FA Cup - FA Cup final: Key comparisons

Sat, 05 May 07:31:00 2012

We look at three critical head-to-head confrontations ahead of the FA Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea at Wembley.

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Liverpool have won the FA Cup seven times, Chelsea have won it six times, but neither club won it for the first 94 years of the competition's existence until Liverpool's 1965 win over Leeds United.

Liverpool are taking part in their 14th FA Cup final having won it in 1965, 1974, 1986, 1989, 1992, 2001 and 2006. Their six defeats were in 1914, 1950, 1971, 1977, 1988 and 1996.

Chelsea's first win was not until 1970 - also against Leeds United - 99 years after the competition started in the 1871-72 season.

Chelsea beat Liverpool 3-2 in the 2005 League Cup final but this will be the first time they have faced each other in the FA Cup final. Their last FA Cup meeting was in April 2006 when Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 in the semi-final.

(Statistics refer to all competitive club fixtures, season 2011/12)

We look at three critical head-to-head confrontations ahead of the FA Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea at Wembley. - 2

We look at three critical head-to-head confrontations ahead of the FA Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea at Wembley. - 3

We look at three critical head-to-head confrontations ahead of the FA Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea at Wembley. - 4

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