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Swindon Town vs. Chelsea, League Cup: Lineups & Game Thread

Lintao Zhang



Swindon Town starting eleven (4-4-2):
Wes Foderingham | Jay McEveley, Darren Ward, Grant Hall, Nathan Thompson | Alex Pritchard, Yaser Kasim, Massimo Luongo, Nicky Ajose| Nile Ranger, Dany N’Guessan

Substitutes from: Tyrell Belford, Louis Thompson, Miles Storey, Jack Barthram, Raphael Rossi Blanco, Ryan Wood

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Mark Schwarzer | Ryan Bertrand, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta | Marco van Ginkel, Michael Essien | Willian, Juan Mata, Kevin De Bruyne | Fernando Torres

Substitutes from: Jamal Blackman, John Terry, Ramires, Lewis Baker, Andre Schurrle, Demba Ba, Samuel Eto'o


With Jose basically picking the lineup immediately after the Fulham match on Saturday, most of the starting eleven should not be a surprise at all.

One very nice surprise development is what we guessed yesterday:  Lewis Baker, 18, makes his first senior bench!  Richly deserved.  Joining him from the youth team is backup goalkeeper Jamal Blackman.

Michael Essien is your captain.  It's his first time.

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