FA Cup: Victor Moses set for Newcastle United test - FCNaija

FA Cup By: Ayodeji Tunde | 28/01/2018

Nigeria international, Victor Moses is set for action against Newcastle United as he and his Chelsea teammates hope to go all the way to Wembley like they did last season when they reclaimed the Premier League title.

Chelsea will be without goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (ankle) and striker Alvaro Morata (back) for their FA Cup fourth-round meeting with Newcastle.

Midfielder Willian is out with a hamstring injury, but Cesc Fabregas may return from a similar problem but Moses the rest of the Blues squad will hope they can move straight into the Fifth round after 90 minutes of action on Sunday.

Chelsea have progressed past Newcastle in five of their last six FA Cup ties, with the Blues winning 1-0 in their most recent FA Cup encounter in 2006 thanks to a John Terry goal.

On their part, Newcastle are looking to reach the FA Cup fifth round for the first time since 2006, with the Magpies falling at this stage last season, losing 3-0 to Oxford United at the Kassam.

In fact, Newcastle have been eliminated in each of their last four FA Cup fourth round ties. 

Chelsea have reached the FA Cup fifth round in 17 of their last 19 seasons, only failing to do so in 2010/11 and 2014/15.

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