Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(10) 8 Goals 9 (16)
27 Average Age 28.3
182.5 Average Height (cm) 178.9
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Capital One Cup.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status
Andrew Davies Out
Andy Gray Out
Tom Naylor Out
Craig Forsyth Out
Rory McArdle Doubtful
Player Reason Status
Chico Out
Neil Taylor Out

Team News

  • Centre-back Rory McArdle has returned to training following and ankle injury and should start at Wembley.
  • Bradford have a few players that are ineligible to feature having done so already in the competition for previous clubs, including striker Andy Gray.
  • Target man James Hanson will continue to partner Nahki Wells up front having scored the crucial goal in the second leg against Villa and Phil Parkinson will hope that he can trouble the Swansea backline from set pieces.
  • The major blow to Swansea is that centre-back Chico is not fit to feature due to an ankle problem, while left-back Neil Taylor is the only other long term absentee.
  • Michael Laudrup has confirmed that Gerhard Tremmel will start in goal ahead of Michel Vorm.
  • The main competition is likely to come from central areas, with De Guzman, Britton and Ki Sung-Yeung all hoping to start in midfield.

Prediction

  • The two underdogs from the semi-final stages have made it to Wembley with League 2 Bradford's success story in the cup highlighting one of the most remarkable achievement's in English football in recent years.
  • They dumped out Wigan and Arsenal on penalties before beating another Premier League opponent in Villa over two legs and will be keen to keep this game in the balance for as long as possible, utilising set pieces and perhaps hoping it goes the distance to penalties like last year's final.
  • Swansea will no doubt dominate possession of the ball but Bradford's defence have been superb in this competition and should prove tough to crack. While another upset would complete Bradford's fairytale Swansea are huge favourites and should ensure that they come up just short.
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