Chelsea set to face Aston Villa in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night. The Blues will hope to continue their winning streak with another victory against Dean Smith side.
Recall that Chelsea recorded 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the London derby while Aston Villa defeated Everton 3-0 at the Villa Park on Saturday evening.
Thomas Tuchel has handed Saul Niguez his second start for the Blues. The Spanish international joined Chelsea on a season loan from Atlético Madrid.
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss has added some fringe players such as Callum Hudson-Odoi, Sarr and Ruben Loftus Cheek to the starting XI.
Kepa Arrizabalaga has started his second game due to injury to Eduardo Mendy. Recall that the Spanish goalkeeper kept a clean sheet over the weekend against Tottenham.
Romelu Lukaku who has started Chelsea last five games in the Premier League has been rested against Aston Villa.