Saying Manchester City has owned the EFL Cup as of late would be the true definition of a gross understatement.
The Premier League giant, which is favored to win this season’s Champions League, has not lost match in the competition — formally known as the Carabao Cup — since October 2016 and has raised the trophy three consecutive years.
What is the latest team news?
Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne are both in contention to return for Manchester City after recent injuries.
Aguero has been absent for the last four games, while De Bruyne missed the midweek win over Aston Villa after picking up a knock in the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea last Saturday.
However with City’s Champions League semi-final against PSG on the horizon, Pep Guardiola may decide not to risk the pair at Wembley.
Zack Steffan will start in goal as he has done for all of City’s cup games this season, but John Stones is suspended after his red card against Villa.
Harry Kane’s chances of playing on Sunday are being monitored “hour by hour”, but the striker has not trained all week and did not feature against Southampton on Wednesday due to an ankle injury.
Gareth Bale is set to start at Wembley after marking his return to the starting line-up in midweek with a strong performance and a goal.
Full-back pair Ben Davies and Matt Doherty have been sidelined for the last few games and are likely to once again miss out.
Joe Rodon is ineligible for the final, having featured for former club Swansea City in the League Cup at the start of the season.
Now, manager Pep Guardiola and his global juggernaut will go after an impressive four-peat Sunday when they square off against Tottenham Hotspur on the hallowed grounds at Wembley Stadium. There is slated to be 8,000 fans in attendance, which will hopefully create a more game-like atmosphere.
What’s kind of surprising is the fact Manchester City has had the worst of it between these sides as of late, earning just one win in the last four meetings. However, the Cityzens rolled to a 3-0 rout against Spurs — who haven’t won’t a trophy in more than a decade — when they met in February at Etihad Stadium.
Let’s take a look at these sides and see what could be on deck.