Willian Out of Newcastle Cup Clash
Chelsea winger Willian will miss Sunday’s FA Cup 4 th round tie against Newcastle United at St. James’Park with a minor ankle knock.
The Brazilian hobbled out of Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final 2 nd legat Emirates Stadium.
After the game, Blues boss Antonio Conte identified the substitution of Wilian in the first half as aturning point in the tie.
“Willian’s injury was decisive. We don’t have many players to make subs. Morata was out. I was a bitforced to play with Ross Barkley.
“He’s a really good player... but needs bit of time to get used to playing for [us] & understanding ouridea of football.”
The knock will keep Willian out of the trip to Newcastle on Sunday, but Chelsea manager AntonioConte does not believe it to be serious.