The 2024 Carabao Cup Final was a blockbuster spectacle with Liverpool securing the win against Chelsea at the iconic Wembley Stadium. We recap what happened, discuss what is known about next year’s final, and reveal how you can be the first to know about premium matchday hospitality.

The Carabao Cup sees English football teams battle it out for the ultimate prize of silverware. With 92 teams entering the competition this year, the stakes were higher than ever in its 64th edition.

This season, Liverpool claimed the prestigious trophy in the thrilling final against Chelsea, along with the prize money and a coveted spot in next season's European League.

In this blog post, we delve into what happened at the Carabao Cup Final for the 2023/24 season, reveal what is known so far about next year’s competition, and explain how you can be the first to know about hospitality ticket releases with Seat Unique.

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Which teams featured in the 2024 Carabao Cup Final?

Chelsea secured a spot in the final with a commanding 6-2 aggregate triumph over Middlesbrough.

In a surprising turn of events, Middlesbrough, a Championship team, surprisingly gained a 1-0 advantage over Chelsea in the first leg of the semi-finals at the Riverside Stadium.

Hayden Hackney displayed his prowess by redirecting an Isaiah Jones cross into the net, securing the lone goal of the match for Middlesbrough. Despite numerous chances, Chelsea's Cole Palmer couldn't find the back of the net, marking their sixth goalless game of the season.

However, the narrative shifted in the second leg of the finals, with Chelsea turning things around by scoring six goals and securing their place in the final.

Meanwhile, Liverpool showed their resilience by staging a remarkable comeback in the first leg of the semi-final against Fulham. Initially, Fulham took the lead with a goal from Willian, leaving Liverpool trailing in the first half.

However, the Reds roared back in the second half, scoring two goals in just three minutes. Curtis Jones equalised with a deflected shot, and substitute Cody Gakpo capitalised on a pass from Darwin Nunez, giving Liverpool the lead.

Liverpool secured their place in the Carabao Cup Final after a hard-fought victory against Fulham in the second leg of the semi-final. Led by Jurgen Klopp, the Reds went into the match with a 2-1 lead from their comeback win at Anfield. They wasted no time extending their advantage, with Luis Diaz's deflected shot finding the back of the net within 15 minutes.

Fulham showed determination throughout the game, with Andreas Pereira coming close to equalising, only to be denied by the post. The excitement continued to build as Darwin Nunez narrowly missed an opportunity to increase Liverpool's lead.

Although Issa Diop's late goal caused some tense moments for the visitors, Liverpool ultimately came out on top, securing their spot in the much-anticipated final at Wembley Stadium against Chelsea.

Who won the Carabao Cup Final 2024?

Liverpool won the Carabao Cup Final 2024 defeating Chelsea 1-0 after extra time.

The final between Liverpool and Chelsea was a highly contested match. Both teams displayed great skill and determination throughout the game. The match remained goalless during regular time, with both teams creating chances but failing to convert them.

In extra time, the intensity increased, and Liverpool managed to break the deadlock in the 118th minute. Virgil van Dijk scored the winning goal for Liverpool, heading in a corner from Kostas Tsimikas.

This victory marks Liverpool's 10th Carabao Cup title, consolidating their position as the most successful club in the history of the competition.

Who was man of the match in the Carabao Cup Final 2024?

The man of the match in the Carabao Cup Final 2024 was Liverpool’s Captain Virgil van Dijk.

He was praised for his leadership throughout the game and also scored the all-important winning goal which led to Liverpool's success.

Carabao Cup prize money: how much will the winners get?

While the Carabao Cup holds its own significance in the world of English football, the financial rewards for the winners are not as substantial compared to more prestigious tournaments.

According to the Mirror, the winning team will receive £100,000, while the runners-up will be granted £50,000. To put it into perspective, this season's FA Cup winners are estimated to win approximately £4 million.

When is the Carabao Cup Final 2025?

The specific date for next season’s Carabao Cup Final  has not yet been officially announced . The exact schedule for future Carabao Cup finals is typically determined closer to the event.

However, based on previous years' patterns, it is likely that the Final  will take place sometime in late February or early March 2025.

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How to get Carabao Cup Final tickets

If you are interested in being there for next year's final, why not look to have the ultimate experience with official Carabao Cup Final hospitality tickets?

With matchday hospitality you will have the opportunity to watch the game as a VIP, with benefits such as:

  • Premium padded seating with unrivalled views of the pitch*.
  • A delicious street food-style buffet pre-match*.
  • A range of premium complimentary beverages including beer, wine and soft drinks*.
  • Early access to the stadium*.
  • VIP entry and exit from the venue*.
  • Access to private bars*.

*Benefits mentioned above are based on typical matchday hospitality inclusions.

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