Chelsea team news: Emerson makes debut while Hazard dropped for Hull clash

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The Blues finally give a debut to their wing-back who was signed during the winter transfer window as they keep one eye on the upcoming Barcelona game

Emerson Palmieri will make his Chelsea debut on Friday, having been included in the starting XI for the FA Cup fifth round tie against Hull City at Stamford Bridge, while Eden Hazard has been left out of the squad.

Antonio Conte clearly has half-an-eye on the Champions League match against Barcelona on Tuesday having rested Cesar Azpilicueta, N'Golo Kante, Thibaut Courtois and Andreas Christensen from the match day squad. 

Chelsea team to face Hull City

In their place come a host of youngsters to the squad, but 17-year-old Ethan Ampadu is the only one who makes the starting line up. 

Olivier Giroud made his first start for the club on Monday in the 3-0 victory over West Brom and continues in the line up again in the competition that he has won three times. 

The brother of the Chelsea academy product Nathaniel Chalobah, Trevoh makes the bench. He and Kyle Scott will make their debuts if they come onto the pitch. 

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Alvaro Morata will likely make another cameo appearance as he looks to regain match fitness ahead of Barcelona on Tuesday. 

Chelsea XI: Caballero; Rudiger, Cahill, Ampadu; Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Emerson; Willian, Giroud, Pedro.

Subs: Eduardo, Chalobah, Sterling, Scott, Moses, Hudson-Odoi, Morata.

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