Aston Villa take on defending Carabao Cup champions Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in the final of the competition next Sunday.

Villa advanced into the final of the tournament by beating Leicester City on aggregate, with Trezeguet netting a winner in the dying seconds of the second leg.

Guardiola’s side overcame arch-rivals Manchester United 3-2 on aggregate to reach the final once again.

Last year, the Blues defeated Chelsea in the final on penalties, a match famous for Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refusing to be substituted by then manager Maurizio Sarri.

The Midlands side have already sold out their ticket allocation at Wembley so will be roared on by 33,666 supporters in London.

Villa will need to ensure that they play the perfect game if they are to come away with silverware next weekend.

Below, we’ve listed some key things that we feel Smith’s side will need to do if they want to win the competition.