Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea will feature more of club’s youngsters as Special One asks for scouting reports. The Blues boss has studied DVDs and is ready to give homegrown stars a chance, including Nathaniel Chalobah, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Nathan Ake.
Mourinho is ready to put his faith in Chelsea’s youth system after pledging to give the club’s youngsters a proper chance. He has asked for extensive scouting reports and DVDs for all of Chelsea’s best prospects and has told the coaching staff he is determined to blood more young players. The Blues have spent millions on their academy set-up and in signing the best youngsters from around Europe. But we have had only limited success with the accusation that their desperation for trophies means they cannot gamble on their kids.
But Mourinho, despite still promising to spend big this summer, wants to give homegrown youngsters a chance while they are also monitoring Manchester United’s England Under-20 international Sam Johnstone, 20. Mourinho is keeping a particularly close eye on Nathaniel Chalobah, 18, with Chelsea keen to tie him to a long-term deal with Arsenal hovering if the England U21 midfielder should become available. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Nathan Ake, Milan Lalkovic and Jamal Blackman are also seen as big prospects at Stamford Bridge.