The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are eager for the return of the FA Cup this weekend. Chelsea’s last round was very eventful, having been taken to penalties by Norwich last week, with the Championship side impressing against the Blues.
They’ll be expected to do far better in the next round this weekend, though they’ll have to do it against a better opponent. Newcastle are the opposition this time around, and nothing but a win will do for the Blues.
Much of the talk in the Transfer Tavern has already turned to who Antonio Conte will pick against the Magpies.
Chelsea are given a lot of criticism for their lack of youth development, but there is certainly scope for Antonio Conte to feature a few young starlets in this team. Be it through the loan system or the Chelsea developmental system, the Blues have produced a number of fantastic players in recent years – and they deserve to feature.
He’ll need to mix that with experience, of course, but a bit of youth could give his side the energy that it needs to get a win.
With that said, Conte should pick this 3-4-3 Chelsea XI to beat Newcastle on Sunday – agreed?