- Antonio Conte confirms Bakayoko, Luiz, and Barkley will not be available for Chelsea against Hull City
- The Blues manager says he is assessing other players for the game
- The Stamford Bridge side battle the Tigers in the FA Cup fifth stage encounter
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has given an update on his side’s squad ahead of their FA Cup 5th round clash against Hull City on Friday night.
The Blues reached this stage of the cup competition following their 3-0 victory over fellow Premier League side, Newcastle United late last month.
And the Italian born manager, who has been under immense pressure owing to his side’s poor performances in recent times, has confirmed that the trio of Tiémoué Bakayoko, David Luiz and January transfer signing, Ross Barkley will not be available for selection due to injuries.
"Bakayoko is out, Luiz is out and Barkley is out. Then I have a couple of situations that I have to check" #CFC.
The Stanford Bridge outfit will be hoping they can build on the form helped them beat West Bromwich Albion 3-0 on Monday night to oversee the Tigers this weekend.
Coach Antonio Conte’s men are currently fourth on the EPL table with 19 points behind the league’s current leaders, Manchester City after 27 round of topflight matches.
With the Premier League title gradually slipping off their hands, Chelsea will be hoping to win this title to ensure they do not finish trophy-less this season.
Though they are still in the Uefa Champions League, their chances of winning the title for the second time may daunting with the quality of opposition they might likely face in case they are able to overcome Barcelona in the knockout stage of the championship.
The Blues have not won the title since in the 2011-12 season when they edged Liverpool out 2-1 in the finals in May 2012.
Meanwhile, their effort to win a double last season was soiled by Arsenal who defeated them 2-1 as Diego Costa’s goal only ended up being a consolation goal after Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez’s goals ensured Arsene Wenger’s side emerge winners after the game.
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