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Carabao Cup final kick-off to be pushed back amid fears of clashes between Chelsea and Liverpool fans… as the Metropolitan Police want the Wembley game to start no later than 3pm

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The Carabao Cup final kick-off is set to be moved at the request of the police amid fears of potential clashes between Chelsea and Liverpool fans.

The EFL final has been scheduled for a 4.30pm kick-off on Sunday February 25 for several months now, but Mail Sport has learned that the Metropolitan Police want the Wembley match to start earlier as they classed Chelsea v Liverpool as a high scorer. – a risky product.

In today’s interviews, it is understood that the Met required the finale to start no later than 3pm on grounds of public order. The EFL initially stood by their preference for a 4.30pm kick-off due to their contract with Sky Sports, but sources on both sides have suggested a compromise is likely with the game being moved.

Further negotiations to resolve the issue will take place in the coming days.

The Carabao Cup final will be started at the request of the police

The Metropolitan Police are concerned about potential clashes between Chelsea and Liverpool fans on February 25

The Met Police have classified Chelsea vs Liverpool as a high risk match.

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The FA Cup final has been moved to its traditional 3.30pm kick-off from last season’s originally scheduled 5.30pm slot on police advice, amid fears of all-day drinking sparking violence between Manchester United and Manchester City fans.

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Similar concerns are understood to have been raised by police after Chelsea and Liverpool booked their places at Wembley this week with semi-final wins over Middlesbrough and Fulham.

Chelsea and Liverpool met in the 2022 Carabao Cup and FA Cup finals with kick-offs at 4.30pm and 4.45pm respectively without major disturbances, but crowd disorder has increased over the past few years, leading police to adopt a more active and cautious approach.

Chelsea and Liverpool met in the 2022 Carabao Cup and FA Cup finals with kick-offs at 4.30pm and 4.45pm respectively without much fanfare.

The number of football-related arrests last season rose to a nine-year high of 2,264, including 200 for the new Class A drug offence.

Chelsea and Liverpool fans have also clashed since their last meeting at Wembley, which was recorded by police. Video footage showed fans arguing in a pub near Anfield after a meeting of Premier League clubs last January.

The EFL declined to comment.

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