Swans 1/5 to lift League Cup

  • Last Updated: January 23 2013, 22:35 GMT

Swansea are a best of 1/5 to lift the Capital One Cup after beating Chelsea 2-0 on aggregate to set up a final with League Two side Bradford next month.

Swansea celebrate reaching the Capital One Cup final
Swansea celebrate reaching the Capital One Cup final

The Welsh club reached the first major cup final in their 100-year history as a goalless draw in the second leg at the Liberty Stadium saw them overcome the Blues, who had Eden Hazard controversially sent off.

With just over 10 minutes remaining, the Belgian lost patience when a ball boy refused to hand over the ball after it had gone out of play for a goal-kick.

The ball boy fell to the ground as Hazard attempted to get the ball from him with the Blues forward then trying to kick it from under him but instead he appeared to make contact with the youngster and referee Chris Foy gave him his marching orders.

William Hill reacted swiftly to the incident and offer 9/2 that the red card is rescinded by the FA but go 1/8 that it is not.

Irrespective of having a one-man advantage for the closing stages, Swansea showed the same resilience that characterised their first-leg win at Stamford Bridge and comfortably saw out six minutes of stoppage time to progress.

Michael Laudrup's men are as short as 1/8 in places to win the trophy but Ladbrokes offer the biggest price of 1/5.

Bradford, who continued their fairytale run on Tuesday night with a 4-3 aggregate triumph over Aston Villa, are widely available at 9/2 to cause another huge upset against Premier League opposition.

Defeat also resulted in Rafa Benitez's odds of being Chelsea boss on the first day of next season being pushed out once again. He is 7/4 to be there when next season starts with William Hill and 2/5 to have gone.