Chelsea will look to put their poor run of form and goal scoring woes behind them on Wednesday as they welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to Stamford Bridge in the Carabao Cup. The Blues have not scored a goal in the last three games in the Premier League and will be hoping their attacking fortunes will be different in the cup.
However, they will have to do it against an in-form Seagulls side who have started their Premier League season with five wins from their opening six matches. Mauricio Pochettino, though, will be hoping his side can start to get some confidence in them and perhaps build some momentum as we prepare to head into October.
Last time out, the Blues were beaten 1-0 at home to Aston Villa. Despite a flurry of opportunities and a disallowed goal for Chelsea, it was Ollie Watkins' second-half strike that proved to be the winner for the travelling Villa at Stamford Bridge.
There could be a couple of changes for Chelsea in Wednesday night's cup game. Pochettino, however, will not be able to rotate his team as much as he would have liked because of the lengthy injury list the Blues currently have.
Benoit Badiashile and Carney Chukwuemeka are both back in partial team training after lengthy layoffs but the duo are set to miss the game at Stamford Bridge. Armando Broja, while coming off the bench in the defeat to Villa, is not ready to start the cup game, as Pochettino confirmed in Tuesday afternoon's pre-match press conference.
Meanwhile, Marcus Bettinelli, Trevoh Chalobah, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Christopher Nkunku and Romeo Lavia are still working on their recoveries and will miss the Brighton clash. So, with that said, football.london's Chelsea writers Bobby Vincent and Scott Trotter have chosen what side theyRead on football.london