Chelsea will look to end a run of two straight defeats when they host Grimsby Town in the League Cup on Wednesday.
Frank Lampard’s men have made an inconsistent start to the new season, losing 1-0 to Valencia in their Champions League opener and taking eight points from their first six Premier League games following their spirited 2-1 defeat to Liverpool.
They face a Grimsby side who themselves have been unable to find consistency so far, sitting ninth in League Two after 10 games.
Read on for Chelsea v Grimsby Town predictions, preview, team news and TV coverage information.
When is Chelsea vs Grimsby Town and where can I watch live?
Competition: League Cup
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Kick-off: 7:45 PM BST
TV coverage (UK): N/A
Last five meetings: Chelsea vs Grimsby Town
28 Feb 1996: Chelsea 4-1 Grimsby Town (FA Cup)
21 Feb 1996: Grimsby Town 0-0 Chelsea (FA Cup)
12 May 1984: Grimsby Town 0-1 Chelsea (Division Two)
17 Dec 1983: Chelsea 2-3 Grimsby Town (Division Two)
12 Feb 1983: Grimsby Town 2-1 Chelsea (Division Two)
Aggregate Score: Chelsea (WDWLL) 8-6 Grimsby Town (LDLWW)
Thanks to their transfer ban, Chelsea’s use of youngsters so far this season has been a breath of fresh air, with the likes of Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount making a serious impression on the Premier League.
The League Cup campaign should give another host of academy stars the chance to step up, with Billy Gilmour expected to be among them.
The 18-year-old Scottish midfielder started his footballing career at Rangers but moved to Chelsea in 2017, finally making his debut as a late substitute against Sheffield United earlier this season.
Gilmour is one of Scottish football’s biggest prospects right now and is tipped for a “big future” by Lampard.
Key stat: Gilmour has 18 goals in 66 games at youth level for Chelsea.