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Conte keen to promote Chelsea youth academy

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Newly appointed Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has promised to give highly rated youngsters a chance in first team in the upcoming season.

Conte who has enjoyed significant success with both Italian national football team and Juventus has been the successor of Jose Mourinho and is tipped to become a huge success at Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho was often criticised for not given chances to the academy players during his time at Chelsea as the current Manchester United manager always preferred origen stars.

Conte is keen to develop young players from academy as he has already given England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek an important role during preseason.
‘There are many players with a good prospect for Chelsea. I don’t know why in the past a few players have played with the first team,’ Conte told ESPN.

‘It’s important. Because Chelsea has a fantastic academy. I think that the academy is a great source for the manager of the first team,’ he added.

‘It’s important, also, that the young players must show to play in the first team.

‘But I love to play with the young players and to improve them. It’s important to have good quality to improve and to show that a young player can play with the first team.

‘I haven’t any problem with the choice to take a young player in the starting 11.

‘For example, Pogba. Pogba arrived at Juventus and he was only 18 years old and after three months he played in the starting 11.’

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