The Blues are in another cup final. Club statistician Paul Dutton begins our preview of Sunday's game at Wembley with key facts and figures...
Chelsea In Numbers
Chelsea in the League Cup
Winners: 1964/65, 1997/98, 2004/05, 2006/07, 2014/15
Runners-up: 1971/72, 2007/08
Chelsea score shown first
Chelsea are playing our 15th final since Roman Abramovich became owner in 2003.
Our official betting partner William Hill are offering odds of 9/2 on Chelsea to win this final in 90 minutes.
Chelsea to lift the trophy is 5/2
Chelsea to win 2-1 is 16/1
Click for other odds and to bet now*
Chelsea are seeking to win at Wembley for the first time this season having lost to Manchester City in the Community Shield and twice against Tottenham, in the Premier League and Carabao Cup.
Maurizio Sarri could become the second Italian to win the League Cup, after Gianluca Vialli who won the trophy with Chelsea in 1998.
We won that 1998 final in extra-time. Our official betting partner William Hill are offering odds of 14/1 on a repeat of that with Chelsea winning in extra-time this Sunday.
Carabao Cup goals
Hazard 3, Emerson 1, Fàbregas 1, Kanté 1, own goals 2
Major cup final scorers
29 finals, 32 matches, 42 goals
Drogba 9, Osgood 4, Di Matteo 3, Diego Costa 2, E Hazard 2 (1 pen), Lampard 2, Tambling 2, Torres 2, Cahill 1, Dempsey 1, Houseman 1, I Hutchinson 1, Ivanovic 1, Kezman 1, McCreadie 1, Newton 1, Poyet 1, Ramires 1, F Sinclair 1, Terry 1, Venables 1 (pen), Webb 1, Zola 1, Gerrard own-goal 1.
Eden Hazard is currently joint-fourth in Chelsea’s list of all-time highest goalscorers in major finals. William Hill are offering odds on him going joint-third by scoring one goal on Sunday, joint-second by scoring two, or clear second by netting a hat-trick.
The odds are:
Hazard to score and Chelsea to win 9/1, enhanced from 15/2
Hazard to score two or more goals 14/1
Hazard to score a hat-trick 125/1
Last six games
An away win: 0
An away draw: 8
An away defeat: 1
Chelsea’s next three games
Wednesday 27 February - Chelsea v Tottenham - Premier League
Sunday 3 March - Fulham v Chelsea - Premier League
Thursday 7 March - Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev - Europa League
Willian made his 200th start for Chelsea in all competitions on Thursday against Malmo.
MAN CITY IN NUMBERS
City in the League Cup
Winners: 1969/70, 1975/76, 2013/14, 2015/16, 2017/18
Man City score shown first
Manchester City have won their last five games in all competitions and 13 of their last 14. The only game they failed to win since Boxing Day was against Newcastle in the Premier League on 29 January.
The last occasion Pep Guardiola’s side failed to score was at Stamford Bridge on 8 December, 20 games ago.
The odds on Chelsea repeating this feat and keeping a clean sheet on Sunday are 9/2. Click to bet*
City striker Gabriel Jesus has scored more goals than any other player in this season’s League Cup (five).
Sergio Aguero has scored 13 goals for Manchester City in 16 appearances in all competitions against Chelsea.
Carabao Cup goals
Jesus 5, De Bruyne 2, Diaz 2, Foden 2, Mahrez 2, Aguero 1, Walker 1, Zinchenko 1
Manager Pep Guardiola
Days in charge: 968
Guardiola's record v Chelsea
CITY’S LINE UP IN LAST SEASON'S CARABAO CUP FINAL
Sunday 25 February 2018, Wembley Stadium
Arsenal 0 – 3 Manchester City
Team 4-3-3: Bravo; Walker, Kompany (c), Otamendi, Danilo; De Bruyne, Fernandinho (B Silva 52), Gundogan; D Silva, Aguero (Foden 89), Sane (Jesus 77)
Booked: Fernandinho, Kompany
Scorers: Aguero 18, Kompany 58, D Silva 65
An away win: 0
An away draw: 16
An away defeat: 5
There are no suspensions.
THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
This is Jon Moss’ sixth Chelsea game of the season. He was the referee at Wembley for our Community Shield match against Manchester City, plus the home games against Cardiff, Derby and Southampton and at Molineux against Wolves.
VAR: Martin Atkinson
* Prices subject to fluctuation. Over 18s only. For advice and information visit www.begambleaware.co.uk or the National Gambling Helpline 0808 8020133