Graham Potter has to start £20m Chelsea player against Crystal Palace - TCC View

Carney Chukwuemeka simply has to come into the Chelsea starting line-up this weekend.

In our view, Blues manager Graham Potter has to promote the 19-year-old to his starting XI for Sunday’s huge game against Crystal Palace.

Potter’s side are in a dreadful run of form right now, so tomorrow’s home fixture against Palace in the Premier League feels like a massive one around Stamford Bridge.

There’s too many individuals in the Chelsea side falling a long way below their own standards. Therefore, Chelsea’s head coach has to start a hungry team that can go about trying to end the recent rut.

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Carney Chukwuemeka has to start

There’s been a few odd decisions creeping into Potter’s game recently.

For us, Chukwuemeka being constantly overlooked is one of the worst of the bunch.

The central midfielder somehow still hasn’t started a game for Chelsea since his £20million arrival from Aston Villa in the summer.

He’s produced some seriously eye-catching performances from the bench during seven substitute appearances for the Blues, which is why he has to be unleashed this weekend.

Ranked as the 10th most exciting teenager in the sport, Chelsea have a potential superstar in the making waiting in the wings.

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Chukwuemeka got just over 10 minutes on the pitch during this week’s 2-1 defeat to Fulham, which was still enough time for him to show why he needs more opportunities.

The attacking midfielder always looks to be positive with either his dribbling or passing, something that is missing a lot in the Blues side right now.

It’s obvious watching him he’s physically and mentally ready to help a team out of form.

If he doesn’t start tomorrow, it feels like Potter will never put his full trust in him,

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.