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A particularly Super Sunday of football this week with two potentially fascinating match-ups. First, the race for runners-up spot intensifies as Benitez’s flaky, inconsistent Chelsea visit Mancini’s wildly underachieving Man City. What odds that Jose Mourinho will be managing one of these teams this time next year?
If the first game of the day is a Premier League staple, the second can only be described as an abberation. How on earth have middling League Two side Bradford City made it to Wembley? This can either be viewed as a triumph for the romance of knockout football or final confirmation of how little Premier League teams care about the League Cup. Logic suggests a walk in the park for Swansea but then logic has had very little to do with this competition this season. At the very least, it will be interesting to see how the Swans fare with neutral ball boys. At the risk of being patronising, this should be an uplifting occasion and a brilliant day out for two long-suffering and very deserving sets of fans.