Chelsea take on Barnsley in the third round of the Carabao Cup and Express Sport brings you live updates from Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are the heavy favourites to progress to the fourth round and head coach Frank Lampard will want his team to bounce back from Sunday’s defeat to Liverpool.
The Blues started the season well with a 3-1 win away to Brighton but they then fell short against the defending Premier League champions.
Lampard is still trying to blood in his new signing, which cost over £200million this summer.
THINK YOU KNOW SPORT? Test your sporting knowledge with our tricky quiz
And it may be a good opportunity to do so against a struggling Barnsley side who are 20th in the Championship.
Gerhard Struber’s side have lost both of their opening league games against Luton and Reading.
Chelsea could use tonight’s showdown with Barnsley to ease new signings Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell into the starting XI.
However, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic will need to wait a little longer for the first starts of the season as they remain sidelined.
Frank Lampard has confirmed that Willy Caballero will start in goal while young defender Fikayo Tomori is also expected to start.
Barnsley could put out their strongest line-up – with the exception of Mads Anderson and Michal Helik, who were both sent off at the weekend.
Chelsea starting XI: TBC @ 6.45pm
Barnsley starting XI: TBC @ 6.45pm
Adblocker must be turned off to view updates
Source: Read Full Article