Chelsea vs Newcastle: Eddie Howe has been told he CAN play Lewis Hall in EFL Cup game

Ahead of the huge EFL Cup quarter final between Chelsea vs Newcastle, Eddie Howe has been informed he CAN play Lewis Hall, despite the youngster being on loan from Chelsea...

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Eddie Howe now looks ahead to the EFL Cup fixture between Chelsea vs Newcastle, in a competition which he sees as a genuine shot at a trophy. Last season, the Magpies reached the final of the same competition but they fell short to Manchester United. They hope to have a better fortune this season, but first they must secure a win at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening.

Ahead of the game, many have been quick to overrule Lewis Hall and not include the youngster in their plans or analysis of the game. However, it has since been revealed that this was the wrong choice, because he might actually feature in some capacity.

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Chelsea vs Newcastle: Eddie Howe has been told he CAN play Lewis Hall in EFL Cup game

According to Chronicle Live, Newcastle United are free to include Lewis Hall in the game if they are granted permission by Hall's parent club. It has been revealed that Chelsea granted this permission a week ago, so actually, Howe can play Lewis Hall should he wish.

It also opens the door for more transfer discussion to happen. As stated in the report, Chelsea allowing the 19-year-old to face them would suggest that they don't see him as a genuine threat and therefore, he isn't considered in Mauricio Pochettino's long-term plans. Although, if Eddie Howe would like to come to an agreement with Chelsea for a permanent deal, it must happen before the end of the season.

Lewis Hall has shown great potential in the few matches he's played for us this season, Particularly in the EFL Cup, he has been a star and showed the world the great potential he has. Although he hasn't featured for some time. I would assume that the capacity of his involvement in this match is an indicator of whether or not Howe would like to sign Hall permanently.

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