Barnsley will be welcoming Chelsea at Oakwell for the FA Cup game on Friday at 1:30 AM IST.
Barnsley will be entering into this game with a 0-0 draw against Chris Hughton’s Nottingham Forest on Saturday in the EFL Championship. Nottingham Forest only managed one shot on target but was also able to prevent Barnsley from finding the net.
On the other hand, Chelsea beat Sheffield United yesterday in the English Premier League by a margin of 2-1. Goals from Mason Mount and Jorginho sealed the game for Chelsea.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, Chelsea won one while Barnsley pocketed one match. The last game between the two teams took place last year in the 3rd round of the EFL Cup with Chelsea beating Barnsley by a scoreline of 6-0. A hat-trick from Kai Havertz was more than enough for his team to convincingly win the game.
Barnsley will miss the services of Aapo Halme, Ben Williams and Liam Kitching. Apart from this, the home team has no issues regarding injuries and Barnsley has a fully fit squad available for the upcoming match.
On the other hand, Chelsea will be going ahead in this game without the services of the experienced centre-back Thiago Silva. The availability of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner is doubtful as well as forward Christian Pulisic. The two teams have no issues regarding the suspension.