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Chelsea and Liverpool's seasons have been like night and day but their contrasting campaigns won't matter one bit when they battle it out for the Carabao Cup in Sunday's final.

The Blues haven't had a simple route to the final after being on the brink of defeat in their quarter-final against Newcastle, before Mykhailo Mudryk netted a stoppage time equaliser to help Chelsea advance on penalties. And they were beaten by Middlesbrough in the semi-final first leg before thumping them in the second.

Meanwhile, Liverpool’s route to the final has been slightly more straightforward, with wins against Leicester, Bournemouth, West Ham and Fulham in the runup to Sunday’s showdown.

Despite Cole Palmer oozing with confidence, Mauricio Pochettino’s side have struggled to break into the top half of the table while Liverpool, on the other hand, are flying, with the club still alive in four major competitions to give Jurgen Klopp hope of bowing out at Anfield with a trophy.

The two sides are no stranger to a cup final meeting and they've produced some dramatic encounters with everything on the line. Mail Sport looks back on six memorable finales between the clubs.

Chelsea and Liverpool have been involved in some dramatic finals

Liverpool will face Chelsea again in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday

Chelsea and Liverpool have been involved in some dramatic finals ahead of Sunday's clash

Chelsea 3-2 Liverpool - 2005 League Cup final

Jose Mourinho, in search of his first trophy as Chelsea manager, was stunned after 45 seconds when John-Arne Riise volleyed home a rocket to send the Liverpool fans berserk. How many times have we seen that from the Norwegian?

Mourinho then reacted in true Mourinho fashion to a late own goal by Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard by strolling down the touchline and shushing the Liverpool fans before getting sent off for doing so.

With the Portuguese manager watching on from solitary confinement, momentum shifted in extra time and Chelsea took advantage. Two scrappy goals from Didier Drogba and Mateja Kezman ensured that Antonio Nunez’s header was nothing more than a consolation.

Ironically, Mourinho was absent from the pitchside celebrations as his team lifted their first trophy during his reign.

John-Arne Riise stunned Chelsea with a thunderbolt after 45 seconds in the 2005 League Cup

John-Arne Riise stunned Chelsea with a thunderbolt after 45 seconds in the 2005 League Cup

Jose Mourinho had the last laugh as he lifted the trophy after being sent off for shushing fans

Jose Mourinho had the last laugh as he lifted the trophy after being sent off for shushing fans 

Liverpool 2-1 Chelsea - 2006 Community Shield final

Although this final had a very different ending, it started with yet another rocket from the boot of Riise to open the scoring, this time from over 25 yards out.

Andriy Shevchenko’s debut goal levelled the scores on the stroke of half-time with a composed control and finish more than worthy of his record-breaking price tag.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez wasn’t going to let his Portuguese counterpart get the better of him in two consecutive finals, was he? Not if Peter Crouch had anything to do with it.

The Reds were finally rewarded for their second-half threats in the 80th minute via the head of Crouch, who met Craig Bellamy’s cross with intent to secure the trophy. 

Liverpool got the better of Chelsea in the 2006 Community Shield final thanks to Peter Crouch

Frank Lampard and Co were left disappointed

Liverpool got the better of Chelsea in the 2006 Community Shield final thanks to Peter Crouch

Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool - 2012 FA Cup final

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