I Know What I'll Do Against Chelsea - Hull City Boss

I Know What I'll Do Against Chelsea - Hull City Boss

"At the same time we want to try to go through to the next round of the competition".

Morata had suffered with a back injury in recent weeks, but Conte is confident he will be fully fit for Chelsea's Champions League clash with Barcelona.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has suggested five members of the club's blossoming academy will be included in his first-team squad for Friday's [16 February] FA Cup fifth round tie against Hull City.

But Conte, who agreed to a request from club captain Gary Cahill to give his players three days off to rest and recuperate ahead of the West Brom game, insists there are no problems at Stamford Bridge when it comes to work rate and application. We want to try to fight for every competition. His physical condition is improving. Tomorrow, he will play a part of the game.

Hull City head coach Nigel Adkins has said that although we go into the weekend's tie as huge underdogs against Chelsea, if you're in football you have to relish challenges like this when the come along. "Under this aspect, I'm very happy".

The Italian has brought in Olivier Giroud from Arsenal to compete with Alvaro Morata for the centre forward position.

"At this moment, in every moment, it's very important to have your players, all your players available".

At a press conference, the 48-year-old told reporters: "We have in front of us two weeks of tough games".

"We need the magic of the FA Cup and we'll need a lot of it because we're going up against a top side with an excellent manager and players who are used to winning things", Adkins said.

Midfielders Tiemoue Bakayoko and Ross Barkley as well as defender David Luiz will miss the match against Hull with injuries.

"I think that Alvaro is a player with a good responsibility".

"We've probably got 12 on the injured list", Hull boss Adkins said on Thursday, the day after midfielder Ryan Mason announced his retirement due to the fractured skull sustained at Chelsea last January.