England EFL Cup | Middlesbrough VS Chelsea; Wednesday, 10 January at 04:00 GMT +8

Middlesbrough, led by Michael Carrick, are aiming to regain their winning streak after a 0-1 FA Cup loss against Aston Villa. They have scored seven goals in their last six games, with five conceded.

Chelsea, a team that has scored an average of 1.5 goals per game, are aiming for a 4-0 FA Cup win against Preston North End, following a 4-0 win in their previous game.

Middlesbrough manager Michael Carrick is grateful for a fully injury-free group to choose from for this game.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino faces several availability issues, including hamstring injury, thigh problems, cruciate ligament tear, and ankle surgery. Other players like Lesley Ugochukwu, Roméo Lavia, Trevoh Chalobah, Wesley Fofana, and Carney Chukwuemeka are also absent.

Predicted lineups:


Goalkeeper: Tom Glover
Defenders: Alex Bangura, Dael Fry, Matt Clarke, Rav van den Berg
Midfielders: Dan Barlaser, Jonathan Howson, Emmanuel Latte Lath, Matt Crooks, Isaiah Jones
Forwards: Josh Coburn


Goalkeeper: Djordje Petrovic
Defenders: Levi Colwill, Thiago Silva, Axel Disasi, Malo Gusto
Midfielders: Enzo Fernandez, Conor Gallagher, Raheem Sterling, Cole Palmer, Noni Madueke
Forwards: Armando Broja

Middlesbrough VS Chelsea (Last 6 matches)

  • Middlesbrough – 0 win
  • Chelsea – 6 wins

Over all competition record

Middlesbrough is expected to score against Chelsea, but a single goal may not be enough for a 1-2 victory.

Winning probability: Middlesbrough – 18% , Draw – 22% , Chelsea – 60%

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