Predicting Antonio Conte's starting XI for FA Cup clash

  • Predicting Antonio Conte's starting XI for FA Cup clash

Predicting Antonio Conte's starting XI for FA Cup clash

That impressive run over the festive period has left Chelsea sitting third in the Premier League table - just one point behind Man Utd - but Antonio Conte is focussed on FA Cup matters this weekend.

The likes of Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Kenedy, Davide Zappacosta, Danny Drinkwater, Willian, Pedro and Michy Batshuayi are all pushing for recalls.

"I think until now the stats are good for this player and don't forget he is a young player, only 25 years old".

"In the two last games Morata was unlucky but I was very happy for his work for the team, for his commitment".

Championship side Norwich rarely threatened themselves but will be more content with the result than Chelsea, who also face Arsenal in the two-legged semi-finals of the Carabao Cup over the next few weeks, live on Sky Sports.

Alex Pritchard was unable to react quick enough to convert that half chance, while Josh Murphy failed to add to his eight goals in all competitions with a wild effort before the half hour.

Chelsea did improve after half-time, with Willian injecting some much-needed pace and drive around the box.

Norwich showed promising signs in the early exchanges without every worrying Caballero, only a misunderstanding between the goalkeeper and Luiz threatening to break the deadlock.

However Brazilian defender David Luiz made a return to the Chelsea line-up after being sidelined with injury.

Daniel Farke: "Perhaps they had some advantages but we still had our chances". When you play in this trophy you know it is very hard, but today the commitment of my players was very good.

"It was a pity because if he scores we win the game against Arsenal", Conte added.

On Thursday, we covered a story from UOL which revealed the reasons David Luiz isn't leaving Chelsea in the January transfer window. We found a bit of difficulty we tried to win the game.