Carabao Cup: ‘Liverpool will face a different Chelsea’ - Gusto warn Klopp's men ahead of final

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Carabao Cup: ‘Liverpool will face a different Chelsea’ - Gusto warn Klopp's men ahead of final

Stephen Oladehinde 21:10 - 23.02.2024

As Chelsea gears up for a pivotal clash in the Carabao Cup final against Liverpool, Malo Gusto, the young Chelsea defender, is confident that the Blues are a transformed team, poised to use this match as a springboard for future triumphs.

Despite a rocky start under Mauricio Pochettino's tenure, Chelsea's Carabao Cup journey has sparked hope of clinching silverware, signalling a potential turnaround for the club.

A  New Chelsea Emerges

Gusto, at just 20 years old, has quickly become a beacon of promise for Chelsea. His outlook on the Carabao Cup final is not just about the immediate prospect of winning but about setting a tone for resilience and ambition for the rest of the season.

"I have a big chance, and the team as well [has a big chance], to win a trophy early in the season," Gusto shared with Standard Sport.

"I think it can be nice for our mentality to help us become better until the end of the season. It is very important for us to take this opportunity to keep pushing during the season."

Chelsea's recent performances, including notable victories and a commendable draw against Manchester City, indicate a resurgence.

This renewed spirit comes after a tough phase where a heavy defeat to Liverpool had many questioning the team's direction. Gusto believes the team has evolved since then, "Now we know how they play, move, and use their players. It was good to play against them five games ago, and we are ready."

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Youth and Ambition Driving Chelsea Forward

The young lineup fielded by Chelsea, with Gusto as one of its standout young talents, underscores a vibrant squad that's challenging the narrative around experience and age in football.

"We are young, but that is not an excuse. We have a lot of quality and we want to win everything — we are Chelsea," Gusto asserts, highlighting the blend of youthful exuberance and quality that defines this Chelsea side.

Gusto's journey to Chelsea, inspired by his admiration for club legend Didier Drogba and encouraged by his football-loving father, reflects his deep-rooted connection to the club.

Even with the challenge of competing for his position against team captain Reece James, Gusto's decision to join Chelsea was driven by a desire to seize his opportunity and contribute to the club's legacy.