Live updates: Chelsea vs Liverpool | Emirates FA Cup

Matt Debono

Welcome to our live blog for Chelsea versus Liverpool in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup at Stamford Bridge. 

The winner of tonight's tie will be one step away from a Wembley semi-final at the national stadium next month.

For the Blues, they are looking to go one step further than last year after being knocked out in the fifth round against Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp is expected to name a strong side after playing weakened sides against Everton and Shrewsbury Town.

The Reds will be looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the season after a shock 3-0 loss to Watford.

Follow the game with us below with live updates:  

*Refresh for updates

----------

FULL-TIME: CHELSEA 2-0 LIVERPOOL

Chelsea are into the last eight of the FA Cup. A thoroughly well deserved win for Frank Lampard's side.

Willian and Ross Barkley with the goals for the hosts.

----------

94' Mane booked.

----------

FOUR ADDED MINUTES.

----------

SUBSTITUTION: Olivier Giroud is replaced by Reece James

----------

MOTM: Billy Gilmour has been handed the official Man of the Match award.

----------

87' Antonio Rudiger is now down with cramp. Michy Batshuayi is coming on.

----------

85' Jorginho finds Mason Mount and he opts to go for goal - he fires it well over and wide. Olivier Giroud was free to be squared in, but he chose to strike an effort at goal.

----------

83' Roberto Firmino heads wide from a corner after shrugging off Cesar Azpilicueta. 

----------

SUBSTITUTION: Salah replaces Adam Lallana.

----------

----------

76' James Milner booked for a cynical foul on Pedro, who was on the move after collecting the lose ball from the visitors' corner.

----------

74' Adrian makes a fine save to deny Chelsea from going three ahead.

The ball finally fell to Giroud, and he fired it at goal, but the Spaniard got his fingertips to it to put it onto the crossbar.

----------

----------

SUBSTITUTIONS: James Milner and Roberto Firmino replace Divock Oirigi and Curtis Jones.

----------

Chelsea are playing out of their skins. They have well and truly rattled Liverpool. Back-to-back defeats looming for Jurgen Klopp's side.

----------

66' Pedro chases down and finds himself through on goal, But he can only hit his effort straight at Adrian. Really poor effort. Excellent run, complete opposite in end product.

----------

64' GOAL! CHELSEA 2-0 LIVERPOOL [ROSS BARKLEY]

Ross Barkley doubles the lead after Pedro's fine work closing down saw the midfielder run in on goal. 

He didn't play it through to the Spaniard and he fires it into the bottom left corner. What a fine finish from the midfielder.

----------

OFF THE BAR!

Mason Mount hits it beautifully but the woodwork denies him!

----------

60' FABINHO BOOKED.

The Brazilian trips Mason Mount on the edge of the area. Great chance for the Blues.

----------

58' Chelsea break after Olivier Giroud holds up and flicks on Pedro's clearance to Ross Barkley. But the Blues can't find an opening after Barkley overplayed it to Mount.

Good chance, missed.

----------

57' Kurt Zouma clears away for a corner after a switch of play from Robertson to find Lallana, who tried to cut it back across the box.

----------

56' Kepa Arrizabalaga collects after the ball ricochets off of Sadio Mane, following a break from the visitors.

----------

52' Pedro overhits a cross past Mason Mount. A good chance missed for the Blues. 

----------

49' Willian down injured. Play has been stopped. Jorginho is coming on.

Another injury, another enforced change. Chelsea are cursed.

----------

45' Back underway for the second-half. 

----------

Injuries are once again hurting Chelsea - this time Mateo Kovacic. Frank Lampard will be extremely frustrated at half-time with the enforced change.

----------

THOUGHTS?

----------

HALF-TIME: CHELSEA 1-0 LIVERPOOL

An end-to-end half of football sees Chelsea in front after an awful error from Adrian, after he pushed Willian's effort into his own net. 

Kepa Arrizabalaga has been in the thick of the action, making a triple save to keep the Blues ahead.

----------

TWO MINUTES ADDED ON.

----------

42' SUBSTITUION: MASON MOUNT REPLACES MATEO KOVACIC

----------

40' Mateo Kovacic is down after over stretching when fending off Williams.

It's bad news. Mason Mount is getting ready to come on. 

----------

37' Robertson finds Van Dijk in the box, but Kurt Zouma clears the knockdown for a corner.

Origi fires an effort from close well over.

----------

----------

KEPA KEEPING LIVERPOOL AT BAY

-----------

32' Willian drills it across the box, but Olivier Giroud is waiting at the back post and Williams clears away for a corner. 

Barkley fires wide from the set-piece.

----------

30' Kepa makes another save to deny Sadio Mane, and then Adam Lallana skewed the rebound wide.

-----------

AN EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE FROM BILLY GILMOUR SO FAR!

----------

28' Williams curls well wide of the left post.

Remains 1-0 to Chelsea.

----------

26' Adrian saves Mateo Kovacic's tame effort after Olivier Giroud knocked it down to the Croatian.

----------

25' Liverpool putting Chelsea under heavy pressure. Marcos Alonso the latest to clear after another delivery into the box by Andy Robertson.

----------

----------

20' Chelsea are riding their luck. Kepa Arrizabalaga makes several point blank saves to deny the visitors, and to keep the Blues lead in tact.

