On Saturday, two familiar foes will take the field at Wembley Stadium. Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC are seeking salvation through cup glory, and the FA Cup final gives both a chance fill the hearts of their fans with joy.
The two teams are meeting for the third time this season. LFC won both meetings in November (at Stamford Bridge), but so much has changed since then.
The Reds have faltered in the Premier League, but captured the Carling Cup along the way. Victory will see the Reds complete a domestic cup double, which will add shine to this strangest of seasons.
Two months ago, Chelsea was in the midst of a free fall. But it has rediscovered its magic under interim manager Roberto di Matteo. Leaving Wembley with silverware will boost the Blues’ spirits as the UEFA Champions League final sits just over the horizon.
NESN.com soccer editor Marcus Kwesi O’Mard is joined by freelance journalist Richard Buxton to preview the big game. How will each team’s midweek game affect preparations for the final? Which players will play key roles on Saturday? How much does winning the FA Cup mean to Liverpool FC? All of these topics and more are discussed in this podcast.
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