John Terry has urged Maurizio Sarri to play some of the younger members of his squad in the wake of the clubs transfer ban.
Chelsea have consistently been criticised for hoovering up some of Europes best talent, but failing to offer a clear pathway into the first team, with the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek still being denied regular first-team opportunities at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have however been banned from signing players for the next two transfer windows after they were found guilty of breaking rules regarding the signing of youth players.
While the club have denied any wrongdoing and have expressed their intention to appeal the decision, which is likely to allow them to at least make signings in the summer, John Terry reckons that the club should use the rest of their season to ‘see what they’ve got’ already in their ranks.
“We’ve got people like Hudson-Odoi and it’s important to keep him. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, is he ready? Let’s find out,” Terry told Sky Sports.
”If we’re not going to win the league then let’s give him a chance in the league. Let’s blood the younger players and see what they’ve got.”
Chelsea are currently sitting in sixth in the league, three points outside the top four places, although they do have a game in hand on both Arsenal and Manchester United.