Ethan Ampadu

Chelsea host AFC Bournemouth on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge under the lights. On offer for the two Premier League sides is a place in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

Many will tell you that this competition counts for very little nowadays, and they may well have a point. It’s certainly not a priority. The Premier League and Champions League is what the players and fans alike want to be winning season after season. That is not, however, always possible.

This is a realistic opportunity for the Chelsea squad to add to their trophy cabinet in a season where doing so is beginning to look more and more difficult. We certainly cannot take this for granted, even if Antonio Conte will likely have one eye on the games ahead and rotate accordingly.

Ethan Ampadu is one player who may benefit from Conte shuffling the pack. Michy Batshuayi could also lead the line while Alvaro Morata gets back up to full fitness. Here’s how we predict Conte will lineup his side against Bournemouth.

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