EFL - Carabao Cup Final 2022 Match Preview


Teams: Chelsea VS Liverpool

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London

Kick-off: 18H30 SA time

Where to watch: SuperSport


  • Manchester City beat Spurs last year to win – Both have been eliminated in the 2022 edition
  • Manchester United have won the Carabo cup for the last 4 seasons in a row
  • Liverpool have been a finalist 13 times and won 8 times – Last win was in 2012
  • Chelsea have been a finalist 13 times and won 5 times
  • These two teams last met in a final of the Carabo cup in 2005
  • Both team managers Jurgen Klopp & Thomas Tuchel are German and this will be the first time two German nationality managers face off in a Carabo Cup Final.
  • Diogo Jota scored against Leicester in the Quarter-Final and Arsenal in the Semi-Final second leg of this season’s League Cup. He could become only the second ever Liverpool player to score in each of the Quarter-Final, Semi-Final and final of the competition in a single season
  • Liverpool’s Sadio Mané has scored eight goals against Chelsea in all competitions, only netting more in his career in England against Crystal Palace (13).

Match Preview

Chelsea, having just won the Club World Cup will be pressing forward in the hope of collecting some more silverware this season. Their opportunity to challenge for the Premiership title is practically out of reach, while The Reds are now the only challenger left standing who could still make a challenge against City to take the Premiership. Both teams are at full strength and Sundays match should provide a proper showcase for English Football.

Kai Havertz scored the opener for The Blues in their 2-0 Champions League win against Lille on Tuesday night, with Christian Pulisic netting the other in the second half and these two will be key players on Sunday night as Chelsea look to win their third trophy of the season. 

With Mo Salah and Sadio Mane back at Anfield after facing off in the Africa Cup of Nations final, and with newly signed up Luis Diaz signed in a £49m January move from FC Porto and Harvey Elliott back from long-term injury, Liverpool are looking in great shape for the clash.

Both teams have won their last 5 matches in a row (all competitions) with Liverpool scoring a combined 14 goals with 3 goals against while Chelsea have scored 9 goals with 2 goals against. The Reds and the Blues both won their opening Champions League matches by 2-0 against Inter and Lille respectively.

Liverpool are odds on favourite to win at 2.40:1 with Chelsea at 3.25:1 for a win on SunBet

Betting Tips:

  • Liverpool to win - at 2.40:1 for a win on SunBet
  • Both Teams to score - at 1.88:1 for a win on SunBet
  • Over 2.5 goals to be scored - at 2.23:1 for a win on SunBet