Jesus, Stones, Mendy and Delph to be assessed in training ahead of Carabao Cup final
Chelsea vs Manchester City
Competition: The EFL Cup
Date: 4.30pm, Sunday 24th February 2019
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
Referee: Jonathan Moss Assistants: A Halliday, M Perry Fourth Official: P Tierney
Odds: Chelsea 9/2, Draw 3/1, City 4/7
Tickets: Sold out
TV: Sky Sports
Manager: Maurizio Sarri
Squad (from): Caballero, Green, Kepa, Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Emerson, Ampadu, Drinkwater, Kante, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Kovacic, Hazard, Pedro, Giroud, Willian, Hudson-Odoi, Higuain
Injured: van Ginkel
Doubtful: Zappacosta, Pedro, Kepa, Drinkwater, Cahill
Form guide: WLWLW
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Ederson, Grimshaw, Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Sandler, Laporte, Mendy, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Delph, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, Sane, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus
Doubtful: Stones, Jesus, Delph, Mendy
Form guide: WWWWW
Gabriel Jesus, John Stones, Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph are doubts for Sunday's Carabao Cup Final. The quartet missed the midweek game against Schalke, but manager Pep Guardiola said they would be assessed in training tomorrow before making a decision on their involvement.
City beat Chelsea 6-0 at The Etihad in the Premier League a fortnight ago, but Guardiola warned his players against any complacency at Wembley.
“It is not the most important title but we are here, playing at Wembley – a magical stadium, against a top side in Chelsea.
“In the moment, I was so happy but today, I wish we hadn’t beaten them 6-0!
“I don’t like to play one team in a short period of time, after you've beaten them. They are professional players and they will go extra.
“When we lost 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, we couldn’t accept defeat at home. We will prepare as much as possible.
“We are going to prepare to win and try to enjoy it, and compete well. We have to play a good game to win.”
City's last game against Chelsea ended in a 6-0 victory thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling (2), Ilkay Gundogan and a Sergio Aguero hat-trick. Overall City have won 56 of the 162 games played against Chelsea, with 39 draws and 67 defeats.
Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, D Silva, B Silva, Sane, Sterling, Aguero
Score prediction: Chelsea 1 City 2