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17-year old in, France international out: The Chelsea XI that Norwich should be wary of on Wednesday

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Norwich City will have to overcome Chelsea at Stamford Bridge if they are to book a tie at home to Newcastle United in the FA Cup fourth round.

The Canaries held the champions to a goalless draw at Carrow Road ten days ago and were very good value for the replay.

Whilst Antonio Conte is sure to make significant changes for tomorrow night’s clash, Norwich will start as big outsiders and are sure to come up against a quality side.

The Londoners have drawn three successive games 0-0 and Conte will know anything but a win against Daniel Farke’s men will further increase the pressure on him.

Given their position in the league, he may also see this as a chance to secure silverware.

Willy Caballero is sure to start in goal having played in Norfolk and should have an experienced defence in front of him.

David Luiz is out of favour in the league and will play, with Andreas Christensen to his left and Antonio Rudiger to the right.

Davide Zappacosta will replace Victor Moses as the right wing-back and Conte could make a bold, attacking move by playing Pedro as the left wing-back.

The Spanish international usually plays further forward but occupied that role towards the end of the game at Carrow Road and has played in that position in previous cup games against lower league sides, such as Wolves last season.

In midfield, the Italian has confirmed 17-year old Ethan Ampadu will feature and he could start alongside Danny Drinkwater in place of N’Golo Kante who played against Leicester City on Saturday.

Even though the likes of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata will likely be on the bench at best, Chelsea will still have quality in the final third.

Brazilian international Willian is a certainty to play and he could be joined by talented Belgian youngster Charly Musonda in playing behind Michy Batshuayi.

It’s by no means a full strength Blues side, although the bench could be full of first-team regulars, and the Canaries will have confidence after the game ten days ago.

Thoughts, Norwich fans? Can you pull off a shock at Stamford Bridge? Let us know in the comments below.


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