FA Cup: Injury crisis rocks Chelsea ahead of Newcastle tie - FCNaija

FA Cup By: Ayodeji Tunde | 27/01/2018

The task of getting past Newcastle United in their Fourth Round FA Cup tie has been made more difficult for Chelsea coach Antonio as he is set to miss at least three key players in the tricky tie.

It is understood that Chelsea will be without key trio Thibaut Courtois, Willian and Alvaro Morata when they host Newcastle in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

The Blues haven't won the historic competition since 2012 and will need to be at their best to beat Rafa Benitez's side.

In his press conference on Friday, Antonio Conte confirmed: “Morata and Courtois are out.

“Morata has this problem in his back and Courtois took a kick in his ankle.

“Fabregas trained with us today and tomorrow I will check his physical condition and form. This is good news for us.”

Conte has been vocal about his displeasure with Chelsea's transfer policy and could do with a win on Sunday to boost the players.