Mourinho wants to bleed Chelsea youngsters into first team next season

Jose Mourinho is keen to start bleeding youngsters into the Chelsea first team next season, according to The Mirror.

The Special One has requested scouting reports and studied DVDs of some of the club’s top young prospects, and now looks set to invest some faith in the youth system and develop more homegrown talent.

The Portuguese has promised to spend big to help Chelsea make tracks on the Manchester clubs in the hopes of eventually regaining the Premier League title, but in the long-term would prefer to develop a first team made up primarily of youngsters from the club’s youth academy.

Chelsea have spent millions setting up their new youth system and signing some of the best young talent from around the world, but have faced criticism for such a scheme as the pressure on them to win trophies makes it unlikely that many youngsters would be given their opportunity to prove themselves.

Mourinho, however, is now keen to change that and develop a system similar to that of Sir Alex Ferguson, who famously won it with kids during the 1990’s and early 2000’s.

Mourinho is keeping close tabs on Man United’s England U-20 international Sam Johnstone, and is keen to make a move should the youngster become available.

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