Chelsea have a brief rest from the Premier League as attention switches to the League Cup match against Shrewsbury Town as the Blues aim for a place in the last eight of the first tournament Jose Mourinho won in England.
Mourinho is likely to make plenty of changes to his starting line-up for the game, which could see fresh faces coming in with a chance to impress the boss as they go searching for Premier League opportunities.
Regardless of the fact Chelsea are the clear favourites for a win and the chance of a very different team, Mourinho is likely to stress the need for a positive performance after the draw against Manchester United in the Premier League.
Mourinho will treat the game with respect and rely on Chelsea’s strong squad options as he rotates, retaining strength in the side in key positions across defence, midfield and attack.
The Blues are well placed to have a very special season on all fronts, with a quadruple still possible. Here’s the side Mourinho could go with for the game.
Chelsea: Cech, Cahill, Zouma, Luis, Ake, Schurrle, Mikel, Baker, Oscar, Salah, Solanke