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Carabao Cup final LIVE: Chelsea vs Liverpool latest score as Lukaku and Matip goals ruled out by VAR in extra-time

Tuchel on Lukaku and Jorginho ahead of carabao Cup final

Chelsea and Liverpool go head-to-head in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium this afternoon, with new champions set to be crowned for the first time since 2018.

The end of the 2017/18 season marked the start of Manchester City’s four-year stranglehold on this trophy, but Pep Guardiola’s team suffered a penalty shootout exit to West Ham in the fourth round in October, while Chelsea and Liverpool safely navigated their way to today’s final. Thomas Tuchel’s Blues knocked out Tottenham in the semi-finals, while Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool saw off Arsenal to book their final berth.

This afternoon’s game marks the Reds’ first appearance in the Carabao Cup final since 2016, when they lost to Man City on penalties in Klopp’s first season in charge. The situation is not dissimilar for Chelsea, who last reached the final in 2019 and also lost to Man City on penalties – during Maurizio Sarri’s brief stint as head coach of the London club. The Italian was succeeded by ex-Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, who in turn was replaced by Tuchel last January. The German guided Chelsea to Champions League glory against City but also oversaw an FA Cup final loss to Leicester, so he will not be short on motivation to secure his first piece of domestic silverware in England. Follow live updates from the Carabao Cup final below.

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ET Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool

99 mins: Liverpool’s super sub Divock Origi comes onto replace Luis Diaz.

Disallowed goal! Romelu Lukaku is played in behind the Liverpool defense with a great through ball from Trevoh Chalobah. Lukaku carries the ball into the box and slots it beautifully past Kelleher only to see the offside flag raised.

Oh, it’s close one too. The replay shows Van Dijk just playing Lukaku offside but it’s a matter of inches if that.

Michael Jones27 February 2022 18:38

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ET Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool

96 mins: Alonso flicks the ball up to Lukaku who holds it up under pressure from Van Dijk on the edge of the box. Werner provides an option and is given the ball. He brings it into the area and attempts to curl his shot around the Liverpool centre-back but sends it wide of the far post.

Michael Jones27 February 2022 18:34

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ET Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool

93 mins: Harvey Elliott receives the ball from Fabinho and he passes it across to Luis Diaz. Diaz spins away from a tackle and slots the ball out to Andy Robertson on the left wing. He whips a cross to the far side of the box but Marcos Alonso is there ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold to head it clear.

Michael Jones27 February 2022 18:32

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ET Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool

Kick off: Joel Matip is replaced with Ibrahima Konate for Liverpool in a move to possibly nullify Timo Werner’s pace. Liverpool get extra-time started with a long ball down the left wing. Luis Diaz tries to take on Reece James and Trevoh Chalobah but gets crowded out on the wing.

Michael Jones27 February 2022 18:29

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool

29 shots between the teams with 10 on target. This has been a great final that is just missing a goal.

Thomas Tuchel is very animated with his Chelsea team talk. Virgil van Dijk and James Milner seem to be leading the Liverpool one.

Which way will this game go?

Michael Jones27 February 2022 18:27

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Full time: Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool

90+6 mins: I have no idea how this match finished nil-nil. Liverpool threw everything at Chelsea in the final 10 minutes but couldn’t get past Edouard Mendy. Romelu Lukaku had the chance to nick it at the death but Caoimhim Kelleher was up to the task.

Michael Jones27 February 2022 18:24

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool

90+5 minutes: Save! With possibly Chelsea’s last attack of the 90 Romelu Lukaku is denied by Caoimhin Kelleher! Marcos Alonso drives the ball to the byline and squeezes a pass into the six-yard box. Lukaku gets in front of his marker and guides the ball towards goal but Kelleher sticks out his left leg and kicks the ball away!

Michael Jones27 February 2022 18:23

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool

90+3 mins: Chelsea work the ball into the box for Werner but he’s flagged offside. Liverpool regain possession and fly down the pitch. Diaz finds Jota in the box and his deflected shot goes behind for a corner. Chelsea defend initial set piece and then keep the attack alive. Chelsea throw bodies in front of the ball as the shots come in for anyone in a red shirt. Reece James blocks a powerful shot with his body and has the wind taken out of him. Liverpool don’t score though.

Michael Jones27 February 2022 18:21

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool

90+1 mins: What a save! Liverpool win a corner that is whipped into the box. Virgil van Dijk is the target and he powers a strong header back at the far bottom corner. Edouard Mendy leaps to his left and palms the ball away with a fully outstretched left hand!

Michael Jones27 February 2022 18:19

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool

90 mins: Mateo Kovacic picks up the first yellow card of the game with a cynical tackle to stop a Liverpool counter attack on the halfway line.

Six minutes of added time to play.

Michael Jones27 February 2022 18:17

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