After getting the better of Tottenham in their premier league clash, where his blue army won 3-0 with goals coming from defensive players, Tuchel would want to use the opportunity of facing Aston Villa to correct the wrongs in his team attacking game.
One shouldn’t expect Thomas Tuchel to play most of his star players in a carabao cup fixture as the players themselves need to rest and with the rotation players not being played for some time now, a start against Aston Villa in the Carabao cup would boast the adrenaline in their confidence (lol).
Mendy for instance has personally been ruled out as Tuchel in his Pre match press conference said directly that he wouldn’t play, as the Senegalese was still suffering the effect of a Collision during the game against Zenit Saints Petersburg in the champions League it has been decided that he would be replaced by Kepa and Bertinelli in the Squad list against Aston Villa.
In the Flanks Recce James, Marcos Alonso, and Ben Chilwell have been drafted in the squad list and Ben Chilwell looks likely to get his first start of the season for Chelsea after Marcos Alonso displaced him from the starting XI due to the Spaniard being on untouchable form.
Chalobah would seem to get a Start in defense alongside Malang sarr who is yet to feature for Chelsea ever since his move to the London club last two Summers from Bayer leverkusen.
Anthony Rudiger, Thiago Silva who undeniably won the man of the match award in Chelsea 3-0 win over Tottenham is also in the squad list as available defenders.
Other names listed are Andreas Christensen, Ceser Azipiculeta and Hudson Odoi (he isn’t a defender on paper but has played most of his Chelsea minutes for Thomas tuchel as a backup to recce James in the Right Wingback flank).
Saul seem very likely to start alongside Loftus cheek in a two-man midfield with others in the midfield list being Kante, Jorginho, and Kovacic.
Timo Werner is Guaranteed to start in the Carabao cup given that he hasn’t started any game for Chelsea this season and Lukaku seems likely to get a rest but Tuchel doesn’t Rule out the possibility of both players playing alongside each other in the match as he claims they both complement each other and might form a deadly bond later on.
Hakim Ziyech, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz are other attacking names listed to feature in the squad list against Aston Villa.