Five-time EFL Cup winners Chelsea will host last season’s finalists Newcastle United in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup 2023-24 at Stamford Bridge in London, England. The Chelsea vs Newcastle United EFL Cup 2023-24 match will start at 1:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST) on Wednesday, December 20.

Under manager Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea secured their place in the last eight after defeating Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in November.

Defender Benoît Badiashile opened the scoring in the 30th minute before star winger Raheem Sterling doubled the lead in the 59th minute to power Chelsea to a convincing victory.

Meanwhile, Chelsea will head into the game after beating Sheffield United 2-0 in the Premier League. 

With 22 points from 17 games, Mauricio Pochettino’s men are currently placed 10th in the Premier League 2023-24 standings.

On the other hand, Newcastle United registered an impressive 3-0 win over defending champions Manchester United at Old Trafford to book their place in the EFL 2023-24 quarter-finals.

Miguel Almirón, Lewis Hall and Joe Willock netted a goal each to help Newcastle register a sensational victory over United away from home.

With the win, Newcastle avenged their 0-2 loss to the Red Devils in the last season’s final. 

Led by manager Eddie Howe, Newcastle head into the crucial encounter after securing a 3-0 victory over Fulham in the Premier League.

The Magpies have jumped to sixth in the Premier League 2023-24 standings with 29 points from 17 matches.

Ahead of the EFL Cup quarter-final, both Chelsea and Newcastle have several injury concerns. The likes of Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Marc Cucurella, Trevoh Chalobah, Lesley Ugochukwu, Wesley Fofana, Carney Chukwuemeka, Noni Madueke, Romeo Lavia and Robert Sanchez will be unavailable for the Blues.

For Newcastle, Nick Pope, Lewis Hall, Joe Willock, Sandro Tonali (suspended), Elliot Anderson, Jacob Murphy, Matt Targett, Harvey Barnes and Javi Manquillo are ruled out of the Chelsea clash.

Furthermore, Alexander Isak, Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar and Joelinton are also doubtful for the quarter-final encounter.

Chelsea vs Newcastle United head-to-head

Chelsea have a superior head-to-head record against Newcastle United across competitions, winning 78 of the 174 matches that they have played so far. Newcastle have secured 56 victories, while 40 matches have ended in draws.

The last time these two sides met, Newcastle beat Chelsea 4-1 in a Premier League 2023-24 clash at the St James' Park in November.

Where to watch Chelsea vs Newcastle United Carabao Cup 2023-24 match live in India? 

Live streaming of the Chelsea vs Newcastle United Carabao Cup 2023-24 quarter-final will be available on the FanCode app and website in India.

There will be no live telecast of the Chelsea vs Newcastle United EFL Cup 2023-24 quarter-finals on any TV channel in India.

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