The Premier League champions Chelsea are about to start their EFL Cup journey as they will host Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
The Blues from the West London have reportedly settled with a goalless draw against their London rivals Arsenal on Sunday in the Premier League. So, they will be desperate to come back to the winning track again. On the other hand, the Championship side will be optimistic to upset the Chelsea fans shaking off their previous frustration against Wolverhampton Wanderers, where they have lost the game with a scoreline of 1-2.
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Team News:
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will definitely make some changes in his starting XI resting some of his key players. But the boss may let the Belgian star, Eden Hazard start for the first time in blue colors in the season. Apart from that, highly talented Andreas Christensen also might be included in the first XI. The newcomer right-wing-back Davide Zappacosta definitely will start the game replacing Victor Moses.
On the other hand, Nottingham Forest manager Nuno Espirito Santo will not be opting to make any major changes in his team.
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Possible Line-ups:
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forrest Key Players:
For Chelsea, the players on the bench are also as dangerous as that of the first XI. The stars like Eden Hazard, Marcos Alonso and Willian are always a threat to any defense in the world. Apart from that, Davide Zappacosta’s crosses can really cause great threats as we have seen already in the Champions League. The full-back’s attempted cross was moved into the back of the net. In addition, the presence of the youngsters like Charley Musonda and Kenedy on the bench can definitely open up some opportunities for them to prove their worth in the team.
On the other hand, for Nottingham Forest, the forward Daryl Murphy can ask some questions to the Chelsea defense. Apart from that, the wingers like Barry McKay and Ben Brereton can initiate counters from the ends.