Chelsea v Nottingham Forest – 101 Great Goals prediction: Chelsea 4 – Nottingham Forest 0
Two former European Champions meet at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup.
The match looks like a formality for Chelsea, even if Antonio Conte shakes up his side significantly.
The Blues are third in the Premier League, while Nottingham Forest are 10th in the Championship.
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest betting tips
Chelsea are overwhelming favourites at 1/7.
Get 20/1 on a Nottingham Forest away win, while the draw is a tasty 9/1.
Michy Batshuayi to score anytime in a 4-0 win is 8/1.
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest: Carabao Cup preview
Of all the four competitions which Chelsea are in this season, it’s likely that the EFL Cup is Conte’s lowest concern.
That affords the Italian the opportunity to shuffle his squad considerably for the game against Nottingham Forest.
But that’s not to say Chelsea will be a soft touch in midweek.
Indeed, the Blues have shown their bouncebackability since losing their EPL opener at home to Burnley.
Since, the reigning Premier League champs have won four matches, although they drew 0-0 with Arsenal last time out.
Forest, meanwhile, have struggled to find any consistency at the start of the year.
Last weekend they lost 2-1 at home to Wolves having beaten Sunderland 1-0 at the Stadium of Light in the previous game.
Chelsea team news v Nottingham Forest: Hazard to start
While Conte is likely to blood some kids in the EFL Cup, he’ll also use the occasion to give Eden Hazard more minutes on the pitch following his comeback from injury.
Hazard is likely to start, as is summer signing Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Batshuayi should also get the nod from the get-go as Alvaro Morata receives a rest.
Elsewhere, Pedro is out while Danny Drinkwater is also missing with an injury.
David Luiz is suspended after his red card v Arsenal.
Nottingham Forest team news v Chelsea: Mustapha Carayol to start
Mark Warburton is unlikely to mess around too much with his Forest XI.
However, having scored after coming off the bench last weekend against Wolves, Mustapha Carayol is in line for a start at Stamford Bridge.