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?
Not sure how Matic keeps his place to be honest. Awful against Spurs and likely to leave in the summer. Loftus-Cheek has to play.
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) May 7, 2016
Hiddink says he'll promote the youth but this is the 3rd/4th straight game he's gone full strength with one youth graduate on the bench #rlc
— daniel hales (@danhales1) May 7, 2016
The Blues’ aren’t a happy bunch. With a name as splendid as Ruben Loftus-Cheek you surely deserve a decent chance!
@ChelseaFansYT RLC, Traore and Kenedy on the bench, actually ridiculous when we have nothing to play for
— Matt (@mghoward92) May 7, 2016
Not quite like friendly Guus is building for the future. Maybe Antonio Conte has said he doesn’t rate any of these youngsters…
RLC, Baba and Kenedy all have some experience. Also why not give another youngster a debut or Clarke-Salter a start next to JT.
— Megan (@megan_442) May 7, 2016
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.
— Titanbet (@TitanBet) April 14, 2016