How to watch the FA Cup final live

The 2021-22 FA Cup concludes this weekend. A total of 637 teams began qualifying in August, but just two have made it to the final.

Liverpool are the favourites as they chase an unprecedented quadruple, but Chelsea will be out for revenge. Jürgen Klopp’s side beat the Blues on penalties to win the Carabao Cup earlier this season.

For Chelsea, this is their only chance to win a trophy this season. With Liverpool playing crucial Premier League matches either side of the final, Thomas Tuchel will be sensing an opportunity to take advantage.

As usual, the final will be taking place at Wembley Stadium. Here’s how to watch all the live, including if you’re outside the UK.

Who’s playing in the FA Cup final?

After beating Crystal Palace and Man City respectively in the semi-finals, Chelsea and Liverpool will contest the FA Cup final. In the UK, you have a choice of broadcasters:

Sat 14 May

  • Chelsea vs Liverpool – KO 4.45pm – BBC One/BBC iPlayer/ITV/ITV Hub

To see who both teams have beaten to make it this far, there’s a full guide to all the results on the FA website.

Where to watch the FA Cup in the UK

The FA Cup is exclusively broadcast on free-to-air channels in the UK this season, after BT Sport’s contract came to an end.

As a result, TV rights are be shared between the BBC and ITV this season. The two broadcasters shared the top picks for each round and one semi-final match, but both are showing the final on 14 May 2022.

Both are free to watch, provided you have a TV licence. This currently costs £159 per year, and is a requirement if you watch any live TV or use BBC iPlayer. Once that’s sorted, just navigate to BBC One on your TV or head to iPlayer to start streaming.

For games on ITV you can simply use the ITV Hub, but you’ll still need a licence for any live TV. Catching up on other content is exempt.

Not in the UK? Not a problem

Watching the FA Cup in the UK is easy, but you can still watch the BBC and ITV from abroad using a VPN.

This allows you to connect to encrypted servers and appear in another country, complete with a new IP address that can’t be traced back to you. That makes it a good option to protect your privacy, too.

A particularly good option is NordVPN, which you can look at here. Simply installing on your computer, phone or tablet will allow you to watch the matches if you’re outside the UK. For more great options, check our our best VPN chart.

Learn more in our separate guides on how to watch BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub from abroad.

Want more football? Here’s how to watch the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League.

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