Jose Mourinho took the League Cup very seriously during his first spell as the Chelsea manager. It seems that it has not changed because the Portuguese is expected to name a strong starting line-up for the third-round match against Swindon Town. Unlike in the past, this will not be an easy encounter against a lower league opposition at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s possible line-up:
Swindon’s possible line-up:
Mourinho hinted that the starting line-up is set to be full of world-class internationals like Fernando Torres and Juan Mata; players who did not take part in the 2-0 win over Fulham.
Playing at their home (County Ground) will be a massive boost for Swindon, and Chelsea are unlikely to underestimate their threat.
Assistant coach Steve Holland said that there was an opportunity for a young player to be involved. After having just returned from a successful loan spell, 20-year-old defender Tomas Kalas is likely to be used at centre back. Even with all the rotation, Chelsea’s team could be mightily impressive.
What will be your starting line-up?
Steve Holland’s full press conference:
Swidon 0 Chelsea 5
Chelsea have make a very big mistake aganist basel. Am very disapointed on that day.
Chelsea 3 swindon 1
Mark, Azpi, Kalas, Luiz, Betrand, Essien, Ginkel, Kevin, Mata, Willian, Torres. Sub: Ba, Cahill, Blackman, Hazard, Mikel. Score line Swindon 1 : 7 Chelsea
These line is very ok by me @least lets give everyone chance to prove themselves. Swindon 0 Chelsea 5, Willian, Torres, mata on point along wit KDB.
i love this squard ,i just hope something good will come out from this squard.chelsea3 swindon 1
this xi can beat any team in the league if they are given chance
ths squad is better than ever