Chelsea hosts the Wolverhamton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge Tuesday night as the third round of the Capital One League Cup gets underway.
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has stated that the lineup for tonight's fixture will be completely different than teams fielded in the Premiership and Champions League. It will give the Blues an opportunity to not only rest players who have played four games in the last nine days, but will allow some newly acquired players to make their first start.
"Some of my players will not be involved. It would be stupid to play them for four games in nine days … But the team I am putting out will be hungry. Nine or 10 players who started Saturday will not begin this match … If they made it four games in nine days that would be stupid, so it will be a completely new team at Chelsea," Di Matteo said during a press conference.
Cesar Azpilicueta, Victor Moses, Marko Marin and Lucas Piazon are all figured to make their first starts for Chelsea. Azpilicueta could take over the right back position to give Branislav Ivanovic the night off and Moses could make his full debut with the club after making two substitute appearances so far in the Premiership.
John Terry came on the pitch as a late substitution against Stoke City and is unlikely to play tonight as he prepares for his Football Association's racism hearing stemming from an incident involving Anton Ferdinand.
That will mean Gary Cahill and David Luiz should assume their spots at center-back. Ryan Bertrand may start in place of Ashley Cole and Ross Turnbull might be given a change between the posts.
Wolves' manager, Stale Solbakken, looks to have his side in top form after his team has won four of seven Championship matches after being relegated from the Premier league last year, but it will not be easy given that Chelsea has dominated recent meetings.
Kickoff for the match is 2:45 EDT and can be watched online here.