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Chelsea Manchester City EFL Cup final preview

The EFL Cup final is on Sunday and will be played between Chelsea and Manchester City. This is the first English domestic final of the season and should be a cracker. The two teams players each other two weekends ago and the result was a damning one for Chelsea as they lost 6-0. Chelsea will be hoping that they can put in a better performance in the final and that the previous game with City will not affect their performances.

Chelsea have not been in the best of form recently and lost on Monday against United 0-2 in the FA Cup. There are some of the fans that have become discontent with Sarri and booed the team at full time. Sarri has only won 1 out of his last four domestic games and the performances have not been up to scratch. There has been particular criticism that there is no “Plan B” and that he always sticks to his same system of the “Sarri-ball”. He is also playing Kante out of position and Joginho in a role that offensively works but defensively looks very shaky. With all that being said Chelsea did inflict City’s first defeat in December and Sarri will be hoping to repeat that performance.

City, on the other hand, have been flying recently and are strong favorites to win this match. Their team has so much strength and depth that they look almost unstoppable. Now that they do not have any major injuries to the squad anymore, they are at full force. The will also be brimming with confidence knowing how the blitzed Chelsea in the Premier League. Guardiola’s team are still in all four competitions and have the chance to win the quadruple, even though it will be extremely difficult to do so. The domestic triple is more feasible though with them being in the quarter-final of the FA Cup and first in the League albeit with a game in hand. The final will be a great opportunity for them to show how good they are and win their first piece of silverware this season.