The EFL Cup referred as the League Cup, currently known as the Carabao Cup for sponsorship reasons, is an annual knockout football competition in men’s domestic English football. Organised by the English Football League (EFL), it is open to any club within the top four levels of the English football league system – 92 clubs in total – comprising the top level Premier League, and the three divisions of the English Football League’s own league competition (Championship, League One and League Two)
Manchester City and Tottenham made their way to the Carabao Cup finals beating both the Premier League and all the division teams.
Manchester City beats Manchester United 0-2 whiles Tottenham beats Championship side Brentford with a 2-0 win to book a place in the finals.
EFL cup Final take place at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Manchester City are over confident Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne could return as they face Tottenham in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.
Striker Aguero has missed the last four games with a muscular injury while De Bruyne limped out of last week’s FA Cup semi-final loss to Chelsea with an ankle problem.
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Defender John Stones is suspended following his sending off against Aston Villa in midweek.
For Tottenham, its all about fitness of their star man Harry Kane. The striker is battling an ankle injury suffered at Everton last week and he did not train on Friday.
Ben Davies is definitely out with his own ankle problem, while Joe Rodon is cup-tied as Spurs chase their first trophy since 2008.
Dele Alli remains short of match fitness but will be hoping to come off the bench, meaning giovani Lo Celso will keep his place in the midfield.
Will City make it four League Cup wins in a row OR Will it be a fairytale final for Ryan Mason after he was made interim Spurs boss?
Its a much debated topic for some of the fans out there, most predicted Pep Guardiola is going to walk over newly interim spurs boss after Jose Mourinho’s sacking.
Jones Knows prediction
Ryan Mason is at the deep end. Here he meets Pep Guardiola in a major cup final in just his second game as a boss and he has to try and plot Pep’s downfall, probably, without his best player.
Guardiola, who is taking charge of his 694th senior game as a manager, has won 13 of his previous 14 finals, conceding just five goals in those games and never conceding more than twice in any of those encounters.
With Harry Kane a major doubt, finding a killer route to goal will be a huge problem for Spurs against this City defence, who haven’t managed a clean sheet in their last five but are still restricting oppositions to low probability chances.
In their last nine matches only Chelsea (1.01) have amassed an expected goals figure higher than 1.00 when facing Manchester City. And City’s combined total of 1.39 from their last four league games in terms of expected goals against is still by far the tightest defence in the Premier League. The process remains brick-wall-like.
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