Cherries pair miss Blues date

19 December 2017 06:44:48 EST

Bournemouth are set to be without both Joshua King and Charlie Daniels for the League Cup quarter-final at Chelsea on Wednesday evening.

Defender Daniels (groin) and striker King (hamstring) both had to be replaced during the 4-0 home Premier League defeat to Liverpool on Sunday and Cherries head coach Eddie Howe is unlikely to risk either of them at Stamford Bridge.

He told reporters: "We don't think they are serious injuries, but they are enough to keep them out of tomorrow and we will wait and see for Manchester City."

However, Howe is hopeful that striker Callum Wilson will be able to feature against the Blues, having sat out the weekend action due to a slight knee problem.

He added: "Callum should be okay. He had an injection in his knee as he was feeling a bit of discomfort on one movement.

"He hasn't trained yet, but we hope he will be fine."

Wilson has been restricted to just nine appearances so far this season, but has scored four goals, one of them in a 3-1 League Cup win over Middlesbrough.

The men from the south coast have lost their last four meetings with Chelsea, including a 1-0 Premier League defeat at the Vitality Stadium in late October, when Eden Hazard netted the only goal of the game.

Howe's side are available at 6/1 to reach the League Cup semi-finals and are 28/1 to claim a 1-0 victory in 90 minutes at Stamford Bridge, with Bournemouth 22/1 to progress following a penalty shootout.

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