John Terry believes Chelsea should give young players a chance in the Premier League


Chelsea were beaten on penalties in the Carabao Cup final by Manchester City on Sunday night. 

Maurizio Sarri's struggling side did well to stay in the game for 120 minutes but fell at the final hurdle, losing 4-3 in the shootout. 

Despite not getting the result they wanted, Chelsea's performance at Wembley showed significant improvement on what's been seen in recent weeks. 

And following the cup final, club legend John Terry has been speaking about what he thinks the future holds for Sarri's side. 

JT left as a hero in 2015 after playing for almost two decades in west London, before he finished his career with Aston Villa, where he's now Assistant Coach. 

"Chelsea can move forward. They’re a great side and individually they have brilliance in the team. That’s throughout the whole side," Terry told the club's website.

"We can talk about the two centre-halves being incredible [vs Man City]. You look at the boys in front of them; Kante, Barkley, the three players up front.

"It’s a great team to build around. Go and build upon it."


As well as talking about the strength of Chelsea's current side, Terry also touched on how the team should be using young players and suggested that now is a perfect chance to 'blood' their youth. 

"They’ve found it difficult this year because Man City have been excellent, Liverpool have been superb as well," the Blues legend continued.

"But we’ve got people like Hudson-Odoi and it’s important to keep him. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, is he ready? Let’s find out. 


"If we’re not going to win the league then let’s give him a chance in the league. Let’s blood the younger players and see what they’ve got."

Terry's take on Chelsea's youth situation is one that many fans will agree with. The Blues aren't challenging for the title this season, so they have nothing to lose. 

And, after the cameos we've already seen from Loftus-Cheek and Hudson-Odoi this year, there's a real possibility the pair could give their club a new dynamic for the rest of the campaign. 

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