Three youngsters Conte should call on to face West Ham
Chelsea’s academy is currently the most successful in England, winning back-to-back UEFA Youth League titles and FA Youth Cups, but progression to the first team has proved notoriously difficult for the Blues’ prodigious starlets.
Indeed, Chelsea haven’t been privy to a truly successful academy product since ageing skipper John Terry, who made his senior debut for the west London club in a different millennium.
But the Stamford Bridge outfit will be in League Cup action tonight and the tournament, often seen as the FA Cup’s less attractive sister, is usually a youngster’s best chance of getting some first team experience under his belt.
With that in mind and the kickoff at the London Stadium just a matter of hours away, we have been running the rule over three Chelsea youngsters Antonio Conte should issue a starting berth for the EFL Cup visit to West Ham.
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