Frank Lampard's Chelsea are seeking their first home win this season will be looking forward to their Carabao Cup clash against Grimsby Town on September 26, 2019. The visitors are currently fourth in League Two – the fourth division – in English football. Chelsea lost the Cup final last year against Manchester City in the penalties. The Blues have lost their previous two home games, 0-1 against Valencia in Champions League and 1-2 against Liverpool in Premier League.
Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, and Emerson Palmieri are out due to long-term injuries and Lampard can get Marc Guehl and Ian Maatsen in for their replacement. Chelsea have a positive sign as their boss has already confirmed that Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James will possibly be there in their starting XI. Players like Billy Gilmour, Mitchy Batshuayi, Christian Pulisic, Oliver Giroud and Ross Barkley can also feature in the clash
The Mighty Mariners are expected to bring over 5000 fans to the away game, which is more than their average attendance at Blundell Park. Lampard, in an interview, mentioned that this is a crucial game for them, with nothing to lose. Grimsby Town currently play in League Two, but they’ve featured in each of England’s top five divisions, including their long spell in the Premier League in the 1930s. They got relegated from the second division to the football league ten years ago but managed to get back in 2016.
Chelsea have beaten Grimsby 21 times in their last meeting and have lost 14 games with eight draws between them. Their previous meeting was in the 1995-96 season, with Chelsea winning an FA Cup replay 4-1 at their home after a goalless draw in Grimsby.
No TV channel in India broadcast the Carabao Cup. Their official website lists Viacom18 and JioTV as official streaming partners. If you want to live-stream the match, JioTV is a reasonably convenient option. In case you use other networks, Viacom18 is your other option. The game will go live at 12:15 am (IST).