CFCnet reckon the predicted Chelsea line up vs Bournemouth will look very much like a Europa League fixture, with a raft of changes and likely run-outs for Callum Hudson-Odoi, Emerson and goalkeeper Willy Caballero.
With Chelsea back on form in the Premier League, preserving the starring players for the busy holiday period will be key and Maurizio Sarri will hope the fringe players can stake a claim against Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup.
A spot in the semi-final is up for grabs and another sub-plot ahead of the game is that of Callum Wilson playing for Bournemouth – will he be a Blues player in January, if the rumours are to be proven correct?
Eden Hazard is almost certainly set to be out of the Chelsea starting XI with a foot injury, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek, CFCnet reckon, will also be left out so that he can be included in the Premier League game against Leicester instead.
Eddie Howe’s side are also expected to make changes so despite CFCnet’s predicted Chelsea line up vs Bournemouth looking much-changed to a league fixture, it’s expected that players like Willian, Giroud and Kovacic can lead Maurizio Sarri one step closer to silverware this season.
How Chelsea Could Line Up Against Bournemouth
Goalkeeper: Willy Caballero
Defence: Davide Zappacosta, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Emerson
Midfield: Cesc Fabregas, Ross Barkley, Mateo Kovacic
Attack: Willian, Olivier Giroud, Callum Hudson-Odoi
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