Chelsea stick with pathetic old guard; Twitter sees enraged supporters

Guus Hiddink has spent many of his press conferences expressing his admiration for Chelsea’s youth setup and explaining how he will show that the club should place some faith in their youngsters.

Away to Sunderland with nothing to play for and the Dutch manager doesn’t start any of Loftus Cheek, Traore or Kenedy. All three have impressed when given the chance to this season and it has rightfully enraged Chelsea fans that they are benched once more.

Chelsea’s season has been dire, but this was their chance to get some youngsters ready.

Has Hiddink failed?

The Blues’ aren’t a happy bunch. With a name as splendid as Ruben Loftus-Cheek you surely deserve a decent chance!

Not quite like friendly Guus is building for the future. Maybe Antonio Conte has said he doesn’t rate any of these youngsters…

The kids can’t get a sniff at Chelsea. Their famous academy – and loan policy – may well come crumbling down if players realise that being a success at Chelsea means nothing for the rest of your career.