(Sporting Alert) — As expected, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho made a wholesale of changes for today’s Capital One League Cup clash with Sunderland at Stadium of Light.
Mourinho made eight changes to his side with the likes of Samuel Eto’o, Kevin De Bruyne and Frank Lampard all starting.
Ashley Cole also starts, as well as Gary Cahill, John Obi Mikel and Andre Schurrle. Mark Schwarzer also gets the nod to start in goal.
Sunderland, meanwhile, make three adjustments from the side that played to a 0-0 draw with West Ham over the weekend.
Fabio Borini, Ki Sung-Yeung and Phil Bardsley are now on the bench and they make way for Adam Johnson, Craig Gardner and Andrea Dossena.
Sunderland v Chelsea
Sunderland: Mannone, Celustka, Dossena, O’Shea, Brown, Cattermole, Larsson, Gardner, Johnson, Giaccherini, Altidore.
Subs: Bardsley, Ki, Cabral, Roberge, Borini, Mavrias, Dixon.
Chelsea: Schwarzer; Azpilicueta, Cahill, D Luiz, Cole; Mikel, Lampard; De Bruyne, Willian, Schurrle; Eto’o
Subs: Blackman, Terry, Essien, Oscar, Hazard, Ba, Torres.