Chelsea fans here in the Tavern are hoping that their beloved Blues can carry cup momentum into the remainder of the Premier League season.
The Pensioners are looking to divert the attention away from the controversy surrounding the club at this moment in time, as the Blues now seem to have their eyes fixated on progression in the FA Cup. Indeed, with a Champions League spot being the main aim for the club in the remainder of the campaign, any momentum produced in the cup competitions will be crucial to their pledge for a top-four spot.
Of course, Chelsea welcome Championship side Hull City to Stamford Bridge in the fifth round of the FA Cup, as they look to avoid an upset that could cause for a pandemonium among Blues fans. Indeed, with their current batch of first-team players not cutting it for the Italian manager, perhaps a turn to some of the youth stars will do the trick at the Bridge.
For a Blues side that’s been short on gifting opportunities to products of the academy so far this season, the cup has become the only opportunity for aspiring youngsters to stake their claim on a possible place in the first-team.
Nevertheless, here’s a look at TWO youngster who really need to start if Conte wants to win…