Man City are in the EFL cup final
Manchester City beat Burton Albion with an aggregate score of 10-0 to reach the EFL Cup final. This was a massive result that even against a League One side, was not expected in the semifinal. City did not have any real tests on the way to the final. They started against Oxford United, who they beat comfortably, which was followed with a game against Fulham which was also routine. In the quarter final they had to play Leicester away which proved to be a little challenging as they had to progress via penalties. That was the only slight worry they have had during this competition.
City have won this competition three times since 2014 and could make it four in six years if they can win it again. In 2014, City beat Sunderland 3-1 to take home the trophy. Their other triumphs in this competition were in 2016 which was Guardiola’s first trophy with city and they beat Liverpool 4-2 on penalties. Their latest EFL Cup win came last season they comfortably beat Arsenal 3-0. However, prior to their win against Sunderland in 2014, City had not won this Cup in almost 40 years, with their last win being in 1976. The transformation at City has been monumental since they were taken over Sheikh Mansour and trophies have become accustomed to the club. This is not to say that the club went through a very long period without being dominant or winning trophies.
Now with Guardiola in charge of the club, their ambition is to win every competition they are in. This is still a possibility this season as they are four points behind Liverpool in the Premier League, in the round of 16 on the Champions league, still in the FA Cup as well as being in the final of the EFL Cup. It will be a difficult task for them to win all four trophies, but they will want to try to win this final against Chelsea and win their first trophy of the season bar the community shield.