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Chelsea vs Barnsley Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Blues backed to beat Barnsley in the League Cup

  • Chelsea host Barnsley in the English League Cup third round
  • Match kicks off at 7:45pm on Wednesday
  • The Blues have won 8 of their last 11 home matches in the League Cup
  • Barnsley are missing 2 suspended centre-backs for the trip to Stamford Bridge
  • The Tykes have lost 3 of their last 5 League Cup away matches
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Chelsea welcome Barnsley to Stamford Bridge in the English League Cup (Getty Images)

Barnsley take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the English League Cup third round on Wednesday. The Blues can bounce back with an easy win expected against Barnsley in London.

Chelsea Form

Chelsea finished fourth in the Premier League last season. They lost 2-1 against Arsenal in the FA Cup final despite Christian Pulisic’s early opener.

Frank Lampard’s side were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League following a 4-1 defeat at Bayern Munich. 

The Blues started the new Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win at Brighton. It was a close match with goals to Jorginho, Reece James and Kurt Zouma securing victory.

Chelsea’s last match was a 2-0 home defeat to Liverpool. Andreas Christensen was sent off in the 46th minute, the Reds scoring two quick goals before Jorginho saw his penalty saved.

Chelsea Team News

New left-back Ben Chilwell is injured, centre-back Andreas Christensen is suspended. New signing Thiago Silva is getting closer to his Chelsea debut. 

Midfielders Billy Gilmour is injured alongside wingers Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech.

Frank Lampard has confirmed goalkeeper Willy Caballero will start against Barnsley.

Antonio Rudiger, Fikayo Tomori, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud are all pushing for starts.

Barnsley Form

Barnsley finished 21st in the Championship last season, one point clear of the relegation zone. The Tykes beat Nottingham Forest and Brentford in their final two matches to stay up.

Gerhard Struber’s side started the new season with a 1-0 win against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup. They followed up with a 1-0 home defeat to Luton in the Championship.

Barnsley bounced back with a 2-0 win at Middlesbrough in the League Cup before a 2-0 defeat at Reading. Centre-backs Michal Helik was sent off in the first half and Mads Andersen followed suit in the 68th minute.

Barnsley Team News

Centre-backs Michal Helik and Mads Andersen are suspended after their red cards in Reading. 

Manager Gerhard Struber is likely to call on Aapo Halm to fill the gap with a formation switch possible.

Chelsea vs Barnsley Head to Head

Chelsea have a 2-1 advantage against Barnsley in three matches. Chelsea won 6-0 and 2-0 in the 1997/98 Premier League, Burnley winning 1-0 in the 2007/08 FA Cup sixth round.

Chelsea vs Barnsley Odds

Chelsea are 1.17 favourites at Unibet with Barnsley available at 19.00 at William Hill. A draw can be backed at 8.50 at betfair.

Chelsea vs Barnsley Stats

  • Chelsea have won 8 of their last 11 home matches (English League Cup).
  • Chelsea’s squad is valued at approximately €918m.
  • Barnsley have lost 3 of their last 5 away matches (English League Cup).
  • Barnsley’s squad is valued at approximately €918m.

Chelsea vs Barnsley FAQ

Where can I watch the Chelsea vs Barnsley live stream online?

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Where is Chelsea vs Barnsley being played?

Chelsea vs Barnsley is being played at Stamford Bridge in London, England.

When is Chelsea vs Barnsley being played?

Chelsea vs Barnsley is being played at 19:45 BST on Wednesday 23 September 2020.

What competition are Chelsea vs Barnsley playing in?

Chelsea vs Barnsley are playing in the English League Cup.



Barnsley’s suspensions weaken their central defence which is bad news. Chelsea are expected to be far too strong in London.

Keep an eye out for Chelsea’s starting side to find value in the goalscoring markets.

Best Bet: Chelsea -1 Handicap @-175.44 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Chelsea Win 3-0 Correct Score @+550 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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