Antonio Conte To Make Wholesale Changes For Chelsea’s FA Cup Clash At Hull City

Antonio Conte will make sweeping changes to his Chelsea squad to face Hull City in the FA Cup tomorrow.

The Blues boss is mindful that his side take on Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday before then facing Manchester United and the Manchester City.

He said: “Yes, for sure, we have in front of us two weeks that are very tough.

“For this reason, I think it’s right to have a programme, to have a plan, to face these two tough weeks in the right way.

“But, at the same time, we want to try to go through to the next round in the FA Cup.

“When you start a season, every competition is a priority. We tried to do the same in the Carabao Cup and reached the semi-final.

“We want to fight for every competition. There is not one priority. There are three priorities for the rest of this season.”

However, Alvaro Morata will feature against the Championship side as he needs match fitness following his back injury.

Conte added: “Alvaro now has been training with us regularly, every day. His physical condition is improving.

“Tomorrow’s game he will play a part of the game. He will be ready for the game against Barcelona in the Champions League.

“At this moment, in every moment, it’s very important to have your players, all your players available.

“In this case, to have two No9s in Morata and Olivier Giroud… to have two options is very important for us.

“For a lot of time, we tried to play with Eden Hazard as a No9.”


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