- With several injuries, Blues youngsters should be given opportunity in FA Cup clash
- Callum Hudson-Odoi may be handed his first-team debut on Sunday
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Newcastle visit Stamford Bridge in this fourth-round FA Cup tie as Chelsea have a chance to get back on the right track with a win on Sunday.
The Blues’ chances of winning silverware this season took a major blow on Wednesday when Arsenal knocked the champions out of the Carabao Cup.
Antonio Conte’s squad is looking very thin, with several injuries including Willian suffered from a pulled hamstring in the 2-1 defeat to the Gunners. Alvaro Morata and Thibaut Courtois are also out, Conte reported.
However, these fatalities will give youngsters an opportunity against Newcastle. Charly Musonda is among one of the names to be given a chance even with the Daily Mail reporting he will be loaned to Celtic.
When speaking in his press conference on Friday, Conte revealed that the Belgian would be available for selection.
“To sell, to buy, to go on loan there is the club who will inform me about these situations. He is available.”
Callum Hudson-Odoi who is yet to feature for the first team has been in immense form at youth level. The 17-year-old forward has scored 15 goals in 18 games for our academy sides this season. Hudson-Odoi has also enjoyed success at international level, winning the U17 World Cup with England in October.
But will the talented striker start against Newcastle? This is how we think Chelsea’s line-up will look like: