Chilwell starts as Chelsea seeks to mount a comeback against Middlesbrough in Carabao Cup semi-final – Live updates

Introduction to Chelsea vs Middlesbrough

Chelsea’s Injury Woes

Chelsea is facing a number of injuries as they prepare to host Middlesbrough for the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final. With key players such as Reece James and Nicolas Jackson sidelined, Mauricio Pochettino will need to carefully manage his lineup ahead of this crucial match.

Potential Lineup Changes for Chelsea

Pochettino is expected to make one change from the last game, bringing in Noni Madueke to replace Armando Broja. Additionally, the return of Ben Chilwell may provide a boost to the team, but caution will be key in his reintegration into first-team duties.

Injury Updates for Middlesbrough

On the other side, Middlesbrough is also facing some injury concerns, with players like Tom Smith and Darragh Lenihan ruled out. However, the potential return of Jonny Howson could provide a much-needed boost to the squad.

Tactical Adjustments for Middlesbrough

With key players like Seny Dieng and Marcus Foss unavailable, Middlesbrough will need to make some tactical adjustments to their lineup. The team will also have to adapt to the absence of Sam Greenwood, who is cup-tied for this match.

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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