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How Chelsea could line up against Manchester United

Sports Mole looks at how an injury-hit Chelsea squad could line up for Wednesday's EFL Cup clash with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea may have revenge on their mind when they welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge in the last 16 of the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.

Frank Lampard's tenure as Blues boss got off to a nightmare start when they were beaten 4-0 by United at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season, although the fortunes of both sides have changed a lot since then.

Chelsea go into Wednesday's game off the back of seven successive victories across all competitions and will be favourites to take another step towards a second successive final against a United side that has struggled for form and goals since the two sides last met.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how the hosts could line up in West London.

Possible CHE XI vs. MNU

Out: N'Golo Kante (groin), Marco van Ginkel (knee)
Doubtful: Antonio Rudiger (groin), Andreas Christensen (hamstring), Ross Barkley (ankle), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Achilles)

> Click here to see Chelsea's full list of injuries and suspensions ahead of this match

Chelsea have some notable names on the treatment table at the moment, and none of them is expected to recover in time for this match, nor be risked if not 100% fit.

The continued absences of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen mean that Fikayo Tomori and Kurt Zouma will partner each other at centre-back again, but there is expected to be a change behind them with Willy Caballero coming into the team.

Fringe players such as Pedro, Reece James and Olivier Giroud could be handed a chance to prove themselves, with the latter battling for a starting role alongside Michy Batshuayi after both fell behind Tammy Abraham in the pecking order.

Callum Hudson-Odoi was named on the bench at the weekend but should return to the starting lineup for this one alongside fellow 18-year-old Billy Gilmour.

Jorginho, Mason Mount and Marcos Alonso may keep their places in the starting XI, which Christian Pulisic will no doubt be eager to do as well following his perfect hat-trick at the weekend.

> Click here to see how Manchester United could line up for this match

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