Chelsea vs Wimbledon live stream: Predictions, tips, odds & team news
Chelsea will be looking to reach the third round of the EFL Cup when they host Wimbledon on Wednesday at 7:45pm (UK time).
How to live stream Chelsea vs Wimbledon online
There is currently nowhere to watch Chelsea vs Wimbledon online, but fans in UK and Ireland can listen live on Talksport 2.
Chelsea vs Wimbledon odds
*Odds correct as of 18:00 on August 29
Chelsea fans will be used to gaining an automatic bye to the third round of the EFL Cup, having played European football in 19 of the past 20 seasons. However, just like in 2016/17, they will have to fight for their place amongst the Premier League big boys, starting out in the second round. The Blues had a difficAult start to life under Mauricio Pochettino, drawing their opening match against Liverpool and losing to West Ham United, but they will be hoping they have finally found their feet. Last week, Chelsea got their first win of the Pochettino era with a 3-0 victory over Luton and will be looking to build on that now.
Wimbledon, meanwhile, will be hoping to reach the third round of the EFL Cup for just the second time since their reform in 2002. That run came just two years ago as they beat Charlton and Northampton before succumbing to Premier League side Arsenal. It’s been a good start to the League Two season for Wimbledon too, unbeaten in five games (two wins and three draws) alongside their EFL Cup first round win over Coventry City.
Chelsea vs Wimbledon predictions
Chelsea vs Wimbledon: Predictions
|BTTS?||No||8/13 with Betfair|
|Correct Score||Chelsea 3-0 Wimbledon||11/2 with Paddy Power|
|First Goalscorer||Nicolas Jackson||19/5 with BetUK|
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The stats behind our Chelsea vs Wimbledon predictions:
- Chelsea are unbeaten in their past 25 cup games against lower-league opposition.
- Chelsea kept their first clean sheet of the season last time out against Luton.
- Wimbledon have lost their last two cup games against Premier League opposition.
- Nicolas Jackson has had five shots on target in three games this season.
- Chelsea haven’t failed to reach the third round of the EFL Cup since 1995/96.
Chelsea vs Wimbledon match tip
Nicolas Jackson opened his Chelsea account in the 3-0 win over Luton on Friday, reward for the effort he has been putting in. Being Chelsea’s leading man has proven to be a hard task of late, but the Senegalese striker has hit the target five times so far this season, with only two players having more shots on target in the Premier League.
Chelsea vs Wimbledon Bet-Builder tip
Chelsea are unbeaten in their past 25 cup games against lower-league opposition, since losing 4-2 to Bradford City in the fourth round of the FA Cup in 2014/15, so will have confidence of reaching the third round. They will also be boosted by their first clean sheet of the season last time out, while averaging just over six corners per game in the Premier League so far.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their past 25 cup games against lower-league opposition.
Chelsea kept their first clean sheet of the season last time out against Luton.
Chelsea have averaged 6.3 corners per game in the Premier League this season.
Chelsea vs Wimbledon team news
Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that he will be using “four or five young guys from the academy, 16- or 17-year-olds” as he looks to manage minutes of the senior players while also giving the youngsters a chance to impress. However, he has confirmed that Robert Sanchez will play in goal with Djordje Petrovic still awaiting a permit. Deivid Washington will also have to wait for his debut, while Benoit Badiashile, Armando Broja and Mykhailo Mudryk are also unavailable despite looking close to returning.
Chelsea team news
|–||Benoit Badiashile, Marcus Bettinelli, Armando Broja, Trevoh Chalobah, Carney Chukwuemeka, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Mykhailo Mudryk, Christopher Nkunku||–|
Jake Reeves and Armani Little both had to come off injured in Wimbledon’s draw with Forest Green Rovers, and the midfield pairing aren’t expected to be available for the trip to Stamford Bridge.
Wimbledon team news
|–||Jake Reeves, Paul Kalambayi, Huseyin Biler||Armani Little|
Chelsea vs Wimbledon head-to-head record
- 12 February 2000 – Chelsea 3-1 Wimbledon – Premier League
- 28 August 1999 – Wimbledon 0-1 Chelsea – Premier League
- 11 April 1999 – Wimbledon 1-2 Chelsea – Premier League
- 1 December 1998 – Wimbledon 2-1 Chelsea – EFL Cup
- 14 November 1998 – Chelsea 3-0 Wimbledon – Premier League
These sides haven’t met in over 23 years, when Wimbledon were in the Premier League under their former guise before starting afresh — though they have retained the history. Wimbledon may take some hope from the fact that their last victory over Chelsea came in the EFL Cup in 1998.
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