Chelsea players lay down law to their manager: Can anyone stop them winning this trophy?

The Blues have featured in three of the last four Carling Cup finals, winning on two occasions. It appears as though they are keen to add another trophy to their silverware cabinet if this source is correct.

The Independent reports that, while Luiz Felipe Scolari was happy to give youth its fling in the League Cup, members of the Chelsea squad have instead told him that they want to go one better than last season’s defeat to Tottenham in the final. It looks like there could be a full-strength team lining up against Burnley!

Luiz Felipe Scolari will not pick an experimental team of Chelsea academy players to face Burnley in the Carling Cup tomorrow because he has been told by his senior players that they want to play in and win the competition.

Chelsea’s senior players feel that their three recent appearances in Carling Cup finals (2005, 2007 and 2008) have been among the most memorable games since Roman Abramovich’s arrival. As a result they are unwilling to stand aside.

Scolari picked a pretty strong team that won 4-0 at Portsmouth in the previous round, and Chelsea could well be the team to beat in this competition if they are going to field an XI full of first-teamers all the way through. Are supporters encouraged to see them going after every piece of silverware available, or should they cool their jets and concentrate on regaining the title?

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