Defending Premier League and Carabao Cup winners Manchester City are on course to win the first English silverware of the season. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are still in the hunt for an unprecedented quadruple and have already steamrolled opposition including their opposition for the ELF final – Chelsea who were battered 6-0 recently at the Etihad Stadium.
History suggests Chelsea are a formidable opposition for any team at the Wembley and the Citizens won’t be taking Sarri’s Chelsea for granted despite their recent struggles. High-flying City put 10 past Burton in two legs to get to the finals while Chelsea inched ahead of Tottenham Hotspurs in the semi final.
Man City are hot favourites to lift the Carabao Cup and their striker Aguero is in the form of his life. For Chelsea to put a reasonable fight, they need Hazard and Higuain to bring their A-game in the final. Sarri’s future came under immense scrutiny when City thrashed them 6-0. If Chelsea avenge their loss by beating City and lifting the Carabao Cup, it could save Sarri’s job.
You will be able to watch the Carabao cup final in the following countries by tuning to the respective channels or networks.
United States – ESPN+
United Kingdom – Sky Sports
India – MTV, Jio
China – ssports.com
Australia & New Zealand –beIN Sports 1-3, beIN Sports Connect
Canada – DAZN
Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay & Chile – ESPN+
Carribean – Sportsmax 1-2
Expected Starting XI:
Man City: Muric, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Laporte, Fernandinho, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Sane, Aguero.
Chelsea: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley; Willian, Higuain, Hazard.
Our Prediction: Man City 2-0 Chelsea. Man City’s squad depth and quality is unmatched in English football. Pep Guardiola can have the luxury of calling the likes of Jesus and De Bruyne from the bench, if Sane starts. If Man City turn up, they will be able to easily brush aside an out-of-form Chelsea side.