Chelsea open their Capital One Cup campaign with a home fixture against Bolton Wanderers in the third round of the competition.
Where to Watch Live
The game is set for a 7.45 pm BST (12.15 am IST, 2.45 pm ET) start with worldwide live coverage on Chelsea TV. International viewers can also catch the Capital One Cup match can also be watched via live streaming online HERE.
The biggest news in the Premier League this weekend was not Manchester United and Liverpool suffering unexpected defeats against Leicester City and West Ham United but Manchester City's Frank Lampard scoring against former club Chelsea in the 1-1 draw at Etihad.
However, now after the matter has properly been analysed and dissected, the Blues will focus on getting back to winning ways when they play against Bolton in the third round of the Capital One Cup.
Chelsea, who were very defensive against the Citizens, were accused of employing negative tactics and playing like a "small team" by City boss Manuel Pellegrini.
However, Blues assistant manager Steve Holland, who was speaking in place of boss Jose Mourinho ahead of the Capital One clash, insisted that Chelsea do not need to defend their tactics, and winning matches is all that matters to them.
"Chelsea have scored 16 goals in five matches this season, which, without being petty, Manchester City have scored eight in five. Twice as many goals in five matches," Holland told ESPN.
"Jose has always been very clever tactically against the bigger clubs. Last year proved that. I'm sure he'll continue down that line.I don't think there's any need to respond beyond that. We'll just continue with our work and try to win as many football matches as possible."
Last season, the Blues struggled to break down smaller sides and this eventually cost them as they were knocked out of the League Cup in the fifth round, after losing to a struggling Sunderland side.
However, this time around, Chelsea seem to be have no shortage of firepower up front, especially with Diego Costa in the squad. The Spain international has already made his mark in the Premier League, by netting seven goals in five appearances.
Considering all this, the Blues are expected to register an easy win over Bolton but the West London club will be wary of the Trotters, after seeing Liverpool struggle against Middlesbrough and Arsenal lose to Southampton on Tuesday.
Bolton, on the other hand, are currently struggling in the Championship, where they are 21st, with one win, two draws and five defeats.
Ever since they got relegated from the Premier League in the 2011/12 season, Bolton have unable to win back promotion, finishing seventh and 14th in the last two campaigns.
Their League Cup form has also not been great as they have not been able to progress beyond the second round in the last two seasons.
However, this season, Bolton have managed to get through to the third round after beating Bury (3-2 aet) and Crewe Alexandra (3-2 aet) in the first and second rounds respectively.
Although Bolton will be the underdogs in this game against Chelsea, manager Dougie Freedman says they are not afraid of the Blues.
"The key is to respect Chelsea, but not be in awe of them," Freedman told Daily Star. "It's a bigger stage. I won't be losing any sleep about who Jose Mourinho will be picking - whatever team he picks it will be a strong side."
"We want to leave Stamford Bridge knowing that we gave everything. Not wishing we gave more. Chelsea are a club that has all the riches in the world, the best players in the world and from professional point of view it's a great opportunity."