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Chelsea 1 Aston Villa 1 LIVE recap and ratings Young and Nakamba miss in shoot-out defeat

Cameron Archer in action for Aston Villa against Chelsea

Stamford Bridge this evening as Aston Villa take on Chelsea in round three of the League Cup in a repeat of their Premier League fixture just 10 days ago.

As Villa take on Chelsea for a place in the last 16.

Head coach Dean Smith is expected to make a number of changes to the line-up that soundly beat Everton at the weekend, knowing the likes of Emiliano Buendia and Bertrand Traore desperately need some match minutes.

Fans could also see Morgan Sanson in action for the first time in almost six months with the Frenchman pushing for a start at Stamford Bridge.

Elsewhere, Leon Bailey is out injured having ruptured his thigh at the weekend while John McGinn isn't expected to be risked after suffering concussion.

Carney Chukwuemeka (groin) and Jaden Philogene-Bidace (ankle) are back in contention now having returned to training this week.