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How Chelsea could line up against Bournemouth

Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up for their EFL Cup quarter-final tie against Bournemouth.

Chelsea switch focus to the EFL Cup in midweek as they welcome Bournemouth to Stamford Bridge with a place in the semi-finals up for grabs.

The Blues have overcome Liverpool and Derby County to make it to the last eight and now face a repeat of last year's quarter-final tie, which they won 2-1.

Amid a run of 10 games in the space of a month, Maurizio Sarri is expected to continue his rotation policy for the visit of fellow Premier League side Bournemouth.

Ahead of Wednesday night's match in West London, Sports Mole looks at how the five-time winners could line up.

Possible CHE XI vs. BOU

Doubtful: Eden Hazard (knock), Alvaro Morata (knee), Victor Moses (back), Marco van Ginkel (knee), Gary Cahill (knock)

Sarri revealed after the 2-1 win against Brighton & Hove Albion that the knock sustained by star man Hazard is only expected to keep him out for "two days at the most".

Hazard was never likely to start this cup tie, however, with Olivier Giroud the favourite to return to the side through the middle.

Options are limited in the wide areas, but Sarri has a decision to make with regards to Callum Hudson-Odoi's involvement. The youngster has impressed whenever he has been called upon under the Italian, but Willian and Pedro may get the nod here.

Elsewhere, Cesc Fabregas was used against Derby in the last round and will likely be used again on Wednesday, giving Jorginho a welcome breather, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley are two more fringe players desperate for minutes.

Cahill is carrying a minor injury, but should the Englishman shake that off it may well be the same back four that started last time out in the competition.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek celebrates his third goal of the night in Chelsea's 3-1 win over BATE Borisov on October 25, 2018
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1Liverpool35277179205988
2Manchester CityMan City34282487226586
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs352311165353070
4Chelsea35207859382167
5Arsenal34206868432566
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd34197863481564
7Watford35148135050050
8Everton35147145044649
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13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35118163544-941
14Bournemouth35125184962-1341
15Burnley35117174462-1840
16Southampton35910164158-1737
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3597193254-2234
18Cardiff CityCardiff3594223065-3531
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914

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