Maurizio Sarri, like many other Premier League managers, has acknowledged there is an opportunity to rotate in the EFL Cup.

With Chelsea competing on four fronts this season, the Italian has prioritised certain competitions.

And Sarri’s priorities were on show last night for Chelsea’s game against Liverpool at Anfield.

He made eight changes to the side that played against West Ham on Sunday, with Cesar Azpilicueta, Mateo Kovacic and Willian the only remaining starters.

Liverpool v Chelsea - Carabao Cup Third Round

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But instead of handing opportunities to young, academy players, Sarri favoured veterans such as Victor Moses and Gary Cahill.

Although Chelsea won the game 2-1 – helped by a fantastic goal from Eden Hazard – fans were hoping to see their youngsters get a chance.

After impressing during the preseason, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu have been training with the first team all season.

Although Hudson-Odoi was named on the bench, Ampadu failed to make the squad.

There are high hopes for the 18 year-old after fans witnessed his abilities at international level.

Ampadu has made two competitive starts for Wales already and already looks vital for Ryan Giggs.

Wales v Republic of Republic of Ireland - UEFA Nations League B

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And following his dominant performance against Ireland in the last international break, Chelsea fans were hopeful to catch a glimpse of the Welshman.

But he had to settle for a spot in the stands for Chelsea’s smash-and-grab win at Anfield.

So, here’s how Chelsea took the news that Ampadu hadn’t made the squad to face Liverpool:

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