League Cup preview: Chelsea v. Wycombe Wanderers

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

League Two’s Wycombe Wanderers stand in the way of Jose Mourinho reaching his second League Cup final in three years.

Wycombe punched above their weight in the first leg at Adams Park and took advantage of a makeshift Chelsea side and a poor performance to seal a 1-1 draw.

Mourinho’s injury problems haven’t eased in the subsequent 13 days – if anything they have worsened.

Arjen Robben’s ankle injury sustained during the defeat to Liverpool rules him out while Wayne Bridge, who scored the away goal, is also missing with a knee injury. It’s unclear whether Ricardo Carvalho has recovered from a fever.

Didier Drogba and Andriy Shevchenko missed the first leg because of suspension and injury respectively, but both are expected to start this game.

Claude Makelele returns from suspension while Carlo Cudicini could be given a rare start in goal in place of the fit again Petr Cech.

Wycombe manager Paul Lambert welcomes back Will Antwi and Matt Bloomfield from injury and Tommy Mooney from suspension. He may field the same line-up that drew at Adams Park.

On-loan Anthony Grant is unavailable to play under the terms of his contract.

The winner of this game will play either Tottenham or Arsenal, who meet at White Hart Lane tomorrow, at the Millennium Stadium.

Related links