Chelsea's second choice goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was the hero as Thomas Tuchel's men overcame Aston Villa on penalties at Stamford Bridge to move into the last-16 of the Carabao Cup.
Recce James struck the winning penalty to set up a date with Southampton in the next round. The Blues will now turn their attention to the Premier League, where they will face bitter rivals, Manchester City, on Saturday. We look at two tactical set-ups that Thomas Tuchel should repeat at the weekend.
Firstly, Thomas Tuchel should stick with Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal Ahead of Mendy, the Senegalese international has been nursing a minor injury but could be available for the game. Kepa has started Chelsea's last two games and has kept two clean sheets, and Tuchel should continue with him in goal.
Secondly, Tuchel should use Mason Mount in midfield as he did when he came on for N'Golo Kante at halftime last night. Mount has been out of form lately but was a different player yesterday. Perhaps a change of position was the reason he looked lively. Tuchel should deploy him there alongside N'Golo Kante in midfield on Saturday.