Chelsea begins their Carabao Cup Campaign tonight as they welcome Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge. The London club will be facing the Villans for the second time this season with their first meeting ending in a 3 - 0 victory two weeks ago, and they would look to make two wins from two meetings tonight.
However, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will be having his first test of the Carabao Cup since moving to the Premier League in January, and he will look to win the game as he has selected a strong lineup for the game which will start In less than an hour time.
The German tactician has rested a host of his first-team stars to allow them to stay fresh for their upcoming Premier League game against Manchester City this weekend. And he has given chance to the likes of Chilwell, Sarr, Saul and Chalobah to impress tonight.
Chelsea lineup to face Aston Villa
Kepa; James, Chalobah, Sarr; Hudson-Odoi, Kante(c), Saul, Chilwell; Ziyech, Werner, Loftus-Cheek.
Substitutes: Bettinelli, Mbuyamba, Sival, Barkley, Havertz Mount, Lukaku.
Source: Chelsea website.
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