A goal in each half from Brazilian midfielder Ramires and veteran striker Drogba clinched a narrowly deserved win for
with substitute Andy carroll scoring for Liverpool.
The win saw Chelsea skipper Terry enter the record books as the first man to captain one side to four victories in the competition, having already lifted the famous trophy in 2007, 2009 and 2010.
Terry’s landmark was also matched by another milestone for Drogba, whose second-half effort made him the first man to score in four FA cup finals.
The defeat denied Liverpool the opportunity to end a largely disappointing season with second piece of silverware following their league Cup triumph over
in February. Cardiff
However, after controlling much of the game, Champions League finalists Chelsea were made to work hard for their win, and Carroll was denied what would have been a dramatic 82nd-minute equalizer when his close-range header was parried onto the underside of the crossbar by petr Cech.
Carroll wheeled away to celebrate, thinking the ball, had crossed the line but referee Phil Dowd and his assistants remained unmoved.
The blues then took the lead on 11 minutes through a ramires strike that owed every thing to poor play from Liverpool spearing squandered possession in midfield and Juan Mata gratefully scooped up the loose ball and fired a pass in behind jose Enrique for Ramires.
The rangy Brazilian shrugged off his man with ease and then took advantage of shoddy goal keeping from Pepe Reina to lash home at the near post.
Yet that was as good as it got for
for the remainder of the half, with Cech having little to do in the Chealsea
delivered a hammer blow on 52 minutes when Drogba pounced, rifling home a low
left-foot shot after being picked out in space by Lampard.
Liverpool responded immediately by bringing on Carrol for the ineffectual spearing but it was Chelsea who continued to look the more threatening of the two sides.Drogba lashed a volley into the side netting but then the momentum shifted dramatically when Carrol pulled one back for Liverpool.