[Teams] Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest: Confirmed Line-Ups

By on September 20, 2017

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Chelsea will be looking to book their place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup when they take on Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge this evening.

Antonio Conte has made wholesale changes from the side that drew with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon with several of his key men rested.


Willy Caballero starts in goal while Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger join Gary Cahill in defence. Tiemoue Bakayoko comes in to the midfielder to replace N’Golo Kante alongside Cesc Fabregas.

Michy Batshuayi replaces Alvaro Morata up front and Eden Hazard comes in to start his first game of the season after making substitute appearances in the last two games.

Summer signing Davide Zappacosta gets another chance to impress while Brazilian youngster Kenedy gets a rare start in the left wing-back position as Marcos Alonso is rested.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:


Caballero; Rüdiger, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Kenedy; Musonda, Hazard, Batshuayi.

Subs: Eduardo, Clarke-Salter, Sterling, Ampadu, Moses, Willian, Morata

Nottingham Forest

Henderson, Lichaj, Mancienne, Osborn, Fox, Dowell, Hobbs, Bouchalakis, Walker, Cummings, Worrall.

Subs: Smith, McKay, Clough, Brereton, Carayol, Darikwa, Vellios


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