Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has revealed why he will not feature the club’s new signing, Ross Barkley on Emirates FA Cup third round replay game against Norwich City on Wednesday .
The former Everton midfielder joined the Blues on a multi-year contract on January 5.
Conte tells that the English professional footballer is not eligible to play in tomorrow’s game because he didn’t sign by midday.
”Not Eligible to play. Because he didn’t sign by midday on the day he signed, Barkley cannot play in the FA Cup tomorrow,” Conte said at Tuesday’s press conference.
Barkley may put on a Chelsea jersey for the first time in a competitive fixture on Saturday when they travel to Brighton & Hove for a Premier League clash.