Chelsea Vs. Liverpool, 2012 FA Cup Final: Lineups

Kenny Dalglish has opted for a young center of midfield for Liverpool, while leaving Dirk Kuyt on the bench as well. Steven Gerrard will play behind Luis Suarez, while Craig Bellamy and Stewart Downing start out wide. Chelsea are playing the midfield that helped them to their win over Barcelona, while Salomon Kalou starts over Daniel Sturridge and Didier Drogba starts over Fernando Torres.

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Ashley Cole, John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Jose Bosingwa; Frank Lampard, John Obi Mikel; Salomon Kalou, Juan Mata, Ramires; Didier Drogba.

Substitutes from: Ross Turnbull, Paulo Ferreira, Michael Essien, Raul Meireles, Florent Malouda, Daniel Sturridge, Fernando Torres.

Liverpool starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Pepe Reina; Jose Enrique, Daniel Agger, Martin Skrtel, Glen Johnson; Jay Spearing, Jordan Henderson; Craig Bellamy, Steven Gerrard, Stewart Downing; Luis Suarez.

Substitutes from: Alexander Doni, Andy Carroll, Maxi Rodriguez , Dirk Kuyt, Jonjo Shelvey, Martin Kelly, Jamie Carragher.

Kickoff is at 12:15 p.m. ET, 6:15 p.m. local time from Wembley Stadium in London, England. You can catch the game on FOX Soccer Channel in the U.S., ITV 1 in the U.K. and Sportsnet World in Canada.

We'll have pre-game and live game coverage in our Chelsea vs Liverpool, 2012 FA Cup Story Stream. For more on the two teams, head over to Chelsea blog We Ain't Got No History and Liverpool blogs Anfield Asylum and Liverpool Offside.

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