Chelsea are in desperate need of a win in their Carabao Cup tie against Brighton after making a miserable start to the season.
The Blues are 14th in the Premier League table and four points above the relegation zone, only winning one of their opening six games.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have also not scored in three straight matches, with a 1-0 home defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday continuing their awful form.
One of their only wins of the campaign came against League Two side Wimbledon last time out in the Carabao Cup.
And even that performance was unconvincing but it booked a clash with Brighton who are in completely the opposite mood to Chelsea.
Roberto De Zerbi has led his side up to third in the top-flight and now they enter domestic cup competition for the first time this season.
This Carabao Cup third round clash will take place on Wednesday, September 27.
Kick-off at Stamford Bridge is scheduled for 7:45pm.
The game will not be broadcast live on television in the UK.
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Cole Palmer is expected to make his full Chelsea debut this week after coming off the bench in every game since joining the club.
Former Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo is likely to line up against his former club while Robert Sanchez could miss out in place of Djordje Petrovic in goal.
Up front, Armando Broja made his long-awaited return from injury last time out but it could be too soon to risk a start.
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