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Here’s all the information you need to know as Southampton visit Chelsea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup

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SHOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHELSEA VS SOUTHAMPTON CARABAO CUP GAME:

Date/time: 26/10/2021, 19:45 (UK), 14:45 ET, 11:45PT (USA)

Venue: Samford Bridge, London UK

How to watch Chelsea vs Southampton EFL Cup fourth round on TV

UK: No broadcast

USA: ESPN+

Canada: Streaming only on DAZN. (Watch EVERY Saints match in Canada with a high-quality, legal stream with DAZN. Click here to start your free DAZN trial to watch Premier League soccer)

Check out LiveSoccerTV for alternatives.

How to legally stream Chelsea vs Southampton Carabao Cup online

UK: No broadcast

USA: ESPN+

Canada: DAZN (Watch EVERY Saints match in Canada with a high-quality, legal stream with DAZN. Click here to start your free DAZN trial to watch Premier League soccer)

Check out LiveSoccerTV for alternatives.

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Chelsea vs Southampton team news

Both Chelsea and Southampton have some selection issues ahead of their fourth-round Carabao Cup tie on Tuesday evening.

Key Chelsea men Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner remain unavailable due to injury, though N’Golo Kante, who missed the Blues’ win against Norwich City last weekend, is likely to feature.

“The [Norwich] game was too early. He did the full training on Friday and after training, he said he feels his muscles a bit tight,” Thomas Tuchel said of Kante.

“He went to the physios for massages and for some treatment and he actually wanted to wait until Saturday in the morning to take the decision.

“I said no, it is such an early [kick-off time] game tomorrow, the possibility that it will change is not so high.

“I said take your time and it was simply one day too early. If the match would have been on Sunday he would have played, so he is fully available for Tuesday and for Newcastle [on Saturday].”

Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse will serve the last of his three-game suspension today. He got that ban due to the red card he picked up against Chelsea earlier in October.

Mohamed Elyounoussi is unlikely to feature for Saints as he underwent a minor surgery on his hand on Monday.

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl expects the Norway international to be available for this weekend’s Premier League tie at Watford.

“He [Elyounoussi] will have his operation on Monday,” Hasenhuttl said a few days ago. “He needs to [recover from the injury].

“He will miss the Chelsea game, but this is normal. He needs to have two or three days’ rest before he can train again.”

The in-form Armando Broja is also unavailable for Southampton. As he is on loan from Chelsea, he is ineligible to play against his parent club.


Chelsea vs Southampton pre-match stats

  • Chelsea have progressed from both of their League Cup ties against Southampton, with the most recent such meeting coming at this stage in 1997-98 - the Blues winning 2-1 at Stamford Bridge en route to lifting the trophy.
  • Chelsea won 3-1 against Southampton at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League earlier this month - only once have they won two home games against the same team in a single calendar month in their history, doing so against Liverpool in January 1997.
  • Chelsea have fallen at this stage of the League Cup in four of the last six seasons, including each of the last two (vs Man Utd in 2019-20 and Tottenham last season).
  • Southampton have scored 10 goals in their two League Cup games this season, as many as they’d scored in their previous nine matches in the competition. Only Preston (11) have netted more so far this term.
  • Timo Werner has scored in both of his League Cup appearances for Chelsea, with both ending 1-1 and being settled on penalties.
  • No side has had more different goalscorers in the League Cup than Southampton this season (excl. own goals), with their 10 goals being scored by seven different players.

Stats via Opta.