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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will manage the team to his FA Cup appearance, and the Italian is looking forward to the fixture.

Speaking about the FA Cup, Conte said: “This is my first experience of the FA Cup.

“I know this competition because I watched a lot of games when I was in Italy. This competition is an important competition in England, and the oldest in the world, and for this reason I have great respect for the FA Cup.

“Also it is a good opportunity to give a chance to some players who in this moment are not playing a lot. I have tried to find the right mix because I want to go forward in this competition.

“They will have great motivation and I know that at Stamford Bridge they will have many fans and it’s important to know this. The atmosphere will be different if you compare it to another game at home. For this reason, it’s important to have concentration and focus.”

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