Carabao Cup Final 2021 team news: Kevin De Bruyne and Harry Kane injury update

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City in the Carabao Cup FinalTottenham Hotspur v Manchester City in the Carabao Cup Final
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City in the Carabao Cup Final
Both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City have injury doubts over their best players ahead of Sunday’s game at Wembley

Manchester City take on Tottenham in the 2020-21 Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.

City are eyeing further domination of the League Cup while Spurs are hoping to end a 13-year wait for a trophy as they fight it out for the first silverware of the season.

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City are clear favourites but both teams have injury concerns.

Will Harry Kane be fit for the Carabao Cup Final?

Tottenham interim head coach Ryan Mason is hopeful Harry Kane will be fit for the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.

Kane missed Wednesday's 2-1 win against Southampton with an ankle injury suffered against Everton on Friday and is in a race to make the Wembley showpiece against Manchester City.

Mason says Kane will be doing all he can to be fit for the final.

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"With Harry it is just about taking it each day as it comes," Mason said. "We know he is doing absolutely everything he can to be back out on the football pitch.

"On Wednesday he wasn't but hopefully by the end of the week we will know about bit more about that."

A lot has happened since Kane hobbled off at Goodison Park on Friday night.

Spurs joined the ill-fated European Super League on Sunday, then sacked Jose Mourinho on Monday, appointed the 29-year-old Mason until the end of the season and then pulled out of the breakaway league following widespread criticism on Tuesday.

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Will Kevin De Bruyne be fit for Man City?

Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is Manchester City’s big injury doubt.

The playmaker limped out of their FA Cup semi-final defeat against Chelsea last weekend after landing awkwardly and injuring his foot and ankle.

However, manager Pep Guardiola revealed it wasn’t as bad as first feared, though he still faces a race to be fit for the final.

"It was less than we expected - yesterday he felt much better," said Guardiola when asked about the Belgium midfielder. "Today I didn’t speak to him but we’ll see tomorrow in training – I think if he’s not ready for the final, but maybe the semi-final of the Champions League."

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Other team news

John Stones is suspended for the final after his red card against Aston Villa on Wednesday night.

The England and Manchester City defender faces a three-game ban after he scythed down Aston Villa's Jacob Ramsey near the halfway line.

The dismissal means suspension, and that means Aymeric Laporte will likely move back alongside Ruben Dias for in City’s defence.

For Spurs, full-backs Matt Doherty and Ben Davies remain doubts. Neither player was fit enough to go on the bench in the midweek win over Southampton.