Chelsea have often been accused of failing to bring exciting young talents through to first-team level but tonight’s Carabao Cup clash with Nottingham Forest gives Antonio Conte a chance to buck that trend, even if it’s just for ninety minutes.
Indeed, the League Cup is often used by English football’s biggest clubs to give young talent a run-out and considering the vast quality in Chelsea’s youth ranks, Conte seems almost certain to issue a few starlets the nod against Championship opposition.
With that in mind, we asked Chelsea fans earlier today whether 20-year-old midfielder Charly Musonda, who Transfermarkt value at £4.5million, should make his first ever start for the Blues when Forest travel to Stamford Bridge this evening.
And according to our poll, a staggering 96% Chelsea supporters think he should. But does the 5 foot 8 youngster have what it takes to become a regular in Conte’s plans, Blues fans? Let us know by commenting below…