[Teams] Chelsea vs Bristol Rovers: Confirmed Line-Ups

By on August 23, 2016

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Chelsea will look to book their place in the third round of the EFL Cup when they take on Bristol Rovers at Stamford Bridge this evening. 

Antonio Conte has named a strong side for the game but the Blues boss has still made plenty of changes from the side that beat Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.

Asmir Begovic comes in for Thibaut Courtois in goal while Ola Aina makes his senior debut for the club at right-back with Branislav Ivanovic moving in to the middle of defence in place of the rested John Terry.

Cesc Fabregas gets a recall in midfield after his impressive display from the bench last time out while Ruben Loftus-Cheek also comes in to the side with N’Golo Kante and Oscar left out.

Victor Moses replaces Eden Hazard on the wing while Michy Batshuayi comes in for Diego Costa through the middle.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:


Begovic, Aina, Cahill, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Pedro, Fabregas, Matic, Moses, Loftus-Cheek, Batshuayi.

Subs:  Courtois, Terry, Chalobah, Oscar, Hazard, Solanke, Costa.

Bristol Rovers

Mildenhall, Leadbitter, Lockyer, Hartley, Brown, Sinclair, Clarke, Bodin, Lines, James, Harrison

Subs: Puddy, Easter, Clarke, Montano, Broom, Taylor, Gaffney.

What’s your predicted score for the game now we’ve seen the teams?



  1. joseph keru

    August 23, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    wishing Chelsea all the best and come out with a great win I believe in Chelsea squad.Fabrigas will do as usual king of assist

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