Chelsea - Scunthorpe: Should Hiddink throw in a few kids?
Chelsea begin their bid to lift a fifth FA Cup in 10 years by hosting Scunthorpe United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoo...
Chelsea begin their bid to lift a fifth FA Cup in 10 years by hosting Scunthorpe United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
The resurgent Blues are on a high after beating Crystal Palace 3-0 at Selhurst Park a week ago, while the League One visitors have drawn their last two fixtures as they occupy 15th place on the table.
Although complacency rarely goes unpunished in knockout competitions, I think this clash presents a chance for Guus Hiddink to give a few members of the backup brigade some first-team action.
We have a number of talented youngsters within our ranks, including some who've already proven they can hold their own in the Premier League.
This kind of fixture is made for the likes of Kenedy and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to come out and perform under significantly less pressure than they would in a league match.
With Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao sidelined, I would also love to see Bertrand Traore sub on for Diego Costa or one of the three attacking midfielders at some stage, perhaps even at half-time.
Finally, I expect most Chelsea fans would agree it's about time we see Baba Rahman get a full 90 minutes under his belt.
Who would you like to see get on the pitch? Check out my starting XI below and share yours in the comments section.