Liverpool will be looking to defend their FA Cup in 2022/23 after beating Chelsea on penalties in last season’s final.
It was the first time Liverpool had won the FA Cup under Jurgen Klopp and their first glory in the tournament since 2006, their eighth overall with only Arsenal (14) and Manchester United (12) managing more.
But that’s done and dusted, and attention will start to turn to the 2022/23 campaign with the preliminary rounds scheduled for August. Of course, holders Liverpool won’t enter the tournament until January 2023 in the third round along with the rest of the Premier League and Championship sides but that doesn’t mean fans can’t start to think of a visit to Wembley now.
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Who is the favourite to win the FA Cup?
As is the case for most competitions they enter, Manchester City are the early favourites to get their hands on the FA Cup in 2022/23 despite semi-final heartbreak against Liverpool at Wembley last time out.
Pep Guardiola’s side were going for a Treble at the time and had recently played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League that ultimately led to them winning title. However, Liverpool had the last laugh in the FA Cup with a 3-2 victory and, just a few weeks later, Man City were also out of the Champions League.
Will this be the year that Guardiola gets his hands on what would be just his second-ever FA Cup?
Which teams will challenge for the FA Cup?
Understandably, holders Liverpool are second favourites to win the FA Cup and not just because of their glory at Wembley in May. Jurgen Klopp’s side are one of the best teams in the world and were just two matches away from sealing a Quadruple last season, only failing to win the Premier League on the final day of the season and losing the Champions League final.
They’ll also have the taste for the FA Cup now having ended a 16-year wait for the trophy, also completing the set under Jurgen Klopp.
But close behind them in the odds are last year’s runners-up Chelsea, who have now reached the past three FA Cup finals – the first team to lose three FA Cup finals in a row.
Bookmaker’s Dark Horses For the FA Cup
Tottenham Hotspur would love to win the trophy to appease their frustrated fanbase. The North London club last won a trophy in 2008 but have a manager who has gone all the way in the FA Cup, with Antonio Conte collecting a winner’s medal as Chelsea manager in 2018.
Also high up the odds are Newcastle United, who many will be backing to do well in 2022/23 after their takeover and start to life under Eddie Howe, moving from relegation certainties to finishing quite comfortably in the Premier League. A deep cup run would be a great start to the rebuild.