Playing the kids
Jose Mourinho has often been accused of failing to play young stars – but it seems that he actually does, with Manchester United giving the second highest amount of minutes to teenagers in the Premier League this season, only falling behind Everton.
Of course, a huge amount of that is down to Marcus Rashford, yet it does show if young starlets are good enough, Mourinho will play them.
The same can’t be said for his former club Chelsea however.
Minutes given to teenagers in the Premier League so far this season pic.twitter.com/Dl6OarzlXt
— Arsène’s Son (@hughwizzy) May 19, 2017
They want to leave
Of course, no matter how big a club is, if players don’t get the chance to play, they will leave, and it seems that the Blues could well lose at least one of their young stars next season.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek may be on a huge contract, but he wants to play games, and with no assurances this can happen at Stamford Bridge, he is considering a loan move elsewhere.
The Chelsea loan network has been highly talked about, and while there is no denying the quality of their kids, the chances they get to break into the first team are few and far between.