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Capital One Cup Final 2015: We get fans to answer the big questions ahead of the game

27 February 2015

Ahead of Sunday's Capital One Cup Final between Chelsea and Tottenham we wanted to know what fans around the world had to say on the big questions.

So we took to Quora - the best answer to any question - to find out what followers of the English game had to say on the big questions ahead of the Wembley showdown. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

Who will win the 2015 Capital One Cup Final between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, and why?

"Had Tottenham not defeated Chelsea humiliatingly at White Hart Lane, I'd have said Tottenham stood a fair chance of winning this one. Not now, though. This will now be a must-must-win game for Mourinho personally and whenever Mourinho really wants to win a game, he almost certainly does. Sorry Tottenham, I can only see a Chelsea victory here."

- Navaneeth Nenmini

"For 90 minutes on 1st March I will be a die-hard Chelsea fan. Mauricio Pochettino didn't take either of the cups remotely seriously as Southampton manager, especially the League Cup, so I absolutely do not want him to win one with Spurs. Fortunately, they're up against a wounded Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea team, who'll want to avenge their 5-3 defeat from earlier in the season. I expect them to win, and Christian Eriksen to miss an open goal in the 88th minute."

- Andy Warwick

"My prediction is Chelsea to win, based on the strength of the team with them having a host of creative players ranging from Fabregas to Hazard, Oscar and Willian, but their defence is a bit vulnerable to fast counter attacking players which Tottenham seem to have in Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Nacer Chadli, Andros Townsend. So it would be a tight game and has plenty to offer the neutrals."

- Raj Kumar B D

"I hope it will be Tottenham. Despite being the underdogs, they've already beaten Chelsea this season, so they will definitely go into the game believing they have every chance of winning it. That being said, anything can happen in a cup final, so as a neutral, I look forward to a great London derby match."

- Velislav Gebrev

Which players should I look out for in the final between Chelsea and Spurs?

"For me Harry Kane of Spurs. He is an exciting player to watch and it is a huge chance to prove himself on the big stage against one of the powerhouses of the EPL."

- Brendan O'Callaghan

"Christian Eriksen, Eden Hazard, Kyle Walker, Branislav Ivanovic, Hugo Lloris, Juan Cuadrado."

- Ahmed Ahres

Should Chelsea start with Thibaut Courtois or Petr Cech in goal for the Capital One Cup Final?

"Starting Cech ahead of Courtois for such an important final will send wrong signal to our future keeper, he will be hurt however might be their friendship. Starting either Cech or Courtois doesn't affect our team as they both are great but Jose has to think of the future."

- Yusuf Quadri

"Petr Cech, definitely. There is nothing wrong with Courtois of course, who is fantastic, but with Petr between the sticks, expect the usual 'another win, another clean sheet'. Petr is such a legend, who is still very much in his prime, and as sharp as ever, with all his experience, just look at his recent performances against Everton, Stoke, and you'll realise what a champion he is. Top notch and world class."

- Haris Riaz

How big a loss for Chelsea is it that Nemanja Matic is banned from the final?

“No Matic, no party. He is the glue that holds the midfield (and the team together) in most cases. Our side is still strong, and Tottenham have short rest, however missing Matic will have a major impact on how the side operates. Would expect to see a Ramires/Fabregas pairing in the defensive midfield role, but while Ramires is never one to get eased off the ball, he's no Matic.

"We will definitely lack the physical element and the peace of mind the team plays with when Matic is present. I still expect a good game, and would favour Chelsea to get their revenge after being outclassed by Tottenham in January. The players will certainly treat this game a lot more seriously after January's embarrassment.”

- Scott Wood

"Chelsea have just lost one match with Matic playing this season. That was against Tottenham. Without Matic they will lack the physical presence in the midfield."

- Kabilan Thennarasu

Who will be the most important player in the Capital One Cup Final?

"There can be two stand-out performers in the Capital One Cup Final. Eden Hazard for Chelsea and Harry Kane for Tottenham. Both are very exciting players and are proving to be the match winners for their teams. Expect a cracker of a game at Wembley."

- Kumar Vishal

"If Spurs win, I'm sure it will be down to Nacer Chadli. He was the unspoken hero in the 5–3 win at White Hart Lane in January. Without decent support from midfield Kane can't do a whole lot, and he was getting forward and providing most of it on that day. If Chelsea win, it'll probably be down to Fabregas. He's held the team together in a lot of their wins this season."

- Zeibura S. Kathau

Should Spurs start with Hugo Lloris or Michel Vorm in goal for the Capital One Cup Final?

"Lloris - gives reliability and stability and a great shot stopper."

- Olly Whittle

"Of course Hugo Lloris. He is one of the best goalkeepers right now in the world and against an attack like that of Chelsea I don't think Spurs will field Vorm if they are serious about winning the cup."

- Prakhar Varshney

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