Graham Potter reveals two Chelsea academy players are in squad vs Man City | Football


Omari Hutchinson is yet to make his senior debut following his arrival from Arsenal in the summer (Getty)

Graham Potter has confirmed Omari Hutchinson and Lewis Hall will be part of Chelsea’s squad for their Carabao Cup clash with Manchester City on Wednesday evening.

Hutchinson is yet to make his senior debut for Chelsea since his return from Arsenal’s academy in the summer.

Hall, meanwhile, was handed his first-team debut in the FA Cup in January but is yet to make an appearance this season, although he was on the bench for Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.

Potter is expected to make several changes to his side for their visit to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, and when asked if Hutchinson is in contention to feature, the Chelsea manager said on Tuesday: ‘He’s in the squad

‘Lewis Hall’s in the squad, they’ve impressed.

‘They’ve been training with us for a while now and they’ve got some good qualities as young players that we just need to nurture and take the right steps with. But they’ll be in the squad and involved.’

KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: Lewis Hall of Chelsea scores during the Chelsea U21 v Manchester United U21 Premier League 2 match at Kingsmeadow on October 15, 2022 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Clive Howes - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Lewis Hall is pushing to make his second first-team appearance for Chelsea (Getty)ght: 2022 Chelsea FC

Potter has also warned that Chelsea will ‘go through some pain’ after their defeat to Arsenal.

When asked if he feels he needs to play a strong team against City because of the loss to Arsenal, Potter said: ‘I think that’s a bit reactionary.

‘I think you’ve got to look at the game at the weekend the result was disappointing, the performance was disappointing, we want to do better, we want to play better, the intention for that is clear for us all.

‘Then we use this game as a next step for us, how we try to move forward, learn more about the squad, more about the players, carry on that process.

‘There’s no shortcuts, as I’ve said many times. There’s no shortcuts, there’s no click of the fingers and everything goes, you have to go through some pain sometimes, you have to suffer as I said, and you come through, you find out about people, find out about the team, you find out about the club, about everything, and then you can move forward and that’s exciting.’

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