A kick-off time of 4.30pm has been confirmed for next month’s Carabao Cup Final, with Chelsea and Manchester City set to go head-to-head for the first piece of silverware of 2019 on Sunday 24 February.
Both sides booked their place at Wembley Stadium after progressing past Tottenham Hotspur and Burton Albion respectively during this week’s Semi-Final second legs.
Chelsea overcame their London rivals via a penalty shoot-out at Stamford Bridge last night, while current holders City made it back-to-back Carabao Cup Final appearances in consolidating their hefty first-leg lead against the Sky Bet League One Brewers with a 1-0 win on Wednesday.
Tickets for the Carabao Cup Final can only be purchased directly from the two finalist Clubs and are not available from either the EFL or from Wembley Stadium. Supporters of Chelsea will be homed in the East Stand while Manchester City are fans to be based in the West.
Ahead of kick-off between the two sides, classically trained soprano, Natalie Rushdie will take to the pitch to sing the national anthem.
Rushdie has experience of performing in numerous major performances and appearances, including sold-out events at the London Coliseum, the Chelsea Flower Show and St Paul’s Cathedral.
In December, Natalie made her debut at The Royal Albert Hall where she performed alongside the likes of Matthew Morrison and Tony Christie, and also works closely with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme - regularly appearing at Buckingham Palace, St James Palace and Holyrood Palace with HRH Prince Phillip to make speeches and present the Gold awards.