Liverpool vs Chelsea’s Last 6 Cup Final Encounters Shows One Club Has the Edge

Liverpool vs Chelsea’s Last 6 Cup Final Encounters Shows One Club Has the Edge

Rene Otinga
updated at February 24, 2024 at 5:53 AM
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  • Liverpool and Chelsea are two of the most iconic football outfits in England
  • The two clubs will meet on Sunday, February 25 in the Carabao Cup final
  • This will be the second time in three years they are meeting at this stage

The stage is set for the Carabao Cup final as Liverpool take on Chelsea for a chance to clinch their first silverware of the season.

Being two of the biggest clubs in England, Liverpool and Chelsea are no strangers to meeting each other in crunch games, and the Sunday clash is expected to be a cracker.

Chelsea and Liverpool face off in the Carabao Cup final on February 25.
Both Chelsea and Liverpool have triumphed over each other in recent cup finals. Photo: LI SCARFF/Michael Mayhew.
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One could argue that the Reds have a slight edge over the Blues ahead of the game, owing to their superb performances this season that has seen Jurgen Klopp’s team establish a lead at the top of the Premier League table.

But the final comes at a good time for Chelsea, who are just finding their feet under Mauricio Pochettino after their 1-1 draw against Manchester City.

Who has more wins over the other in Cup finals?

Ahead of the final, Sports Brief takes a look at the number of times Chelsea and Liverpool have met in a cup final, and who has had more triumphs.

2004/05 League Cup final

This was a memorable final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, which saw Chelsea emerge on top in dramatic circumstances.

After a 1-1 draw in regular time, Chelsea took control of the game in extra time with goals from duo Didier Drogba and Mateja Kezman, with Liverpool getting a consolation goal from Antonio Nunez, per liverpoolfc.fandom.com. Chelsea emerged 3-2 winners.

2006/07 Community Shield

The two sides would fight it out a year later in the Community Shield thanks to Jose Mourinho's Chelsea winning the title and Liverpool securing the FA Cup with a dramatic win over West Ham the previous season.

Liverpool got their revenge as John Arne Riise opened the scoring before Chelsea equalized through Andriy Shevchenko.

But in the 80th minute, Peter Crouch was picked out perfectly by Craig Bellamy to score what proved to be the winner.

2011/12 FA Cup final

For this one, Chelsea edged out Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool 2-1.

Ramires and Drogba put the Blues in the commanding seat, with Liverpool getting what proved to be a consolation goal through Andy Caroll.

Interestingly, this was the same season that Roberto Di Matteo secured an unprecedented cup double as his Chelsea side overcame the odds to beat Bayern Munich to win the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League.

2019/20 UEFA Super Cup

Champions League winners, Liverpool, clashed with Europa League winners, Chelsea, in Istanbul and as expected, the game was a cracker.

Olivier Giroud opened the scoring for Chelsea but Sadio Mane equalised to force the game into extra time.

Mane then helped his side turn the game around to make it 2-1, but Jorginho gave Chelsea hope by scoring from the penalty spot just before the final whistle, as cited in The Guardian.

In the penalty shootout, Liverpool were clinical as they scored all five of their kicks as Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham missed the decisive kick to give Jurgen Klopp his second major trophy as Liverpool boss.

2021/22 Carabao Cup final

Unlike previous encounters, this match did not prove to be a classic as the two teams cancelled each other out for the majority of the game.

After a 0-0 stalemate, the game went to penalties, and Liverpool sealed a record ninth League Cup title after Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga infamously blasted his spot kick over the bar after all 10 outfield players were used in the shootout.

2021/2022 FA Cup final

That same season, Chelsea had the chance for redemption as they met Liverpool in the FA Cup final and once again, this game went down to a penalty shootout after a 0-0 draw in 120 minutes.

Liverpool ended up lifting their eighth FA Cup trophy after beating the Blues 6-5 in the shootout in a game which Mohamed Salah departed at the hour mark with an injury.

Top 5 biggest derbies in England

Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported on some of the biggest derbies in English football history.

The Manchester derby inevitably has to be among the top, as the two clubs have been embroiled in a bitter contest since City’s 2008 takeover which transformed the club into a competitive one.

Another fierce derby is one involving United and Liverpool.

Despite not being from the same city, the two clubs’ stadiums are just 30 miles apart, and their rivalry is one of the oldest in football.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.