[Teams] Carabao Cup final: Chelsea vs Man City – Confirmed line-ups from Wembley

By on February 24, 2019

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The first piece of silverware this season is up for grabs as Chelsea take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley this afternoon. 

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has recalled a number of players with Kepa passed fit to return in goal after recovering from a hamstring injury that kept him out of the win over Malmo on Thursday night. David Luiz is also recalled to start alongside Antonio Rudiger in defence while Emerson Palmeiri keeps his place at left-back.

Jorginho joins N’Golo Kante in midfield while Ross Barkley is preferred to Mateo Kovacic. Gonzalo Higuain has to make-do with a place on the bench as Eden Hazard plays in the false 9 role with Willian and Pedro in support.

Man City go with Ederson in goal while Nicolas Otamendi gets the nod in defence ahead of Vincent Kompany. Bernardo Silva starts in attack along with Raheem Sterling meaning Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane must make do with places on the bench.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Chelsea

Kepa, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Emerson, Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Willian, Hazard, Pedro

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Higuain

Man City

Ederson, Zinchenko, Laporte, Otamendi, Walker, Fernandinho, Silva, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero

Subs: Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Gundogan, Sane, Mahrez, Foden

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