Barnsley VS Chelsea go against each other for the second time this season but this time it’s the Emirates FA Cup games and here is the matchday preview news injuries lineup formation time and more.
The Blues won the first tie 6-0 when they played in the Carabao Cup, a game which saw Kai Havertz grabbing a hat trick as he put on one of his best displays since arriving at Chelsea.
The encounter will be a tough one as Barnsley will be looking to cause an upset and won’t be looking to lose scandalously again to the Blues for the second time in the same season.
Barnsley Vs Chelsea Team News
Thomas Tuchel gave some bold statements ahead of the game as the Blues manager said “We Are Playing The FA Cup To Win” which goes a long way as they look to overcome Barnsley and keep that dream alive.
Chelsea is coming from their 2-1 win against Sheffield United during the week and a win tonight will see them carry on with their winning streak which will increase to four in a row.
There are some news from Stamford Bridge confirmed that Chelsea already reached an agreement with Bayern Munich to sign Jerome Boateng next season which he will become a free agent.
They are still hoping a deal for David Alaba can be reached with the player demanding a huge fee of $400k weekly and a yearly pay of £20 million which is way higher than every player currently playing.
Barnsley Vs Chelsea Injuries Update
It’s good news for the Blues as Thomas Tuchel confirms NGolo Kante full return to fitness as he will be getting to make an impact in the game against Barnsley tonight in the Emirates FA Cup.
Other worries include Thiago Silva who is still very much out of the game but he has returned to training with the manager giving him more time to recover full ahead of the Premier League game which comes up next.
Hakim Ziyech might also be likely to start too after some difficult moment with the team that has left him out of some games since Thomas Tuchel taking over as manager.
Barnsley Vs Chelsea Lineup And Formation (4-2-3-1)
The manager confirms they will be a lot of changes to the team tonight with the likes of Kepa Arrizabalaga coming back to take his position while some key players will be rested in this FA Cup encounter.
Kepa Arrizabalaga (Goalkeeper); Emerson, Kurt Zouma, Christensen, Marcos Alonso (Defenders); Billy Gilmour, NGolo Kante (Midfielders); Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi (Attackers); Tammy Abraham (Striker).
Kick Off Time?
20:00 UK Time
9:00 PM Nigerian Time
KTN Correct Scoreline Betting Tips
Barnsley 0-4 Chelsea
Barnsley 0-6 Chelsea
Barnsley 0-2 Chelsea