Manchester City have a chance to lift their first silverware of the season on Sunday and in doing so retain the Carabao Cup when they face Chelsea at Wembley.
City recently demolished Maurizio Sarri’s men 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium in a swashbuckling display of attacking football, but Sunday is a new day and on neutral territory.
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is a doubt with a hamstring problem, meaning Willy Caballero, once a Wembley hero in this competition with City, could start.
But who will start between the sticks for City? 20-year-old Aro Muric has played every game in the Carabao Cup and has performed well, but has not come up against the likes of Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard.
That begs the question – will Pep Guardiola stick with Muric or opt for the reliability of Brazilian shot-stopper Ederson?
We ran a poll on Twitter and 8,644 voted with 56% saying Pep should stick with his young Kosovan goalkeeper, and 44% wanting Ederson to start at Wembley.
POLL: Pep Guardiola has kept faith in young goalkeeper Aro Muric in the Carabao Cup this season.
But should Muric or Ederson start against Chelsea on Sunday?
— City Watch (@City_Watch) February 21, 2019
Here are a selection of comments arguing for either choice.
Those in favour of Muric:
when city played carabao final against liverpool, part of my mind said hart should start, but what about cabellero who played throughout the competition, it's same here, muric should start100%, all of the city fans: us, should back him for another cabellero heroics, good luck lad
— Sumit Paudel (@SumitP49) February 21, 2019
people who vote for Ederson are clueless, Muric deserves it, he won the penalty shootout for us and has played every game in the competition, you can’t drop him for the final
— ` (@LethalLeroy19) February 21, 2019
Muric is more than capable, if we don't win on Sunday it's probably not going to be down to him
— J (@City_Are_Back) February 21, 2019
Back of GK usually get both domestic cup competition but Muric only got the League cup this year and it should stay like this, we saved us in a penalty shootout and deserves his start. Hasn’t also put a foot wrong, no need to change.
— 🔥 (@0l6l_) February 21, 2019
Has to be Muric, im all for playing the strongest 11 in Finals but the kid hasnt put a foot wrong.. If its anything like the other week he will have little to do anyway
— DaveSkimmin (@DaveSkimmin) February 21, 2019
And those in favour of Ederson:
Ederson. It’s a final and he’s the best keeper. Probably need him if it goes to penalties to take 1.
— Martin Christer (@MChrister23) February 21, 2019
A trophy to be won … We put our best keeper in simple as that 💪🏼
— ⚡️SimplyCity⚡️ (@SimplyCity) February 21, 2019
no need to take chances
— Sourav Mehta (@sauravmehta1) February 21, 2019
Play your strongest team
— amw (@_0161_) February 21, 2019
No. Full strength for the final
— GaryJohn (@msix5) February 21, 2019