Sep 20, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at ‚ÄčStamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,621
Chelsea
5-1
Nott'm ForestNottingham Forest
Kenedy (13'), Batshuayi (18', 53', 84'), Musonda (40')
FT(HT: 3-0)
Darikwa (90')
Hobbs (21')

Antonio Conte: 'We will try our best in EFL Cup'

Conte: 'We will try our best in EFL Cup'
© SilverHub
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists that his side will give the EFL Cup their "best" effort this season.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has insisted that his side will give their all in the EFL Cup when they welcome Nottingham Forest tomorrow evening.

The Blues are competing on four fronts this season following their return to the Champions League and, having played out a goalless draw against Arsenal on Sunday, face Stoke City this Saturday ahead of tough games with Atletico Madrid in Europe and Manchester City in the league.

While the Italian has indicated that he will give youth players a run-out tomorrow night, he has also confirmed that Eden Hazard will start against Championship Forest at Stamford Bridge.

"It is one of the four competitions and for this reason we have to try our best," he told reporters. "We are going to play. We know very well in England it is not very easy to face four competitions but we are going to try our best.

"Tomorrow is a good opportunity to give a chance to some players who maybe did not play a lot. For sure, we want to try to win. We want to go to the next round. But it is the same for Nottingham Forest.

"We are talking about a great club [with Forest] and a great history in England. I remember that in the past Nottingham Forest played also in the Champions League and was once the most important club in England.

"We have a great respect for this club. I watched a lot of games and they play good football. We must pay great attention tomorrow."

Chelsea have won the EFL Cup - formerly the League Cup - five times, most recently lifting the trophy in the 2014-15 season.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard in action during the Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Read Next:
Hazard confirmed to start in EFL Cup
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City98103242825
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd96212241820
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs96211961320
4Chelsea95131710716
5Arsenal95131712516
6Watford94321517-215
7Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9423108214
8Burnley934289-113
9Liverpool93421416-213
10Southampton933389-112
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9333710-312
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9324910-111
13West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom9243710-310
14Leicester CityLeicester92341214-29
15Swansea CitySwansea9225610-48
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham9225817-98
17Stoke CityStoke92251020-108
18Everton9225718-118
19Bournemouth9216613-77
20Crystal Palace9108219-173