Chelsea set to miss three players against Newcastle - FCNaija

FA Cup By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 26/01/2018

The Premier League Champions Chelsea might miss four players against Newcastle in the FA Cup at the Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Chelsea was knocked out in the Carabao Cup by Arsenal on Wednesday evening at the Emirate Stadium and Willian was also forced off the pitch before the end of the first half and was replaced by Ross Barkley.

The likes of Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata missed the game against the Emirate outfit due to injury and going into the FA Cup with Newcastle the matter seems to be worse as Willian join the injury list.

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has publicly criticised the board and recently claimed he has no say in the recruitment process.

Speaking to the press today, Conte said, "I don’t know, it is very difficult to say today how many days they [Morata and Courtois] need.

"Morata has this problem in his back.

"Courtois took a kick in his ankle.

"Fabregas trained with us today and tomorrow I will check his condition. This is good news for us.

"But Willian is out.

"Today with the doctor he would be having a scan to evaluate the injury.

"Hopefully it is not serious."

Conte has never won a domestic cup competition since becoming a manager.

But Conte has highlighted the importance of the FA Cup.

"Every competition is important, we lost against Arsenal and now there is another competition," he added.

"As you know this competition is very difficult.

"There is also an opponent and the opponent has the same ambition."

Chelsea will be set to redeem their image after the Carabao Cup exit when the host Rafael Benitez's men on Sunday.