Liverpool took the spoils that afternoon after Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga blasted his spot-kick over the bar as keepers had been referred to as upon to take penalties within the shootout after no objectives had been scored over 120 minutes.
The match was overshadowed within the construct up by the scenario involving Chelsea’s Russian proprietor, Roman Abramovich, and his nation’s invasion of Ukraine.
Virtually three months on, a brand new period dawns at Stamford Bridge. This can be Chelsea’ first post-Abramovich last, because the curtain opens on Todd Boehly’s possession of the membership, pending a inexperienced mild from the UK Authorities and Premier League.
Liverpool are aiming to win the FA Cup for the primary time since 2006, having misplaced to Chelsea of their final last look a decade in the past. The Blues are on the lookout for their ninth FA Cup, having final received in 2018 with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.
Thomas Tuchel has branded Jurgen Klopp “the master of being the underdog” as he praised his compatriot for fostering a national “sympathy” for Liverpool.
“When he educated Dortmund, the entire nation beloved Dortmund. So now he trains Liverpool and you’ve got the sensation the entire nation loves Liverpool.
“It is large, large, large credit score to him and that is what you take care of when you play a staff towards him, it is at all times like this, but it surely’s at all times the enjoyable half and so if we’re the dangerous guys tomorrow, then no drawback.
“If we take that role, no problem. We don’t want to have the sympathy of the country tomorrow – we want to have the trophy.”
Kick off is at 4:45pm, with dwell protection on BBC and ITV.