After years of Manchester City refusing to let other teams get their hands on the Carabao Cup, it’s a bit strange to be without the Sky Blues at the business end of the competition.
The four-in-a-row winners were downed by West Ham in the fourth round before the Hammers were knocked out by Tottenham at the quarter-final stage.
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Spurs then crashed out to Chelsea in the semi-finals, with Blues fans now dreaming of lifting the third-most prestigious trophy in English football. Thomas Tuchel’s outfit will face Liverpool in the Wembley final after the Reds got the better of Arsenal in the last four. If you’re thinking the Carabao Cup couldn’t be even more glamorous, you’re wrong! The carrot of Europa Conference League qualification is dangling for the winners…
Carabao Cup final date and kick-off time
The Carabao Cup final is scheduled to be played at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, February 27. The kick-off time has been set at 4.30pm – the same as every final since 2016. As the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
How did Chelsea and Liverpool reach the Carabao Cup final?
Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa (4-3 on pens)
Norwich 0-3 Liverpool
Chelsea 1-1 Southampton (4-3 on pens)
Preston North End 0-2 Liverpool
Brentford 0-2 Chelsea
Liverpool 3-3 Leicester City (5-4 on pens)
Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham (aggregate over two legs)
Liverpool 2-0 Arsenal (aggregate over two legs)
Carabao Cup final odds
Liverpool are yet to win the Carabao Cup under Jurgen Klopp but they are the odds-on favourites to lift the trophy in our outright betting market. You can find a whole host of Chelsea v Liverpool odds at paddypower.com.
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