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Nic Ladds 3rd May 2012 - 11:00

FA Cup Final Opta Facts

FA Cup Opta Facts - Final

Chelsea v Liverpool - Bet now

  • On all three occasions Liverpool had beaten Everton in an FA Cup semi-final before this season, the Reds went on to lose the final.
  • Only three teams have previously won the League Cup and FA Cup in the same season: Arsenal in 92/93, Liverpool in 00/01 and Chelsea in 06/07.
  • Liverpool could become the first team to achieve two FA/League Cup doubles, after they won both cups in 2000/01.
  • Chelsea have only lost one of their last 33 FA Cup matches (excluding penalty shootout defeats).
  • That one defeat, 0-1 against Barnsley in March 2008, is also the only time the Blues have failed to score in their last 39 FA Cup games (100 goals in total).
  • Excluding penalty shoot-out defeats, Chelsea are unbeaten in 22 FA Cup games, only one side has ever gone longer without defeat in the competition: Blackburn Rovers between October 1883 and November 1886 (23 games).
  • Since the start of the 2006/07 competition, Frank Lampard has scored more goals than any other player in the FA Cup proper (19).
  • This will be the 10th FA Cup meeting between these two sides and the first FA Cup final contested by them.
  • There has never been a draw in the nine previous FA Cup meetings between these teams, with Chelsea holding a narrow (5-4) advantage in the head to head record.
  • This FA Cup fixture has seen an average of 3.8 goals over the nine previous encounters.
  • The Blues have won five of their last six FA Cup final appearances, keeping a clean sheet in four of these victories.
  • Conversely, Liverpool have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight FA Cup final appearances (2-0 v Sunderland in 1992).
  • The Reds have won four of their last five FA Cup final matches, the last victory coming after a penalty shoot-out against West Ham.
  • Liverpool have won their last four games against Chelsea in all competitions, scoring seven goals and conceding just one in the process.
  • This will be the 31st meeting between these two sides since 2004/05.
  • Only once in their last 29 FA Cup games have Chelsea conceded more than once in a game, keeping 12 clean sheets in this period.
  • Excluding the Community Shield, Didier Drogba has scored in all seven of his matches at Wembley.
  • Suarez has scored in all three of his FA Cup appearances for the Reds.
  • Maxi Rodriguez has scored for Liverpool in both of his appearances against Chelsea this season.
  • In only one of the last six clashes between these two teams have both sides managed to get on the scoresheet.

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