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Chelsea XI Younger Than Liverpool in Carabao Cup Final

Blues Still Criticized as 'Billion Pound Bottle Jobs'

Chelsea surprised fans by fielding a younger team than Liverpool in the recent Carabao Cup final, despite the Reds featuring five academy graduates.

Jurgen Klopp celebrated his seventh major trophy as Liverpool manager with a late extra-time victory, describing it as the most special win of his career.

Chelsea's average age was 22.6, while Liverpool's was slightly higher at 24.1.

Chelsea's Expensive Youthful Line-up

Even though Chelsea's team was younger, they had a higher average team age of 23.9 at the start of the match, with a considerably more expensive squad.

Under new ownership, Chelsea has spent significant amounts on young players, with an average midfield age of just 22 in the final match.

Despite their youth, Chelsea's final team cost an incredible £529 million, averaging £48 million per player.

Liverpool's Cost-Effective Team

In contrast, Liverpool's final eleven cost only £159 million, with a significant portion spent on players like Van Dijk and Diaz.

Despite the criticism of being 'billion pound bottle jobs' by Gary Neville, Chelsea showcased more experience with nine internationals in their lineup.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the function of the video assistant referee (VAR), in the Premier League?

The Premier League uses the Video Assistant Referee, or VAR, system to assist referees on the field in making correct decisions. This includes goals, penalties, incidents involving direct red cards, and misidentification. The VAR analyzes footage and gives advice to the referee. He can then view the replay on the pitchside monitor prior to making a final decision. The system is intended to minimize human mistakes that could affect the outcome a match.

How is the Premier League winner determined?

The Premier League’s winner is the club that accumulates the greatest number of points during the season of 38 games. A team receives three points if they win, one for a draw and zero for losing. If both teams end the season on the same number points, the champion will be determined based on the goal differential and if required, by the number of goals. If the teams remain level, they may use a match at a neutral stadium to decide the championship. This scenario has never been seen in Premier League.

How has the Premier League evolved since its creation?

The Premier League’s evolution has been significant since its creation in 1993. It began with a breakaway from the Football League to take advantage of a lucrative television rights deal. Since then it has become a worldwide sporting phenomenon. It now attracts top talent all over the world and undergoes brand changes. Revenues have also increased massively. The league has also experienced advancements in sport science, training facilities and stadium technologies. This has contributed to an overall improvement of the football spectacle.

Can you describe the concept of a ‘Big Six in the Premier League’?

The ‘Big Six’ refers a grouping of Premier League’s most influential and successful clubs over the past few years. Manchester United is usually included, as are Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea. Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur may also be on the list. These teams are known for consistently performing at a high level, having a substantial fan base, financial prowess, and frequently qualifying for European competitions like the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

What happens if a team finishes at the bottom in the Premier League?

The bottom three teams in each Premier League are relegated, and this is done at the end of every season. The Championship, or second tier, of English football, takes their place. In their place, the top two teams from the Championship, along with the winner of the Championship playoffs, are promoted to the Premier League for the following season.


  • In the 1995–96 season, Manchester United achieved the largest title-winning margin, finishing 18 points clear of the second-placed team.
  • Arsenal boasts an unbeaten streak of 49 Premier League matches from May 2003 to October 2004, the longest in the history of the league.
  • The record for the most goals scored in a single Premier League season by a player is 32, achieved by Mohamed Salah during the 2017-2018 campaign.
  • Manchester United holds the record for the most Premier League titles, having been crowned champions 20 times.
  • Chelsea established the Premier League’s greatest goal difference of +71 in the 2009–2010 season, showcasing their offensive prowess and defensive strength.

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How to collect Premier League memorabilia

Collecting Premier League items can help you connect with your team’s history and culture. Start by choosing the memorabilia type that you want to collect, be it matchday program, autographs and rare collectibles. Visit official clubs stores, shops that specialize in sports memorabilia, and online bidding sites. Verify the authenticity of signed merchandise and other items by buying from accredited dealers. For special items, consider investing in preservation framing or storage for long-term protection.

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