Chelsea showed their different approaches at the weekend

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea team has been going like the clappers so far this season. Even with a likely rotated squad against this evening’s Carabao Cup opponents, Aston Villa, they’re still hot favourites for both the next round and the EFL Cup itself. Make sure you know how to watch a Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream wherever you are in the world. Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream and how to watch the Carabao Cup matches

Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream: watch the Carabao Cup wherever you are

Whatever the choice of defensive line and midfield options, the Chelsea boss has hinted that he’s ready to start both Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner up front in order to get the game closed out as quickly as possible tonight. The team is riding high after the weekend’s comprehensive victory of London rivals Spurs.

Villa have had a mixed start this season but their home win over Everton will have brought a much-needed confidence to the dressing room. Ashley Young, Marvelous Nakamba and Kortney Hause are all in contention to start and manager Dean Smith will need as many options as he can get.

Chelsea showed their different approaches at the weekend when a key change in the midfield turned the Blues into a side that Tottenham simply couldn’t deal for the second 45.

Out-competed in the first half, the addition of N’Golo Kante made their XI are far tougher opponent. That’s a card that Tuchel could play against Villa should a change of tactic be required – quite the advantage to have over his opposite number. After all, bringing on arguably the world’s best defensive midfield is not something that most teams can do.

It’s a 7.45pm BST kick-off (2.45pm ET) today. Sadly, the match is not on UK TV but read on to find out how to watch a Chelsea vs Aston Villa live stream wherever you are in the world.

When is Chelsea vs Aston Villa?

The match kicks off at 7.45pm on Wednesday 22 September at Stamford Bridge.

Is Chelsea vs Aston Villa on TV and is there a live stream?

Sky Sports are showing Manchester United vs West Ham United live on Wednesday night so unfortunately the Chelsea vs Aston Villa game in not live on TV.

The Carabao Cup had been streaming non-televised games involving Premier League teams during last season’s competition, but that is no longer the case.

Chelsea host Aston Villa in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night with both clubs coming off impressive victories in the Premier League at the weekend.

The Blues beat Tottenham 3-0 in north London while the Villains cruised past Everton by the same scoreline at Villa Park.

However, these two sides have already met in the Premier League this season and Thomas Tuchel’s team saw off Dean Smith’s outfit again with a 3-0 scoreline.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa team news

The Blues are still missing Edouard Mendy and Christian Pulisic through injury and Thomas Tuchel has said he will look to hand playing time to those who have been out of the starting XI of late.

The likes of Saul Niguez, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell are all likely to start on Wednesday night.

Aston Villa will be without a few players through injury, including Matty Cash, Matt Targett, John McGinn, Leon Bailey and Keinan Davis.

Thomas Tuchel will begin his pursuit for another trophy when Chelsea host Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup third round on Wednesday.

The Blues have looked outstanding thus far and come into this one in red-hot form, having thumped Tottenham 3-0 last time out.

They’re up against a Villa side who they put three past just a few weeks ago, but Dean Smith’s men have since found their footing, stomping Everton with their own three-goal haul at the weekend to help restore some confidence.

Tuchel doesn’t have too many fitness concerns to deal with here. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is battling a hip issue but was always unlikely to start here anyway, leaving Christian Pulisic (ankle) as the only real issue for Chelsea.

Expect to see the Blues rotate heavily for this one, with plenty of fringe players looking to pick up minutes.

Villa may have no choice but to get creative with their lineup. Full-backs Matty Cash and Matt Targett both pulled up against Everton and are unlikely to be risked here, and the same goes for goal-scoring winger Leon Bailey.

Midfielder John McGinn will also likely sit this one out because of the head injury he suffered on Saturday, so he’ll join Trezeguet, Keinan Davis and Carney Chukwuemeka on the sidelines.