Predicting Antonio Conte's starting XI for FA Cup clash

Chelsea stars set to return against Arsenal as Conte prioritises Carabao Cup

The result means yet another match for Chelsea in an already busy schedule. There is lots of Premier League experience in this group of players though, mixed with some youthful exuberance.

Antonio Conte's men reached the final of the tournament last season and with the Premier League title looking out of reach, the Chelsea boss may target the FA Cup as a good source of domestic silverware. We had difficulty offensively, we were poor.

Norwich responded with their own attack and nearly took the lead from a 70th minute free-kick which was punched away by Caballero with Murphy's followup volley hitting a Blues player. We knew the difficulty of the game.

"Today it was a bigger chance to beat Chelsea than in the away game, but we will try everything", he said.

Although Chelsea, who were below their best, shaded the second half, neither side could break the deadlock as the game finished 0-0 and the tie will now be decided in a replay at Stamford Bridge. It's a pity because we wanted to win the game, instead we have to play another game'.

The positive aspect for Barkley is that he will have seen nothing from Chelsea's attackers at Carrow Road to suggest he will not be able to get significant pitch time for his new team sooner rather than later, regardless of Conte's notorious reluctance to rush signings into competitive action. Now we have to play another game at Stamford Bridge and Norwich deserved this opportunity, another chance. But that also makes this just all-around annoying, especially with the replay coming up, in which Conte will have little choice but to trot out basically the same lineup thanks. They defended very well. Hopefully, they'll produce something more than just commitment then.

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