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Chelsea news and transfers live: Rudiger to Bayern, £60m announcement, safe standing trial

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Hello and welcome to football.london’s live Chelsea blog for Wednesday.

It’s matchday in west London! Thomas Tuchel welcomes Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge in the third round of the Carabao Cup and he will be hoping for a repeat of the league match of two weekends ago.

Romelu Lukaku was at the double that night with Mateo Kovacic adding another in between. However, it remains to be seen whether or not either will play.

Tuchel has a large squad at his disposal and this clash may be seen as an opportunity to give fringe players such as Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek a chance to impress their boss.

With Manchester City waiting around the corner in the league too, everyone at the club will be eager to avoid any high profile injuries.

But just because events are unfolding on the pitch does not mean they stop away from it. We will have all the latest on contract negotiations and any transfer rumours happening around the Bridge.

With that being said, make sure you keep the blog locked throughout the day so that you don’t miss a single thing.

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