Chelsea to host Southampton in Carabao Cup to enter fourth round. And Chelsea could be boosted by the return of N'Golo Kante from his brief illness as they face to book their place in the draw for the final eight in Carabao cup. When Thomas Tuchel was asked after Chelsea win against Norwich city at the weekend about kante's fitness, he said: "It was simply one day too early". "If the match would have been on Sunday, Kante would have played. So he is fully present for Tuesday and for Newcastle premier league clash." Team news today? A number of other players could be given an opportunity to prove themselves to Thomas Tuchel as he looks to navigate his squad through the various competitions. Marcos Alonso will be hoping to prove himself after being out shined from the first team by the free-scoring England player, Ben Chilwell. Trevoh Chalobah is likely to keep his place but Antonio Rudiger and Thiago Silva will likely be rested to give Malang Sarr an opportunity.