Chelsea v Barnsley – Carabao Cup Round 3
Chelsea’s season is only nine days old, but already our focus switches from the Premier League to the domestic cup competitions.
The Blues take on Championship club Barnsley at Stamford Bridge in the third round of the Carabao Cup. This tournament, unlike the FA Cup, is limited to the 92 professional English teams. In the current truncated coronavirus campaign, we are already down to 32 sides, and all ties are single elimination matches.
Barnsley lost their opening two games in the second tier. They did have one season in the Premier League in 1997/98, but we beat them home and away. So it is likely manager Frank Lampard will rotate players and give squad members a chance, but he will be wary of overconfidence. The last time we faced the Tykes they defeated us 1–0 in the 2008 FA Cup.
Tune in this Wednesday to cheer on the Blues!
When is the next Chelsea match?
The game will be played on Wednesday, September 23 at 2:45 PM ET (1:45 PM CT/11:45 AM PT)
Where will the game be played?
This home fixture will be held at Stamford Bridge in south-west London, England
How can U.S. fans watch the Chelsea match?
Watch the game in the U.S. on ESPN+
How can I listen to live commentary?
Download and listen to live commentary on the official The 5th Stand App
How do I watch it with other U.S. Chelsea fans?
Watch the match with fellow Chelsea FC fans. Find a supporters’ club near you.
When can I enter Play Predictor for this match?
Play Predictor is a new, free game found exclusively on the 5th Stand app. The game opens 48 hours before kick-off and closes one hour before kick-off for each fixture. It will close at 1:45 PM ET on Wednesday, September 23. To play, download The 5th Stand app. Then, put your football knowledge to the test, and make your predictions.
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Created with Stephen Rea, author of “Finn McCool's Football Club” and “World Cup Fever.”
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