Chelsea will host Blackburn at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday for an EFL round-of-16 clash, with kickoff slated for 19:45 GMT.
Chelsea head into this match with the EFL Cup being the only realistic source of silverware this season. Manager Mauricio Pochettino will look to get spirits up after Chelsea were beaten at home 0-2 by Brentford on Saturday’s lunchtime kickoff.
Blackburn will shift their attention from the Championship to the mega clash against Chelsea. Given Chelsea’s home form in recent matches, Blackburn will fancy their chances of winning and progressing into the quarter-finals.
Mauricio Pochettino will be without a few players for the EFL Cup clash. Ben Chilwell (hamstring), Christopher Nkunku (knee injury), Trevor Chalobah (thigh problems), Wesley Fofana (torn cruciate ligament), and Marcus Bettinelli (unknown injury) are all ruled out of the clash against Blackburn Rovers.
Blackburn have a clean bill of health ahead of their trip to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. The manager will have the benefit of the entire squad being available for selection, giving him the flexibility of picking the best 11 to face Chelsea.
Chelsea will have enough to beat Blackburn and progress into the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.
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