As a result of Chelsea’s excellent start the season, Maurizio Sarri has been reluctant to change his team.

Five wins from five games in the Premier League suggests the Italian has hit on a winning formula.

But competing on four fronts means Sarri will have to change it up to keep everyone fresh and happy.

And although sometimes looked down upon, the EFL Cup offers the opportunity for Sarri to win his first piece of silverware.

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Chelsea have been handed a tough 3rd round draw away at in-form Liverpool next Tuesday.

So could we see some of Chelsea’s young players get an opportunity against Liverpool in the EFL Cup?

The two main candidates to start are Ethan Ampadu and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Ampadu has had a excellent start to the season and as a result, has signed a new five year contract at Chelsea.

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The 18 year-old has started well for the youth side and has become a vital cog for Ryan Giggs and the Welsh national team.

Hudson-Odoi, on the other hand, is yet to make an impact.

Sarri used him heavily in the preseason and insisted he has a place with the first-team.

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But the 17 year-old hasn’t featured yet, but could see action on Tuesday.

It might also be an opportunity for players such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Danny Drinkwater to play valuable minutes.

Although players may see it as an opportunity to play first-team football, Sarri will be hoping to advance in an attempt to win that coveted first trophy.

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