Chelsea to field full-strength team for Man Utd FA Youth Cup clash

Chelsea are ready to field a full-strength team for next week's big FA Youth Cup tie at Manchester United.

Chelsea are ready to field a full-strength team for next week's big FA Youth Cup tie at Manchester United.

"The Youth Cup is a wonderful draw and it's a pity that two top clubs meet, but it will be a really good game and we have a number of talents in the reserve squad who can play, such as Jacob Mellis, Jeffrey Bruma, Fabio Borini and Gael Kakuta," Blues reserves coach Brendan Rodgers told chelseafc.com.

The young Frenchman Kakuta, a star in last season's run to the final, is now fully operational after an injury-hit beginning to the season.

"Kakuta is back now, he went away on international duty, and is back fit and playing. The reserves had a friendly in the week against Millwall, and Gael scored with a good finish," he said.

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