Why are Chelsea wearing yellow vs Liverpool? Absence of blue in FA Cup final explained

Billy Meyers
why are chelsea wearing yellow in fa cup final

If you’ve tuned into the FA Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea today, you may be wondering why the latter are wearing yellow and not blue.

Thomas Tuchel’s side decided to abandon their traditional colours for the showpiece event at Wembley Stadium, while Jürgen Klopp opted to keep Liverpool in red.

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So, why did the Blues – if you can even call them that today – choose to wear yellow against the Reds? Let’s take a look…

Why are Chelsea wearing yellow in the FA Cup final?

Well, there is no official reason for it, although Tuchel hinted that it might be down to superstition.

Speaking to ITV before kick-off, the German confidently said: “We will win in yellow.”

why are chelsea wearing yellow in fa cup final

While commentating live on BBC Sport, Guy Mowbray also made a reference to the fact that Tuchel’s Borussia Dortmund side won the DFB-Pokal in 2017 while wearing yellow.

By the sounds of it, Chelsea are in a very superstitious mood.

Are Chelsea worried about Liverpool?

In our view, Chelsea are trying to pull out all the stops by wearing yellow instead of blue today.

Tuchel has already suffered defeat in the Carabao Cup final, and also the FA Cup final last season, while wearing blue, so he has seemingly decided that enough is enough when it comes to the blue kit in cup finals.

why are chelsea wearing yellow in fa cup final

At the time of writing, the decision is not paying off, as Liverpool have already come close to scoring through Luis Diaz, who was denied by Edouard Mendy in the early stages.

Will Chelsea’s superstitious decision pay off? Only time will tell…

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