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Full Chelsea Squad Revealed For EPL Cup Tie Vs Saint’s As Ziyech Havertz And Kante Lead The Selection

Thomas Tuchel & co. will welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

The Blues who are in fine form since start of the season, will be aiming of continue their momentum run of form by book their place in the quarter-final stage of the League Cup when face Saints at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening.

After back-to-back defeats to Manchester City and Juventus last month, Chelsea have hit back well, with Thomas Tuchel’s men scored 11 unanswered goal, with the most recent game ending in a 7-0 trouncing of Norwich City.

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Heading into the Carabao Cup, Chelsea beating Aston Villa in the penalty shoot-out to reach the fourth round, and have already faced Southampton once this term, battling to a 3-1 win at home earlier this month.

Ahead of tonight’s clash, Thomas Tuchel does not have any fresh injury concerns hampering his preparations. On Tuesday, the Chelsea manager will be bereft of the services of as many as three first-team players.

So, Christian Pulisic (ankle), Timo Werner (hamstring) and Romelu Lukaku (ankle) all remain on the sidelines, with none of the three players expected to make their returns this month. In addition, Tuchel has been sweating over the fitness of N’Golo Kante, with the Frenchman struggling with a tightness in his muscles this past weekend.

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Kante, though, ought to be available to take on Southampton, although it is likely that he will be preserved for the Premier League game against Newcastle United this coming weekend. With the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner unlikely to be risked, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Saul Niguez could get a chance to impress on Tuesday.

The same can be said about Hakim Ziyech, whose absence with a shoulder injury has been nothing short of frustrating. Ziyech ought to be a part of the attacking trio, lining up alongside Kai Havertz and Callum Hudson-Odoi, with Mason Mount getting a rest following a scintillating display against Norwich City.

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The full Chelsea squad available for selection against Southampton

Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Edouard Mendy, Marcus Bettinelli.

Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azipilicueta, Ben Chilwell, Trevoh Chalobah, Malang Sarr.

Midfielder: Saul Niguez, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, N’Golo Kante.

Winger: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech

Where is the match being played? at Stamford Bridge

When is kick off? Tuesday 26 October, at 7:45PM

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