Chelsea find themselves in a very different position to the last time they hosted Manchester United in a cup match.

Eight months on from a 2-0 win for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at Stamford Bridge, the Blues are rejuvenated under Frank Lampard, while United are scrapping for an idea and some optimism after a dismal start to the season.

Expect Lampard to sprinkle even more youth on to the Stamford Bridge pitch tonight as they bid to maintain the feel good factor surrounding the club right now – follow the live updates below.



Team news

 

Both sides have shown faith in youth this season in the Premier League, and this tie should offer excellent opportunity to get another look at those below the players starting to make mark on the first team.

 

Chelsea could give another chance to youngsters Marc Guehi at the back and Billy Gilmour in midfield, while the elevation of midfield James Garner and left-back Brandon Williams (man of the match in the Europa League last week) to the Manchester United first team suggests they may be in line for a start.

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Team News

Both sides have shown faith in youth this season in the Premier League, and this tie should offer excellent opportunity to get another look at those below the players starting to make mark on the first team.

Chelsea could give another chance to youngsters Marc Guehi at the back and Billy Gilmour in midfield, while the elevation of midfield James Garner and left-back Brandon Williams (man of the match in the Europa League last week) to the Manchester United first team suggests they may be in line for a start.

Predicted line-ups

Chelsea XI: Willy Caballero; Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Marc Guehi, Emerson; Billy Gilmour, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic; Callum Hudson-Odoi, Olivier Giroud, Pedro.

Manchester United XI: Sergio Romero; Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Marcos Rojo; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, James Garner, Scott McTominay, Brandon Williams; Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford.

When is it?

Kick-off at Stamford Bridge is 8.05pm GMT on October 30.

How can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage beginning at 7.30pm.

Sky customers can watch the match via the Sky Sports Go app or via the online player.

Odds

Chelsea 10/11

Draw 27/10

Manchester United 16/5

Prediction

This could be a tight game, with both sides set to rotate. The Carabao Cup goes directly to penalties should the game end up drawn after 90 minutes, and our prediction is Chelsea to progress on penalties.



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