Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea take on Bournemouth at the Stamford Bridge looking to reach the semifinals of the League Cup. This quarter-final match is unlikely to be an entertainer in terms of goals, as Maurizio Sarri is likely to warn his team about a stern action after giving him some now is time in the recent win over Brighton. Despite dominating for most of the game, the blues had to hold on for a victory against the Seagulls during the weekend. Bournemouth have the capability to score goals and that this will be on the minds of Chelsea, who like to dictate possession. However, Chelsea have yet to hit the heights of last season.
Fabregas, Christensen, and Gary Cahill should get a starting spot after having failed to secured much first-team football in the mainstream competitions. Bournemouth are also expected to rotate with the likes of Jermain Defoe getting some much-needed action. Former Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is unlikely to be used for this match. Even though Bournemouth have been able to get eight goals in their last three matches in the League Cup, the quality offered by Chelsea will make it difficult. At the same time, blues are yet to hit top form.