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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has included an academy player in Chelsea’s FA Cup squad for tonight’s game against Barnsley.
According to Metro, the 18-year-old trained with the Chelsea first-team this week and could be handed a debut against Barnsley.
Bate, who plays in central midfield, is a regular for Chelsea’s Under-23s and was named Premier League 2 Player of the Month in December.
Tino Anjorin, who has scored five goals in eight appearances for Chelsea’s Under-23s this season, has also been included in Tuchel’s squad for the trip to Barnsley.