Our Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping boss Antonio Conte will invest in youth in the FA Cup third round tie against Norwich City.
A longtime argument of Chelsea since Roman Abramovic took over is that they don’t give their youth players enough chances in the first team, often opting for them to go out on loan to gain first-team experience.
Chelsea’s loan list is as long as the tab, the locals have clocked up over the festive period. However, against Championship opposition, Conte may be inclined to test out a sprinkle of youth in the team to bleed some new life into the squad.
The FA Cup can be a good distraction and may offer an easier target to bring in some silverware than trying to catch Man City and retain their Premier League title, alongside giving youth a chance, surely the Italian might want to showcase his talent for further loans down the line.
Our landlord takes a look at two players that could put themselves in the Stamford Bridge limelight…
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