Antonio Conte has handed Michy Batshuayi a start upfront as Chelsea look to advance in the FA Cup with a victory over Newcastle United.
After the loss to Arsenal in the League Cup, the FA Cup is arguably, their best shot at trophy this season. And Antonio Conte has chosen to hand Michy Batshuayi a start upfront. Ross Barkley is on the bench again, with Kante and Drinkwater the pairing in central midfield.
Our team today: Caballero; Rudiger, Christensen, Cahill (c); Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Kante, Alonso; Pedro, Batshuayi, Hazard.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 28, 2018
There are several youngsters on the bench, with Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ethan Ampadu and Charly Musonda all hoping to get some first-team minutes under their belt.