Chelsea will take on the Spurs in the League Cup Final on Sunday. Jose Mourinho will definitely have fond memories of this game, because this is where it all started for the Portuguese manager, winning his first trophy in a League Cup final during his first stint for Chelsea when the Blues played Liverpool at Millennium Stadium.
This time around, fans will be packing into Wembley. It’s a rematch of the 2008 League Cup final between Chelsea and Tottenham, and on that day, Spurs won 2-1 thanks to a late goal from Jonathan Woodgate in extra time.
However, since then, the Blues went on to become Champions League champions, Europa League champions, Premier League champions, and twice FA Cup winners. And unlike the 2008 League Cup final, Chelsea has arguably the best manager in world football.
Chelsea currently sit on top of the Premier League ladder. They head into the 2015 League Cup final looking good having scored the first goal in every one of their games they’ve played so far in the tournament.
With Chelsea challenging for three pieces of silverware this season, it will certainly be an interesting test for them though. They will also be without midfielder Nemanja Matic who is missing the final due to a two match suspension that came out of last week’s controversial Premier League game against Burnley. He was red carded after reacting furiously to a terrible challenge from Ashley Barnes.
Over the course of the past week, a lot was said about the game, and Tottenham will certainly be hoping this distraction will put Chelsea off their game. As for Matic’s replacement, Ramires is likely to start in the midfield.
You would have to be a brave person to back against Chelsea in the League Cup final. Our prediction is Chelsea to win 2-1, which is paying 8/1 at Ladbrokes.
Top 3 Bets
Over 2.5 Goals – @19/20
Chelsea to win 2-1 – Win @8/1
Both teams to score – yes @8/11