Our Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their team can reach the semi-final of the Carabao Cup this term with a win against Bournemouth, with fans desperate for some silverware.
Chelsea currently sit third in the Premier League, four points ahead of Liverpool and boss Antonio Conte will be hoping to use the momentum of his side’s league form to win his first domestic cup competition by progressing through this round of fixtures.
A lot of the Stamford Bridge squad are in desperate need of a rest due to a lot of injuries and Conte is dealing with a threadbare squad after a disappointing summer transfer window failed to bring very much reinforcement. Conte would surely be hoping to give rest to key players ahead of what is always a busy festive period, and as the competition for the top four heats up – with the usual top six teams and surprise package Burnley – any advantage in terms of a fresh squad will want to be taken.
Our landlord has taken a look at two players that Conte desperately needs to drop for this quarter-final…