Chelsea beat Wolves in the FA Cup fifth round to advance to the quarterfinals of England’s oldest cup competition.
The likes of Asmir Begovic, John Terry, Nathan Ake, Kurt Zouma, Cesc Fabregas and Nathaniel Chalobah have been regulars in the FA Cup, and have all done well for the team.
However, we’ve come to that stage of the season where the men are being separated from the boys. Chelsea will play Manchester United in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup, and one can only wonder the quality of squad Antonio Conte will pit against former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and Manchester United.
Pat Nevin in his column for the official Chelsea website, wrote about the changes Conte might be forced to make against Manchester United.
“The question will obviously come up in the next round when Jose (Mourinho) and his team turn up at Stamford Bridge, do you stick with the same policy or do you bring back what is currently considered to be the ‘A’ team?” Nevin wrote in his column for Chelsea’s official website.
“Unfair though it may seem, I genuinely have no complaints about one set of players getting you part of the way and some others finishing off the job in a cup run.
“Individuals may understandably feel a little put out, but a club is there to win and if a trophy is realistically up for grabs then sentiment falls by the wayside.
“It is harsh, but the elite sportsmen and sports coaches generally all know the score on these occasions.”