Antonio Conte is reported to be set to field a strong Chelsea side for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup clash with Everton at Stamford Bridge.
Conte wants to build on the momentum from Saturday’s 4-2 league win over Watford and not waste an opportunity to boost the team’s morale following a string of disappointing results.
Danny Drinkwater, N’Golo Kante and Victor Moses are definitely out due to injury but the provisional squad named for the game is very strong.
Provisional squad: Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Morata, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Luiz, Kenedy, Musonda, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Clarke-Salter, Scott, Eduardo, Ampadu, Sterling.
It is most likely that Conte will use a sprinkling of fringe players but you can also expect some of the big named players to feature from the start, Conte knows Everton are wounded and will not want to take any chances fielding a weakened team from the kickoff.