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Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest: League Cup prediction, team news, line-ups, start time, live, TV

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Chelsea will hope to go further in the League Cup this season and have Eden Hazard approaching full fitness to help.

A surprise early exit to West Ham in the fourth round ended the Blues' - five-time winners of the competition - run despite Antonio Conte willing to name a strong line-up.

The Italian has more commitments to manage this season with Champions League back on the agenda, but an expected front three of Hazard, Willian and Michy Batshuayi are fearsome.

Nottingham Forest are the opponents on Wednesday and will prove no pushovers despite Mark Warburton's side struggling for consistency in the Championship this season.

Start time

Chelsea host Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm on Wednesday, September 20.

TV and live online coverage

The match will be not be televised live on TV in the UK. Alternatively, you can follow all the build-up and action from 6.45pm with NEW GERSY blog.

Team news

Antonio Conte has already heavily hinted that Eden Hazard will be given his first start of the season in midweek.

The Belgian has been restricted to cameo appearances in the early games of the season as he continues to recover from ankle surgery.

Elsewhere, Pedro is out while Danny Drinkwater is not expected to make his debut for another month at the earliest.

Andreas Christensen is in line to start, while Conte could hand several youth players the opportunity to impress. Jake Clarke-Salter, Kyle Scott and Charly Musonda are all in contention, and Kenedy could even make a rare outing.  

David Luiz is suspended.

Predicted line-ups

Chelsea XI: Caballero; Clarke-Salter, Christensen, Cahill; Moses, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Kenedy; Musonda, Batshuayi, Hazard

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Match Details

Chelsea vs Nottm Forest
Football League Cup Third round
Today, 9:45 PM
Stamford Bridge, London

Chelsea 5-1 Nottm Forest
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