Five things to watch for as Chelsea host Newcastle

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Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will miss the game through injury along with Alvaro Morata and Willian.

"Morata, Courtois are out", Conte began when he was asked about his team readiness for the game Newcastle United during his pre-match conference on Friday. "I don't know [how long] because it's very hard to tell, how many days they need to come back. Morata has this problem in his back, and Courtois took a kick in his ankle".

"Fabregas trained today with us, and tomorrow I will check his physical condition".

Chelsea have progressed past Newcastle in five of their last six FA Cup ties, with the Blues winning 1-0 in their most recent FA Cup encounter in 2006 thanks to a John Terry goal. "This is good news for us".

Injuries have compounded Chelsea's problems at the end of a week in which Conte appeared to escalate tensions with the club hierarchy, lamenting the lack of options on his substitutes' bench after the Arsenal loss and insisting that he has little impact on the Premier League champions' transfer policy.

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"But when you are sure about your work and that you are doing everything to improve this club, I am very relaxed, calm and I don't have this type of worry".

"I go to the living room and then sometimes I start to work, to watch the game or to try to find a new solution".

"I think it is right to have this type of situation", the former Juventus manager added.

"As I have said before, and I am repeating every three days, I will be very happy to continue working with my players, and I will be very happy if there are some new players. From the summer, the club decides every single player". If we want to accelerate this process, he has to play, not only have training sessions, especially at this moment after the Willian and Morata injuries.

"Don't forget that we missed only one game in the Carabao Cup and reached the semi-final, and if you compare to last season, we were out after only the second game against West Ham".