Chelsea’s Armando Broja is one of the players that deserves the chance to start against Manchester City this evening.
The Blues travel to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night to play Man City in the third round of the Carabao Cup, which is the club’s penultimate fixture before the World Cup break.
Graham Potter’s side will try to pull off an upset in midweek in the cup before a trip to Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday.
All eyes will be on Chelsea boss Potter to see what kind of starting line-up he selects in the Carabao Cup.
Blues youngsters Omari Hutchinson and Lewis Hall are part of the first-team squad tonight.
With the way Chelsea have performed so poorly in recent games, it seems a no-brainer for other members of the squad to get the chance to impress at the Etihad.
Broja against Manchester City
Hopefully, Broja is rewarded for his patience with a starting spot away to Man City.
The 21-year-old striker, who Raheem Sterling has called the fastest individual in the Chelsea squad, desperately needs minutes.
He’s actually made 16 appearances across all competitions this season during his debut year with the first team, but that doesn’t highlight the fact he’s only started in one of them.
There’s definitely a spark missing in Chelsea’s forward line, so perhaps the young speedster can help change momentum.
Chelsea are only really going to find out how good Broja can be for them if he gets the opportunity to start a handful of matches.
The centre-forward offers something completely different to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a central role, so let’s see what he can do against the English champions.
His pace, power and aggression is something you feel could pose a threat to a Man City side that usually dominate the ball.
It would be great for Potter to put his neck on the line and give Broja the start he needs because the reward could be massive. These are the types of games and nights where a star can be born.