Liverpool striker Andy Carroll says he initially thought he had equalised in the 2-1 FA Cup final loss to Chelsea.The 35 million pounds striker connected with a thumping header at the far post with just eight minutes remaining, only to see the ball dragged out of the goal by Petr Cech.
Didier Drogba scored a record-breaking fourth FA Cup final goal to seal a 2-1 victory for Chelsea over Liverpool on Saturday.A quality-starved first half was punctured only after 11 minutes when Ramires capitalised on a series of Liverpool errors to burst down the right and slot into the net.
Chelsea captain John Terry said his side's FA Cup final triumph is 'what we live for' after beating Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday.Ramires and Didier Drogba scored in either half before the Blues weathered an Andy Carroll-inspired fightback and the skipper felt that the win helped prove their critics wrong.
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has underlined his commitment to club, calling his time in west London the happiest of his life.The Ivorian forward, who joined the Blues in 2004, is out of contract at the end of the season and has been widely linked with a move away.
Chelsea captain John Terry has praised manager Roberto Di Matteo and hailed his passion for the club ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final.Di Matteo's team face Liverpool at Wembley as they aim to turn around a disappointing season by picking up two trophies, with the Champions League final against Bayern Munich to follow on May 19.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has declared that his side prefer being underdogs as they prepare to face Chelsea in the FA Cup final.An intense rivalry has built up between the two sides, as they will meet for the 31st time in just eight years on Saturday, with Liverpool looking to complete, and Chelsea to start, a double trophy haul for the season.
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard said victory in the FA Cup will stand his side in good stead to go on and win the Champions League.Roberto Di Matteo's men face Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday before they meet Bayern Munich in the European final.
The managers of both Chelsea and Liverpool hope they can turn around their form before Saturday's FA Cup Final after poor mid-week defeats.Liverpool lost 1-0 to Fulham at Anfield on Tuesday, while Chelsea went down 2-0 to visitors Newcastle on Wednesday in the English Premier League.
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