Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted in the past that he wants to always be competitive in every competition, but former Blues manager Frank Lampard admitted that the Carabao Cup was not a priority
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been told that potential Carabao Cup success should be low down on his priority list due to injury and fixture congestion worries.
The Blues go into the last 16 tie against Southampton off the back of three consecutive wins in all competitions but one of those wins came at a cost.
However, with Southampton, Newcastle and Burnley all coming up next in such a short time frame, squad depth will be tested to the max and
there could be a good chance that the Champions League winning manager may have to start
making some difficult decisions regarding prioritising certain games or competitions,
despite his admission at the start of the season that he wants to win everything.
Chelsea correspondent for The Athletic Simon Johnson explained: “In many ways, the situation hasn’t changed.
“Chelsea knew that the League Cup and the Club World Cup was going to be an issue –
it’s just a different time now where the fixture list is now going to be clashing with possibly the FA Cup as well and even AFCoN [African Cup of Nations] which is something that would be significant if they were to lose Mendy and Ziyech.