Frank Lampard has handed experienced summer signing Thiago Silva a debut in Chelsea’s EFL Cup clash tonight.
The Blues face Barnsley in the third round at Stamford Bridge.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is also given a rare start to show what he can do as rumours around his future swirl, while Kepa is out in favour of Willy Caballero.
While he hasn’t hit the ground running yet, Kai Havertz is given another opportunity to impress his new fanbase.
Chelsea reached the fourth round of this competition last season.