Chelsea has officially announced their starting 11 that will play in the Carabao Cup, EFL Cup, against FC Bournemouth in the quarterfinals where both sides will look to play the next round, semifinals, in Wembley. Conte will rest some key players in this match such as Kante, Hazard, and Morata.
The starting Xl is as following:
Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Ethan Ampadu, and Gary Cahil (captain)
Midfielders: Kenedy, Cesc Fabregas, Danny Drinkwater, and Davide Zappacosta
Forward: Willian, Pedro, and Michy Batshuayi
Bench: Eduardo, Clarke-Salter, Sterling, Bakayoko, Hazard, Hudson-Odoi, Morata
Our predicted score
Chelsea will try to reach the semi-finals and beat Bournemouth with the least effort in order to save the players from the fatigue and injuries during the busy December and boxing day fixture. However, we expect Conte’s side to beat Bournemouth 2-0.