Phil Parkinson's side contribute four players to our ultimate XI, while their opponents in Sunday's Wembley showdown, Swansea City, have three of their men includedSunday's Capital One Cup final between Bradford and Swansea caps off what has been somewhat of a renaissance for the competition this season.
A total of 330 goals have enthralled us, with stand-out scores such as Reading 5-7 Arsenal and Chelsea 5-4 Manchester United catching the eye. It hasn't all been defensive disasters, however, with several rock-solid performances shining through in Goal.com's finest XI of this season's tournament.
Minding the net for our side is Bradford's penalty-saving hero Matt Duke. The Bantams' shot-stopper helped his side to penalty shoot-out victories over Wigan and Arsenal, while making countless heroic saves in each round to seal his side's progression.
Both full-backs have used the competition to seal a spot in their respective sides. Cesar Azpilicueta struggled to have an immediate impact on the Chelsea team following his arrival, but is now a mainstay in the Blues' side after initially shining in the Capital one Cup. Swansea youngster Ben Davies has shone in the enforced absence of Neil Taylor to provide solidity to his side's left flank.
Ashley Williams hasn't played in all of Swansea's games on their run to the final, but his towering performances to keep Chelsea at bay in both legs of the semi-final sees his inclusion alongside Bradford hero Rory McArdle, who has played in each of the Bantams' ties this term and notched a crucial goal against Aston Villa at the semi-final stage.
Bradford skipper Gary Jones features in a three-man midfield as, although he hasn't scored, he has assisted five goals, bettered by no other player. The 35-year-old lines up alongside Juan Mata, who carried his Premier League form into the cup to set up four goals and score two more, and Michu, whose superlative performance at Stamford Bridge was crucial in taking his side to the final.
Despite only playing in two games, Theo Walcott makes the cut with his five goals making him the competition's top scorer. The Arsenal man's hat-trick against Reading was one of his first performances to prove he can play regularly through the middle.
Alongside the England international is Christian Benteke. The Belgium international has struck four times in the competition this season for Aston Villa, including a crucial double against Crawley in round four.
Finally, Nahki Wells notched against the Villans in the semi-finals but his most telling contribution to Bradford's run came in the third round against Burton, as his two strikes in the game's final seven minutes rescued the tie for the Bantams, which they eventually won after extra-time.
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