Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Sunday 25th Ferbruary.
Kick-off: 16:30 (UK).
EFL Cup Final.
How to watch the EFL Cup Final?
Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.
The 2021 EFL Cup final is taking place this weekend, and we’re having a look at what to expect in the big match between Manchester City and Tottenham.
It’s a big week for the Citizens as they also play PSG in the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday, and a fourth EFL Cup in a row will be the perfect boost going into that match. City beat local rivals Manchester United 0-2 in the semis to reach this year’s final.
Jose Mourinho was controversially sacked at the beginning of the week, meaning that former player Ryan Mason will be in charge for the remainder of the season. At 29, he is the youngest ever person to manage a Premier League football team. He got off to a winning start as Tottenham beat Southampton 2-1 in their midweek league match.
Spurs made the final with a 2-0 win over Championship side Brentford and are looking to win their first trophy since their League Cup win in 2008.
It has been a chaotic week for both due to the European Super League fiasco and more so for Tottenham after their firing of Jose Mourinho. However, as far as Tottenham fans are concerned, all will be forgotten if they manage an unlikely victory in the final. Spurs have been close to ending their long wait for a trophy making the EFL Cup final in 2015 and the Champions League final in 2019, with both ending in 2-0 defeats to Chelsea and Liverpool, respectively. Manchester City have dominated this competition in recent years as they have won it the last three times and five times in seven years. Another win here will result in them matching Liverpool’s total record of eight wins. They are the heavy favourites to triumph yet again in what could potentially be the first of three trophies come the end of May. Expect Man City to have the lion’s share of possession and Tottenham to hit City on the counter with the attacking threats of Harry Kane, Gareth Bale and Son Heung-min. Bale grabbed a goal against Southampton during the week, and he’s at 4/1 to score again during the final.
Injuries and suspensions
Manchester City: Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne and John Stones.
Tottenham: Ben Davies.
Son Heung-min scored in Tottenham’s last three wins over Man City, and he’s at 5/2 to score in this year’s EFL Cup final.
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