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Mellon looking to learn

Shrewsbury boss Micky Mellon admits he might be "Special Brew" to Jose Mourinho's "Special One" but believes Town can give Chelsea a cup hangover.

The Shrews host the Barclays Premier League leaders in the Capital One Cup fourth round on Tuesday aiming for one of the competition's biggest shocks.

If he's the Special One, I'm more Special Brew. It'll be terrific to have Jose here.

I'm determined to get everything we can as a football club.

I want to learn everything about how the best in the business operates.

If we can take anything from that and make this wonderful football club better.

Then I'm determined to that, I want to take any opportunity to move us forwards.

Jose deserves and probably loves his nickname.

– Micky Mellon

Mourinho set to make Chelsea changes

Manager Jose Mourinho looks set to ring the changes for Chelsea's visit to Sky Bet League Two side Shrewsbury in the Capital One Cup.

The likes of Petr Cech, Nathan Ake and Mohamed Salah could feature in the fourth-round tie, but striker Diego Costa, who missed Sunday's game at Manchester United as a result of illness and a hamstring injury, is unlikely to be risked.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Cech, Luis, Fabregas, Zouma, Ake, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba, Mikel, Salah, Matic, Willian, Cahill, Terry, Christensen, Boga, Baker, Schwarzer, Solanke, Ramires.

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Andros Townsend available for League Cup clash against Nottingham Forest

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Andros Townsend has recovered from a leg injury. Credit: PA

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is expected to ring the changes for Wednesday's League Cup third-round tie at home to Nottingham Forest.

Michel Vorm could make his Spurs debut in goal while Ben Davies, Fazio, Kyle Naughton, Benjamin Stambouli, Aaron Lennon and Roberto Soldado may all come in.

Andros Townsend has recovered from a leg injury and is available but Kyle Walker is still sidelined after undergoing abdominal surgery earlier this month.

Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Naughton, Rose, Davies, Vertonghen, Chiriches, Dier, Kaboul, Fazio, Capoue, Stambouli, Paulinho, Dembele, Bentaleb, Eriksen, Lennon, Townsend, Chadli, Lamela, Soldado, Adebayor, Kane.

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