Five-time EFL Cup winners Chelsea will lock horns with second-tier outfit Middlesbrough in the first leg of the Carabao Cup 2023-24 semi-finals to be played at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, England.
The Middlesbrough vs Chelsea EFL Cup 2023-24 match will start at 1:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST) on Wednesday, January 10. Live streaming will be available in India.
Under manager Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea booked their place in the last four after beating last season’s finalists Newcastle United in a nail-biting penalty shootout in December.
Earlier, the Blues pipped Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the Round of 16.
Chelsea will head into the Carabao Cup game after thrashing Preston North End FC 4-0 in the third round of the FA Cup 2023-24.
On the other hand, Middlesbrough secured a comprehensive 3-0 win over Port Vale in the ongoing EFL Cup quarter-finals.
However, the EFL Championship side will aim to bounce back after suffering a 0-1 defeat against Aston Villa in the FA Cup third round.
Ahead of the clash, Chelsea will miss the services of several of their stars including Nicolas Jackson, Christopher Nkunku, Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella, Robert Sanchez, Lesley Ugochukwu, Trevoh Chalobah, Romeo Lavia, Benoit Badiashile and Carney Chukwuemeka.
For Middlesbrough, the likes of Samuel Silvera, Riley McGree, Seny Dieng, Finn Azaz, Sam Greenwood, Tom Smith, Marcus Forss, Patrick McNair, Lewis O'Brien and Darragh Lenihan will be unavailable for selection.
Middlesbrough vs Chelsea head-to-head
Chelsea have a superior head-to-head record against Middlesbrough across competitions, winning 57 of the 117 matches that they have played so far. Middlesbrough have secured 31 victories, while 29 matches have ended in draws.
The last time these two sides met, Chelsea beat Middlesbrough 2-0 in a FA Cup quarter-final clash at the Riverside Stadium in March 2022.
Where to watch Middlesbrough vs Chelsea Carabao Cup 2023-24 semi-final live in India?
Live streaming of the Middlesbrough vs Chelsea Carabao Cup 2023-24 semi-final will be available on the FanCode app and website in India.
There will be no live telecast of the Middlesbrough vs Chelsea EFL Cup 2023-24 semi-final on any TV channel in India.
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