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Liverpool vs Chelsea Carabao Cup match build-up

Chelsea vs Liverpool

Summer signing Alisson will be rested at Anfield, with Mignolet to play his first Liverpool game since January. Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet will make his first appearance of the season in his side’s Carabao Cup third-round tie against Chelsea on Wednesday.

Chelsea is expected to rotate their line-up, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Antonio Rudiger and Pedro are doubts. Top scorer Eden Hazard will be part of the squad despite the clubs meeting again in the league on Saturday.

Chelsea vs Liverpool

Chelsea’s assistant manager Gianfranco Zola suggested defender Gary Cahill could make his first start of the season while teenagers Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu are also in contention. Liverpool and Chelsea are both unbeaten this season and are currently first and third in the Premier League respectively.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said he will play a “really strong side” for the cup fixture but the inclusion of Mignolet was the only change he confirmed at his pre-match news conference.

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“I will not name a number of changes,” Klopp said. “It will not be the maximum and it will not be the minimum.

Source: BBC News

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