Academy boss Tony Carr concedes that Manchester City are amongst the favourites for the competition and are a strong, physical side.
Team: George Sealey, Tommy Laws, Anton Ferdinand, Elliott Ward, Brent Tattam, Marce Collington, Graeme Carrick, Phil Lumsden, Mitchell Cole, Danny Morris, Greg Pearson, Sam Wright. Subs: Matthew Reed (GK), Trent McLenehan, Mark Noble, Darren Blewitt.
As far as the reserves are concerned, eight players with first team experience are involved against a very young Chelsea side.
Team: Bywater, Schemmel, Byrne, Delaney, Breen, Dailly, Cisse, D Noble, Garcia, Hutchison, McMahon. Subs: Fletcher, Forde, Lee, Cohen.