Fixture: Chelsea vs Bournemouth
Competition: EFL Cup
Kick-off: 19:45 (UK time)

Chelsea have revealed their starting line-up and substitutes to welcome Eddie Howe's Bournemouth side to Stamford Bridge for an EFL Cup quarter-final tie.

The Blues are hunting silverware in Maurizio Sarri's first season in charge and have already knocked Liverpool out of the competition; seeing off Bournemouth tonight would put Chelsea within touching distance of the final.




The Blues are without Alvaro Morata.

Sarri picks Kepa in goal, while in defence he opts for a central pairing between Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger. In midfield, the Chelsea manager goes with Cesc Fabregas, Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley. Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Willian support Olivier Giroud.

If the Italian tactician needs to make changes he can look to his bench, where options available include Eden Hazard and Pedro.

 


Chelsea Team vs Bournemouth

Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Emerson, Fabregas, Kovacic, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Giroud

Substitutes: Caballero, Zappacosta, Luiz, Kante, Hazard, Pedro, Hudson-Odoi