Team news from Chelsea | Two changes as Barkley starts

Ross Barkley makes his Town debut at his former club as manager Rob Edwards makes two changes to the side that took on Brighton two weeks ago.


Barkley replaces Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu in midfield, while Reece Burke comes into central defence for Mads Andersen at Stamford Bridge.

The Hatters keep the same shape with Carlton Morris – who scored at the Amex Stadium – partnering Elijah Adebayo in attack.

Tim Krul takes his place on the bench following his arrival at Kenilworth Road from Norwich, and also among the substitutes is 17-year-old academy graduate Joe Johnson.

Hosts Chelsea meanwhile give a debut to new £115m signing Moises Caicedo in midfield.

Town: Kaminski; Kaboré, Giles, Burke, Lockyer, Bell; Nakamba, Chong, Barkley; Morris, Adebayo.

Subs: Krul, Andersen, Obgene, Berry, Woodrow, Mpanzu, Brown, Doughty, Johnson.

Chelsea: Sanchez, Disasi, Silva, Sterling, Fernández, Jackson, Chilwell, Gallagher, Caicedo, Colwill, Gusto.

Subs: Bergström, Beach, Cucurella, Madueke, Ugochukwu, Maatsen, Burstow, Moreira, Humphreys.

Referee: Robert Jones.

VAR: Paul Tierney.

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