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Chelsea vs Aston Villa live commentary and team news: Top-flight Villa, host of Tuchel Blues, Carabao Cup third round


Chelsea are kicking off their Carabao Cup campaign by hosting Aston Villa in west London on Wednesday evening.

The Blues had an excellent start to the season, which saw them win five of their first six matches in all competitions.

Tuchel hopes to mount a race in the Carabao Cup
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Sunday’s 3-0 win over Tottenham was a real highlight and now their attention will turn to Villa in the cup.

Dean Smith’s side also had a great weekend after beating Everton 3-0 at home.

Villa will be desperate to mount a real cup race this season, but if they are to do so they will have to defeat Thomas Tuchel and co first.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Wednesday night’s contest.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa live commentary and team news: Top-flight Villa, host of Tuchel Blues, Carabao Cup third round
Dean Smith will look to earn silverware for Aston Villa this quarter
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Chelsea v Aston Villa: talkSPORT commentary

This third round match will take place on Wednesday September 22 with a kick-off at 7.45 p.m.

The contest will be broadcast live on talkSPORT 2 with commentary provided by Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland.

To connect, click on the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 22

  • Manchester United v West Ham – 7:45 p.m. Carabao Cup Third Round – talkSPORT
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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24

  • West Brom v QPR 8:00 p.m., Championship – talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE

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  • Manchester United Women v Chelsea Women – 12:30 p.m., WSL – talkSPORT 2
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Chelsea v Aston Villa: team news

Tuchel seems ready to reshuffle the peloton for the visit of Aston Villa.

Edouard Mendy is expected to be missed for Chelsea while several other first-team players could rest as the German boss looks to turn his squad around.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ben Chilwell and Timo Werner are among the players who could start at Stamford Bridge.

On Dean Smith’s side, there could also be some changes.

Smith could turn his team around and give an opportunity to Emi Buendia who hopes to make a strong impression from the start.

Meanwhile, Trezeguet and Keinan Davis will be absent as long-term absentees.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa live commentary and team news: Top-flight Villa, host of Tuchel Blues, Carabao Cup third round
Edouard Mendy set to miss against Villa
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