When the Premier League giants meet in the 2021/22 climax at London’s Wembley Stadium, Liverpool and Chelsea may have slightly different motivations for winning the FA Cup.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool is enjoying such a fantastic season that the final of English football’s premier cup tournament is one of three fronts they are fighting on, having also defeated Chelsea in the EFL Cup final in February.
Despite their struggles in the Premier League championship battle, any lapses by Manchester City might rekindle Liverpool’s ambitions of winning the league for the second time in four seasons, while a Champions League final against Real Madrid awaits in Paris on May 28.
Madrid eliminated Chelsea’s Champions League championship defense in the quarterfinals. Thomas Tuchel’s team has clinched a top-four position in the Premier League following a season overshadowed by the club’s impending sale. They are eager to avenge their FA Cup final defeat to Leicester City last season.
FA Cup final TV channel
|Date||Sat, May 14||Sat, May 14||Sat, May 14||Sun, May 15|
|Time||16:45 BST||11:45 ET||11:45 ET||01:45 AEST|
|TV channel||BBC1, ITV1||—||Sportsnet||—|
|Streaming||BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub||ESPN+||Sportsnet NOW||Paramount+|
UK: BBC1 and ITV1 will show the FA Cup final in the UK.
USA: The FA Cup final is not shown on TV and can only be watched through the streaming service ESPN+ (details below).
Canada: Sportsnet and Sportsnet World will broadcast the Liverpool-Chelsea final.
Australia: The FA Cup final will not be broadcast on conventional television in Australia but will be accessible only through the streaming platform Paramount+ (details below).
FA Cup final live stream details
UK: Fans in the UK can also keep up with what’s going on through BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, which are streaming services for TV channels.
USA: ESPN+ lets people in the US watch the final life streamed in both English and Spanish. A membership to ESPN+ costs $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year.
Canada: The FA Cup final will be broadcast live on Sportsnet’s platform Sportsnet NOW in Canada.
Australia: The FA Cup final will be aired on Paramount+, a new streaming service that started in Australia last year. Subscriptions begin at $8.99 per month or $89.99 per year. New consumers can also take advantage of free seven-day trials.
FA Cup final date and time
The tournament concludes almost seven months after the first round proper, and with it, another season of surprises and exhilarating entertainment.
2022 final will take place on Saturday, May 14, eight days before the end of the Premier League season.
The once-sacred kickoff timing of 15:00 in the United Kingdom has long been abandoned, and the game will begin at 16:45 local time this year.