By Liam Thomas

8th Nov, 2022 | 10:10am

Omari Hutchinson told not to report for Jamaica duty by Chelsea - The Athletic

Omari Hutchinson has been told by Chelsea to not report for international duty with Jamaica as he’s in contention to play in the Carabao Cup, according to The Athletic.

Chelsea face Manchester City on November 9 in the competition and it could be the first chance Blues fans get to see Hutchinson in action.

The report suggests the 19-year-old who earned his first cap for Jamaica earlier this year was invited to play for his country away to Cameroon on the same date.

Hutchinson has now been told to not report for the Jamaica international fixture by his club, hinting that he could be in line for a start against Manchester City in the League Cup.

Both Chelsea and Manchester City are expected to field second-string sides in the cup clash with an important Premier League matchday this weekend.


Chelsea pinched Hutchinson from London rivals Arsenal after the teenager helped the Gunners to a Premier League 2 win last season.

Hutchinson began his football career at Chelsea like many talented youngsters do, but made the switch to Charlton Athletic in 2012 before taking a year out of the game in 2014.

He never managed to make his senior debut for Arsenal despite Mikel Arteta giving the youngster numerous appearances on his bench.

The forward has got off to a flyer since joining Chelsea, scoring six goals and six assists in 14 appearances across the Premier League 2 and EFL Trophy.

It will be interesting to see how he fares in some first-team action, he’s definitely got the talent to thrive in the English top flight.

Despite making one appearance for Jamaica, Hutchinson is still eligible to play for England, having represented them at under-17 and under-19 levels.

Arsenal may rue letting this guy leave.

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