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How Chelsea could lineup to face Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final at the end of February

Liverpool and Chelsea will be facing off each other in the Carabao Cup final at the end of this month. The Blues are preparing for a final after a couple of years later to be held at Wembley Stadium. However, Mauricio Pochettino is certainly having a void of some key members of the team.

A win in the final will guarantee a chance in the European championship for one side. The winner of the trophy directly qualifies for the playoffs of Conference League next season. With Liverpool soaring high for Champions League, this win can be a lifeline for the fans at Stamford Bridge. Owing to the current situation, it is looking tough for Chelsea to claim a European qualification at the end of the campaign.

Chelsea predicted XI to face-off Liverpool in Carabao final

With injuries looming in the camp of West Londoners, they have a very limited availability of options. Reece James, Marc Cucurella and Wesley Fofana are already out on a long-term injury. Now, the Argentine manager has a huge blow in his defensive ranks again. He lost Badiashile against Aston Villa and Malo Gusto and Thiago Silva were looking in pain against Crystal Palace this week as well. Though, for Gusto, Pochettino claimed that it was just tiredness.

Here is how Chelsea can deploy their team in the epic face-off.

With Gusto to be fine soon, Levi Colwill, Axel Disasi and Ben Chilwell will be the obvious choices alongside Djordje Petrovic in goal.

Chelsea’s midfield trio is really starting to take shape with Moises Caicedo, Enzo Fernandez and Conor Gallagher finding form. This will be a huge key factor against the Reds.

For tje frontline, Cole Palmer is the most important figure. Moreover, Nikolas Jackson is also back from AFCON and will be keen to showcase his style at Wembley. For another forward, Christopher Nkunku can be the choice for Pochettino. The Frenchman has scored twice in eight games as he looks to build up his fitness following a serious knee injury.

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