ALL THE CARLING CUP AND PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM NEWS

26 February 2010 04:25
SATURDAYBirmingham v WiganBolton v WolvesBurnley v PortsmouthChelsea v Man City (12.45pm)Stoke v Arsenal (5.30pm)SUNDAYLiverpool v BlackburnSunderland v FulhamTottenham v Everton (1pm)CARLING CUP FINALMan United v Aston VillaAll matches 3pm unless stated MAN UNITED v Aston Villa Manchester United will be without England defender Rio Ferdinand when they aim to create history by beating Aston Villa in the Carling Cup final on Sunday.   [LNB]Ferdinand is out after suffering a twinge in his back while Anderson (knee) is out for the season. [LNB]Ryan Giggs (arm) is also out and Nani is suspended while Rafael is set to feature in his first major final.   [LNB]United have never successfully defended a cup competition before but having overcome Tottenham on penalties last term, could put that statistic right by overcoming Martin O'Neill's men.   [LNB]Team (from): Van der Sar, Kuszczak, Foster, Rafael, Neville, Brown, Evans, Vidic, De Laet, Evra, Fabio, Valencia, Obertan, Fletcher, Carrick, Scholes, Gibson, Park, Berbatov, Owen, Rooney, Diouf. [LNB] Setback: Ferdinand will play no part for United at Wembley[LNB] ASTON VILLA FC

Source: Daily_Mail