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Former Chelsea defender Graeme Le Saux has urged the club to take inspiration from London rivals Spurs and give more starts to young home-grown players.
The England international says that whoever takes over as Chelsea manager should take a leaf out of Mauricio Pochettino’s book to create a more successful long-term formula in the Premier league.
Speaking on the Carefree Chelsea Podcast, Le Saux said:
“I think it would create a fantastic culture at the club if the philosophy of Chelsea changed a little bit and started embracing those younger players and gave them a chance to establish themselves.”
“Tottenham have really given their young players the opportunity, and there’s a strength of character that home grown players have that filters to the other players.”
The Chelsea legend has also criticised the club’s decision to take the squad on a long pre-season tour and called for the Premier League to take a winter break.
The full interview is available to hear now the “Carefree Chelsea Podcast”, available now to download.
NOTE FOR EDITORS:
Former Eastenders actor Michael Greco is a life-long Chelsea fan, and “The Carefree Chelsea Podcast” is a new weekly show where he speaks to players and fans, with club news, reviews and previews.
It’s available via acast, iTunes and all other podcast platforms.