draw, with Luis Diaz opening the scoring for the visitors in the 11th minute.

While Fulham equalised with 14 minutes left on the clock via Issa Diop, they were unable to get a second one.

Jurgen Klopp's men subsequently qualified for the final on a 3-2 aggregate.

How Chelsea made it to the final

The Merseysiders will be coming up against a Chelsea side who hammered Middlesbrough 6-2 on aggregate to qualify.

The Blues lost 1-0 away in the first leg before demolishing the Championship side 6-1 in the second leg played at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Enzo Fernandez, Axel Disasi, and Noni Madueke all found the target, with Cole Palmer contributing a brace to the scoring.

The final of the Carabao Cup will be played on February 25 at Wembley.

Thiago Silva apologises to fans

Elsewhere, Sports Brief also previously reported on Thiago Silva’s apology to Chelsea fans after the defeat to Middlesbrough.

Fans were irate at full-time, and they made their feelings clear with jeers, prompting Silva and two other Blues to try appease them.

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