Chelsea Team News For Carabao Cup Clash

Chelsea Team News For Carabao Cup Clash

Djordje Petrovic, the starting goalie for Chelsea, will not be able to make his Carabao Cup debut tomorrow night against Wimbledon.

Petrovic transferred from the New England Revolution to Chelsea on Sunday for a fee of £14 million, but he is still awaiting approval from the Football Association (FA).

In net, Robert Sanchez will remain.

As a result, Pochettino will be without 11 players to take on the League Two minnows, including fellow summer signing Romeo Lavia, who is still not match-ready.

Lesley Ugochukwu, who recently moved to Chelsea for £23 million from Rennes, will likely make his first start as a result of the difficulties.

Pochettino may also choose to start Noni Madueke and Ian Maatsen for the first time in a game against weaker competition.

With Mason Burstow, Diego Moreira, Eddie Beach, and Bashir Humphreys on the bench for Chelsea’s 3-0 victory against Luton on Friday night, Pochettino stated in his pre-game news conference that “four or five” players who are between “16 and 17” may be featured.

Thiago Silva, 38, may be replaced by Marc Cucurella, who Manchester United had been interested in before Friday’s transfer deadline.

Malo Gusto, Axel Disasi, and Levi Colwill round up the back four.

The midfield trio might consist of Ugochukwu, Maatsen, and Conor Gallagher, with Madueke, Raheem Sterling, and Nicolas Jackson in the attack.

Predicted Chelsea starting lineup: Jackson; Madueke; Maatsen; Sterling; Madueke; Gusto; Disasi; Colwill; Cucurella; Ugochukwu;
Mudryk, Chukwuemeka, Nkunku, James, Chalobah, W. Fofana, Broja, Badiashile, and Bettinelli have all sustained injuries.
Questions: Lavia
Time and date: Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at 7.45 PM BST.
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