FA Cup Final: what time is kick-off and how to watch the match?

Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel square off once again (Image: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Football fans are in for a big weekend with Chelsea taking on Liverpool for the FA Cup.

The FA Cup Final will see both teams square off for the prestigious prize, which happens to be the oldest national football competition in the world.

As fans gear up for the final, let’s take a look at what we know so far, including kick-off times and how to watch the match live…

What time is the start of the FA Cup final?

The FA Cup Final will take place on Saturday, May 14 with the match starting at 4.45pm.

The match will take place at Wembley Stadium.

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The referee for the momentous game is Craig Pawson.

“It’s been a lifelong ambition to referee the FA Cup final and it’s the pinnacle of anyone’s career, so I’m elated to receive the honour,” he said.

“It’s going to be a great final between two great teams and the fact that it’s the 150th anniversary of the first FA Cup final is also the icing on the cake.”

How to watch the FA Cup Final

This year, the BBC and ITV have shared the broadcast rights to the FA Cup, with the final set to be shown on both channels.

Footballer Mohamed Salah playing for Liverpool FC.

Salah is the favorite to score first (Image: David S. Bustamante/Socrates/Getty Images)

Coverage begins at 3:45pm on ITV, with analysis and commentary from Joe Cole, Roy Keane, Ian Wright, Robbie Fowler and Laura Woods.

On the BBC, fans can enjoy a full day of match preparation, with special editions of Match of the Day looking back on the most memorable Cup finals and a look back on the 2022 FA Cup road to Wembley.

The first of these programs will begin at 1:45 p.m., with coverage of the main event starting at 4:00 p.m.

Gary Lineker will lead the proceedings and will be joined by Alan Shearer and Micah Richards for analysis.

Latest FA Cup Final odds

Coral’s latest odds for the grand final have Liverpool as favorites to win.

Fees are currently at:

  • 8/15 Liverpool to win
  • 29/20 Chelsea to win

Jurgen Klopp

Klopp’s team are favorites to win (Image: Getty)

The odds of Liverpool winning in 90 minutes are 21/20, with Chelsea 13/5. The odds of a tie at the end of 90 minutes are 12/5.

Liverpool Mohamed Salah is 7/2 to score the first goal. He is 40/1 to score a hat-trick. No player has scored a hat-trick in an FA Cup final since Blackpool’s Stan Mortensen in 1953.

Coral’s John Hill said: “Mo Salah has been punters’ best friend this season, and not only is he being backed to hit us hard again in the first goalscorer market, but we’ve seen strong support for the Liverpool man score a hat-trick.’

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