Antonio Conte prepared to give youngsters a chance in FA Cup clash

Antonio Conte issues instructions as he put his team through their paces on Wednesday

Antonio Conte issues instructions as he put his team through their paces on Wednesday

Speculation has surrounded Conte's future, but although he is not in immediate danger of being sacked despite recent defeats to Bournemouth and Watford he seems set to leave in the summer.

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.

"These Chelsea lads are so unprofessional", Keane told ITV Sport. We are talking about two of the best players from our academy.

Former Chelsea defender Albert Ferrer has told ESPN FC that Luis Enrique would be a ideal fit should he end up replacing Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge.

Both Giroud and Morata are fit for Friday's FA Cup tie at home to Hull City, though the Spaniard could be saved for the Champions league tie against Barcelona just a few days later.

"We've built a great mentality. In every training session I see great commitment".

Conte believes the competition to earn a starting berth at number nine, something the Blues have previously lacked during his tenure, can only be a positive.

On the importance of having such options available to him, Conte continued: 'Yeah for sure, in this moment it's important to have all your players available.

"We have in front of us two weeks that are very tough", he said. We need the magic of the FA Cup and we'll need a lot of it because we're going up against a top side with an excellent manager and players who are used to winning things.

Asked whether Morata and Giroud could be fielded in tandem, Conte added: "I think that, in the future, yes, it could happen. He is very strong and powerful and he can help us for the rest of the season".

"During the game it can happen". I think a great team must have competition in every role. "In this case, in this system, it would mean Hazard, Pedro and Willian are out".

Midfielders Tiemoue Bakayoko and Ross Barkley as well as defender David Luiz will miss the match against Hull with injuries.

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