Chelsea team news and predicted line-up: Will Sarri change tactics to save job against Man City?

MAURIZIO SARRI knows victory in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City could keep him in a job at Chelsea.

The Italian is under intense pressure in West London, with Blues supporters calling for him to get sacked during the FA Cup defeat against Manchester United.

But it doesn't look as though the 60-year-old will make any drastic changes to his starting XI as Chelsea look to exact revenge on the Citizens.

Pep Guardiola's men humiliated Sarri's side at the Etihad two weeks ago as they eased to a 6-0 win.

Much of the frustration stemmed towards the ex-Napoli boss is his reluctance to start the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

And it is likely that the pair will not get the nod to start at Wembley tomorrow.

Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga could shake off a hamstring niggle to start between the sticks.

While Sarri looks poised to stick with his usual back four of Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz and Marcos Alonso.

Jorginho could be deployed as the holding defensive midfielder yet again, with N'Golo Kante preferred in a more attacking role.

Mateo Kovacic – on loan from Real Madrid – could start ahead of Ross Barkley, with the Croatian impressing since signing last summer.



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Gonzalo Higuain is expected to lead the line against City, with Eden Hazard and Willian to start either side of him.

The game could come too soon for Pedro who missed Thursday's 3-0 win against Malmo in the Europa League due to illness.

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