Chelsea face Nottingham Forest in the EFL/Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening with a kick-off time of 19:45. It will be Chelsea`s third home game in just over a week, and one that ought to see them progress to fourth round of the competition.
With a busy month of games on-going for Antonio Conte`s squad, rotation is likely to be the name of the game. Following hot on the heels of Sunday`s 0-0 draw with Arsenal, there are likely to be a couple of debuts in the starting XI at least.
Listening to the popular sports radio station Talksport this morning, I have to admit to being somewhat taken aback by an interview that took place with ex-Chelsea captain Ray ‘Butch’ Wilkins.
Talking to Breakfast Show stalwart Alan Brazil, Wilkins was asked his opinion on the tackle that saw David Luiz dismissed following his rash tackle on Saed Kolasinac. The opinion of the former Blues coach, in my opinion, beggars belief. I’m not sure what his agenda is, but he certainly seems to have turned away from being Mr. Chelsea in recent months.
Alvaro Morata has had a whirlwind start to his career at Chelsea. Since joining the club during the summer`s transfer window, the Spaniard has slotted into his striking role better than some of his predecessors, that have worn the fated number nine shirt.
In four Premier League games Morata has scored three goals and contributed two assists. Strangely enough they have all come courtesy of his head. Once he finds his feet, the world will be his and Chelsea`s oyster.
The transfer window has just over 9 days left to run. The season is in full flow and here, at Vital Chelsea, we are fully aware the first team squad is somewhat understaffed. You may not have noticed (only joking).
Chelsea`s official website has the current first team squad listed here, it gives an indication of who and where Chelsea should be looking to strengthen.