Frank Lampard could hand debuts to two of his summer signings in the Carabao Cup1 third-round tie against Barnsley on Wednesday, with Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell fit and ready to feature.
Both defenders have missed the start of the new season having suffered injuries before making the move to west London.
The duo returned to training at Cobham last week and is now ready to be involved in Lampard’s plans going forward.
Barnsley’s visit to Stamford Bridge will come too soon for fellow new arrival Hakim Ziyech, though the Moroccan and Christian Pulisic is making progress with their own respective recoveries.
“He is in the squad tomorrow,” Lampard said of Silva, who turned 36 on Tuesday. “He is getting fit and will make a decision on how many minutes he gets.
“Chilwell is in the squad tomorrow and Christian and Hakim Ziyech are getting closer as well.”
Lampard is also expected to hand chances to a number of other players who have fallen down the pecking order at Chelsea since the glut of summer arrivals.
Tammy Abraham will be keen to impress, as will Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Predicted Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Caballero; Azpilicueta, Tomori, Thiago Silva, Chilwell; Jorginho, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek; Hudson-Odoi, Mount, Abraham
Here is the Possible Line up for the Match
Frank Lampard will be hoping to Bounce to winning ways after a disappointing encounter with Liverpool. Brace from Mane was all Liverpool needed in the game to secure the victory and the blues will be hoping to bounce back from the shock. THIAGO Silver and Ben Chilwell have missed two games for Chelsea but they will be included in the team to play Barnsley.
Chelsea will be hoping to see Caballero on goal post after first-choice keeper Kepa Arizabalaga flops during Liverpool’s game.
The Brazilian International will be hoping to start his first game for Chelsea after completing a free transfer to the Blues.
The Nigerian Born English international was in action against Liverpool and will be hoping to start the game.
The former Leicester City defender just recovered from injury he sustained last season and will be playing his first match for Chelsea
The Spaniard will be in action for the blues after losing his place to James.
The Italian Midfielder will be starting the game following the injury of Gilmour and Lampard will surely want to rest Kante.
He was introduced in the Liverpool game and this will help to build his confidence.
It was a disappointing game for the England International and this game will help to revive his Confidence.
He scored 15 league goals for Chelsea last season but with the Arrival of Timo Werner, his chances been limited will be starting ahead of the German international.
Surely if fit he must play because is a definition of Lampard’s handwork.
Hoodson Odio will surely start the match after missing Liverpool’s game.
What do you think about this line up.