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Chelsea and Liverpool are set to face each other in the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium on May 14.
Ahead of the game, BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson has stated his prediction.
“Usually with cup finals, I expect them to be really tight with extra time and maybe even penalties – like we saw when these two teams met at Wembley in the Carabao Cup final in February.
“This time, though, I think Liverpool will win it pretty comfortably, and in normal time too, just because Chelsea are not at their best right now.
“I know Chelsea beat Leeds easily enough on Wednesday but I didn’t see that as them returning to form. It was because Leeds had a player sent off.
“I was at Villa Park on Tuesday to watch Liverpool. They had some good moments, and a few ordinary ones but they still won. They are going through a bit of a patch where they are not at their very best, but they have still taken four points from their past two games – their record this year is still just amazing.
“So, Liverpool are favourites for me. They will be without the injured Fabinho, which is a blow, but Jordan Henderson will just come in there. Up front they can go with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz.
“That’s a forward line to win a cup final, because I don’t see Chelsea keeping them out.” added Lawrenson.
Lawrenson’s prediction: Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool