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Who will win the Carabao Cup final?

Who will win the Carabao Cup final?

Chelsea and Manchester City are ready to battle it out at Wembley Stadium, live on Sky Sports

The season’s first piece of silverware will be on the line when two of the Premier League’s big boys go head to head on Sky Sports

Carabao Cup Final: Chelsea v Manchester City, Sunday 24 February, 3.30pm, Sky Sports Football/HD (CH 513/503)

Mauricio Pochettino recently claimed that trophies don’t actually matter, because the accumulation of shiny cups only serves to give players a big head. It’s an interesting concept, but we’re going to politely disagree.

 

Getting your hands on some gleaming silverware is still a massive priority for every club. Every club except Spurs, apparently. And that’s just as well, since defending champions Manchester City square off against Chelsea this Sunday in the Carabao Cup Final, live on Sky Sports.

 

For Pep Guardiola’s side, their latest visit to Wembley represents the first step towards what could be a historic quadruple for the club this season. It’s also an opportunity to lift this trophy for a sixth time, taking them above rivals Manchester United and into second place in the list of all-time League Cup wins (Liverpool top the standings with eight triumphs).

Manchester City crowned 2018 Carabao Cup Champions


City won the competition for a fifth time last season with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Arsenal, but it’s unlikely they’ll have it quite so easy against Chelsea. Yes, the Londoners lost 6-0 to City in the league at the start of February, but this is a one-off final – and Maurizio Sarri’s men know what it takes to topple the champions of England.

 

Chelsea have halted the City juggernaut once already this season, beating them 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League back in December. They’ve dropped off the pace in the league since then, but Chelsea (who have also won this competition five times) love the big occasion, winning eight of the last ten domestic cup finals they’ve appeared in.

 

It’s all set up to be a blockbuster of a final, so be sure to tune into all the drama this Sunday live on Sky Sports Football. Out and about when the action is on? Then follow every moment live on the Sky Sports app.

 

Before this must-watch match kicks off, find out more about the two contenders as we put them head to head…

 

 

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