Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed January signing Ross Barkley is nearing full fitness and could be in contention for Wednesday evening’s FA Cup third-round replay against Norwich at Stamford Bridge.
“I must be satisfied by his physical condition,” Conte said when asked when Barkley will make his debut.
“He is working very hard and I think maybe in the next game against Norwich he could be in contention.
“If he continues this way then why not? He is not 100 per cent but he can already start to help us for the rest of the season.”