Picking the Best Potential Bournemouth Lineup to Face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup

​Bournemouth travel to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night to face Chelsea in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup.


The Cherries will be looking for revenge over the Blues, after they lost to Chelsea 1-0 earlier on this season.


Here is the best potential lineup for the match...

Goalkeeper

  • Begovic
    Begovic27

Bosnian Asmir Begovic returns to his old club on Wednesday night, and is set to continue in goal for his side.


Begovic has been an ever present for the Cherries this season, and has played the most minutes of any player in the ​Premier League, alongside Petr Cech. 

Defence

  • Smith
    Smith15
  • Francis
    Francis2
  • Aké
    Aké5
  • Daniels
    Daniels11

​The back four is set to remain the same, despite being on the end of a 4-0 thrashing to Liverpool at the weekend.


Like Begovic, Nathan Ake returns to his old club, after he made his move to ​Bournemouth from Chelsea permanent in the summer. He will be hoping to prove his former employers wrong come Wednesday night by keeping a well needed clean sheet.

Midfield

  • Ibe
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  • Arter
    Arter8
  • Surman
    Surman6
  • Fraser
    Fraser24

​The performance of England youngster Lewis Cook was somewhat forgettable against ​Liverpool at the weekend, and the ex-​Leeds man is set to be replaced by Irish international Harry Arter in the middle of the pitch.


On the left, Scotland international Ryan Fraser is set to come in for Mark Pugh. Fraser offers more of a direct threat for Bournemouth and will be hoping to expose any weaknesses that ​Chelsea may have on Wednesday night.

Forwards

  • Wilson
    Wilson13
  • Stanislas
    Stanislas19

​Injury to forward Joshua King means that ex-​West Ham man Junior Stanislas is set to begin just behind striker Callum Wilson. 


Wilson made his return back in round of 16 win against Middlesborough, a game in which the striker scored. Game time has been somewhat sparse since his return, with Jermain Defoe being favored in attack, however Wilson is set to be given his chance against Chelsea on Wednesday night.

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