Match Preview: Chelsea vs Manchester City

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Chelsea make the short trip across London on Sunday as they face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.

Both sides have been in European action this week ahead of the clash, as Chelsea sealed a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Malmö FF.

Whilst City weren't at their best as they travelled to Schalke 04, however a stunning Leroy Sane free-kick, and a last-gasp goal from Raheem Sterling secured a 3-2 away win in Germany.

Hudson-Odoi will be itching to be in contention for a starting place on Sunday after several impressive cameo performances.

Hudson-Odoi will be itching to be in contention for a starting place on Sunday after several impressive cameo performances.

The last time the sides met was just a few weekends ago, and the less said about it the better. City thumped the Blues 6-0, and Sarri will be hoping for better come Sunday.

Team News

Only a few concerns for Chelsea ahead of the cup final. The main one being Kepa Arrizabalaga. The Spaniard missed Thursday night's win with a hamstring injury, however he should be back in time to face City.

Pedro and David Zappacosta are doubts as they're struggling with illness.

Chelsea won't want to be humiliated again after a dismal month.

Chelsea won't want to be humiliated again after a dismal month.

Pep Guardiola could opt to start second string keeper Arijanet Muric in net ahead of Ederson.

Gabriel Jesus, John Stones and Benjamin Mendy are facing late fitness tests ahead of the final.

Prediction

Maurizio Sarri's job is on the line on Sunday and it is unlikely we will see another battering from Manchester City.

A cup final can deliver any result. David Luiz has first-hand knowledge of that.

A cup final can deliver any result. David Luiz has first-hand knowledge of that.

Hopefully the Blues will have learnt their lessons from the defeat at the Etihad, but you have to remember Chelsea did beat the Premier League champions earlier on in the season.

It's a cup final. A one-off match. Anything can happen.

Prediction: Chelsea 1-3 Manchester City