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Liverpool vs Chelsea is a modern rivalry steeped in FA Cup history

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The teams meet today at Wembley in the FA Cup final and if the match has anything like the drama of February’s EFL Cup final, it will be a classic.

There is always a sense of theatre around matches between Chelsea and Liverpool..

It has an edge that goes back way beyond the Jose Mourinho-Rafa Benitez period of the 2000s and some of the first shots were fired in the FA Cup.

Liverpool and Chelsea have contested some titanic battles in the top flight, the FA and League Cups and the knockout stages of the Champions League.

The Sixties stopped swinging long ago but the momentum of Liverpool and Chelsea is as strong as it has ever been.

The Liverpool Echo came over all Churchillian about the performance and called it the club’s “finest hour.” The significance of 1965 was that Liverpool went on to win the FA Cup for the first time with a 2-1 victory over Leeds United.

Under previous managers Chelsea and Liverpool wore white shorts.
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