Chelsea are back in the FA Cup tonight as they take on Luton Town for a place in the quarter final of the tournament. The European and world champions have announced a 25-man squad that will be traveling to Kenilworth Road tonight.
Chelsea’s traveling squad
Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy; Kepa Arrizabalaga; Marcus Bettinelli
Defender: Antonio Rudiger, Trevoh Chalobah, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva, Marcos Alonso, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Dylan Williams
Midfielders: N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Saul Niguez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, Mason Mount, Harvey Vale
Forwards: Kenedy, Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner.In his pre-match press conference, Thomas Tuchel hinted that there will be heavy rotation in the squad, meaning an opportunity for fringe players – including a first team debut for a highly rated teenager.
Dylan Williams is part of the Chelsea team that travel to Bedfordshire tonight and will be aiming to make his first team debut. The 18-year-old (born 13 September, 2003) is a versatile full-back who can also play further into midfield.
Williams only joined the West London club this winter after impressing at Derby County where established himself in the first team, making nine appearances in the Championship. He has since been working with the under-23 squad but could finally get his chance to make his debut under Thomas Tuchel tonight.It is understood that Tuchel is a big fan of William’s style of play and versatility, and might include him in his plans for the future. The German tactician might hand the teenager his first team debut in the FA Cup tonight, as the blues are expected to comfortably see off Championship minnows Luton Town.