John Terry looks to have dropped a major hint that Charly Musonda will be involved against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday.
Musonda was twice introduced as a substitute early on in the campaign, but has since been shunned by Antonio Conte and has not even been so much as named on the bench in the Blues’ past two games.
However, Musonda’s fortunes could be set to change. Chelsea face Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night and you can use our partner SportNation Sportsbook to bet on the game.
On paper the game provides an excellent opportunity for Conte to rotate his side and give players like Musonda invaluable minutes.
Former club captain John Terry has given us a major indication that the Belgian will be involved in the EFL Cup third-round clash. The ex-England international, now at Aston Villa, commented on Musonda’s Instagram post wishing him luck on Wednesday.
John Terry telling Musonda 'Good Luck on Wednesday' Musonda debut imminent ahhhh pic.twitter.com/KVJShp8JN4
— ✨ (@MajesticMusonda) September 17, 2017
Unless Musonda has a trip to the dentist or anything else we don’t know about scheduled in for Wednesday, he could be set to make his first ever start for Chelsea. Fingers crossed!
Musonda joined Chelsea, along with his two older brothers, after the club previously agreed to pay a “compensation fee” to Anderlecht. In October 2013, he signed a professional contract with the club, after already being a regular with the under-18s.
In March 2015, after already being a regular with the club’s under-21 team, Charley signed a four year contract extension.
After impressing in both UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup winning campaigns he attracted the interest from French clubs Monaco and Olympique de Marseille, in the end nothing came of it.
After not making any Chelsea first team appearance during the first half of the 2015-16 season, Musonda asked to leave due to lack of opportunities. He rejected a loan move from Standard Liège and ended up joining La Liga side Real Betis without the option of making the move permanent.
He made his professional debut on in February 2016, starting in a 1-0 home win against Valencia, where he also was awarded Man of the Match. Six days later, Musonda scored his first professional goal in a 2-2 draw at Deportivo de La Coruña.
At the end of 2015-16 season Real Betis chose to extend the Belgium’s loan deal in Spain and it was extended for the 2016/17 campaign.
Things didn’t go so well and at the start of 2017 after only making one start in the eight appearances under manager former blues midfielder Gus Poyet, Musonda returned to Chelsea.