See what Chris Sutton thinks will happen in Carabao Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool

Chris Sutton has backed Liverpool to narrowly beat Chelsea in today’s Carabao Cup final at Wembley.

The BBC pundit has given his score prediction for the match, which has been keenly anticipated by both fans and neutrals.

Chelsea surprised many when they were pummelled 4-1 by the Reds in the Premier League some weeks ago, but since then, they have really improved, and gotten some positive results on the road.

Sutton has acknowledged this improvement, but for the former Chelsea striker, they are not enough to convince him to back them for a win at Wembley, and he’s now going for a 2-1 Liverpool win.

“I was at Anfield a few weeks ago, when Liverpool absolutely thrashed Chelsea 4-1. To say it was a demolition does not do it justice,” Sutton told BBC Sport.

“It was billed then as a dress rehearsal for this final and, when I was thinking about it afterwards, I just thought there is no way you would give the Blues any chance whatsoever based on what happened in that game.

“But then you see Chelsea hold Manchester City last weekend, when they almost held on at 1-0 and, with better finishing, had the chances to go further in front.

“Meanwhile, with Liverpool, there are injury doubts over so many of their forwards, including Mohamed Salah. Is he fit, or not? We don’t know.

“Liverpool were woeful in the first half against Luton on Wednesday, then wonderful after the break. We will have to wait and see which Liverpool turn up, but the same can obviously be said about Chelsea.

“So, the question is whether I am going to end up being hoodwinked by that display against City, or whether the tide really is about to turn for Blues boss Mauricio Pochettino.

“I am not convinced that the latter is the case. As I said at the very start, I was tempted to go with Chelsea… but I have talked myself out of it.

“Sutton’s prediction: 1-2 after extra-time.”

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