On Wednesday, Chelsea hosts Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup at Stamford Bridge. The Blues will play Dean Smith’s side for the second time in ten days. Thomas Tuchel, the team’s head coach, has conceded that some rotation would occur in order to give some of the team’s fringe players important minutes while also resting those who have played the majority of the season. Ben Chilwell is expected to make his season debut in midweek. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is expected to make his first competitive start, while Timo Werner is expected to make his first start since the opening day victory over Crystal Palace. Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho, as well as N’Golo Kante, should have the night off.