Back with a bang!

----------

----------

----------

17' Ross Barkley earns Chelsea a free-kick on the edge of the area after Billy Gilmour scrapped for the ball.

Marcos Alonso fires the free-kick just over Adrian's bar.

----------

GOAL! CHELSEA 1-0 LIVERPOOL [WILLIAN 13']

Sloppy defending from Liverpool sees Willian fire straight at Adrian, but the Spaniard spills it into the corner. 

----------

11' Barkley denied by Adrian's feet from long range!

----------

10' Pedro tries to play it through to Giroud, but it's a poor final ball. End-to-end start.

----------

8' Liverpool claim for a penalty after Divock Origi finds space for a cross, and Sadio Mane feels he has been pushed. Nothing given.

----------

6' Pedro is found by Ross Barkley and is in on goal, but a poor touch allows Williams to recover.

Azpilicueta flashes a header wide from the resulting corner.

----------

3' Antonio Rudiger dispossessed and Lallana cuts it back to Sadio Mane on the penalty spot, but he shoots straight at Kepa. 

Shaky start from the hosts.

----------

2' Kurt Zouma diverts Robertson's cross for a corner. Kepa claims. Good start from the visitors. 

----------

1' Early mistake from Kurt Zouma nearly sees Sadio Mane in, but Chelsea get away with it.

----------

1' Underway.

----------

Teams are out at Stamford Bridge.

----------

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

----------

QUOTES: FRANK LAMPARD ON TEAM SELECTION

Lampard on starting Kepa: 

"I don’t want to make it political, it is just a choice with the goalkeepers. I have said it all season, I have two competitive goalkeepers and it is an opportunity tonight for Kepa to play his best. I always go on training and performance, I have no doubts he can come in and do a good job because of the keeper he is and it is an opportunity to do well."

Lampard on Billy Gilmour:

"Billy is playing because he deserves to play, because of how he has trained, how he has played when he has been in there, so it is comfortable choice. It is a big game for Billy obviously, and a big test, but with his character and personality I believe he can handle it, and he has quality as well so I am very happy with Billy."

Lampard on Marcos Alonso:

"He is playing really well. He has scored goals in our last two league games and we know he brings that to the team but when you are talking about defenders, the first thing is to defend, not just Marcos but the whole team will have to defend well tonight against what is the top team in the country. We all know that, there are threats everywhere, but Marcos is playing well."

----------

SAME FORTUNES?

----------

REMINDER

Should the game end in a draw after 90 minutes, it WILL go to extra-time and then penalties if needed. 

There is no replays from this point on in the competition. 

----------

WARM UPS

----------

SNEAK PEAK: LIVERPOOL DRESSING ROOM 

---------

WARM UPS

----------

PREDICTIONS

We are going with a Chelsea win on penalties after 1-1 draw.

----------

200 NOT OUT

Pedro will make his 200th appearance for the Blues against Liverpool.

----------

THOUGHTS - @MATTDEBONOSI 

Jorginho has only made the bench for Chelsea tonight, despite the fact he is going to miss the next three games against Everton, Aston Villa and Bayern Munich through suspension. 

But it could prove to be a sensible move from Frank Lampard to give Billy Gilmour and the others a chance to prove themselves, ahead of the run of games that Jorginho will miss. 

---------

BILLY GILMOUR STARTS 

Frank Lampard has handed Billy Gilmour a start against Liverpool tonight at Stamford Bridge.

He's joined in the midfield by Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley.

----------

CHELSEA TEAM NEWS

Chelsea XI to face Liverpool: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Alonso; Gilmour, Kovacic, Barkley; Willian, Pedro, Giroud

Bench: Caballero, Tomori, James, Jorginho, Mount, Anjorin, Batshuayi

----------

LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS

Liverpool XI to face Chelsea: Adrian; Williams, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson; Fabinho, Lallana, Jones; Minamino, Mane, Origi

Bench: Lonergan, Milner, Firmino, Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Matip, Chirivella 

----------

ARRIVED: CHELSEA ARE IN THE BUILDING

Tino Anjorin does join the rest of the squad off of the team bus. 

----------

TINO TIME?

----------

CONFIRMED OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Kavanagh 

Click here for the full list of officials for the fifth round tie. 

----------

READ HERE: COULD KEPA ARRIZABALAGA RETURN TO THE STARTING XI?

----------

THE LAST MEETING

----------

READ HERE: EARLY CHELSEA TEAM NEWS TO FACE LIVERPOOL

----------

THE STAGE IS SET

6A6EC0BC-9898-4C76-AEBB-497A1C0C6518
Chelsea FC via Getty Images

----------

Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

Comments (3)
No. 1-3
Scott Kennedy
Scott Kennedy

Overall a solid first half. we made some mistakes that we got away with. they made one big mistake that they didn't get away with

Scott Kennedy
Scott Kennedy

Willian and Barkley with a pair of absolute rockets before getting a bit lucky. But Chelsea created their own luck with pressure and having a go.

Scott Kennedy
Scott Kennedy

Bit of a nervy start out of the back, but Chelsea looks much better in the midfield early. Pedro has been played into some dangerous spots, Barkley and Gilmour are good so far.


Match Coverage

FEATURED
COMMUNITY