Guus Hiddink reveals Chelsea may turn to youngsters to help revive season

first_img1 Guus Hiddink (left) Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink says he may turn to the Blues’ youngsters to help shift them up the Premier League table.The Dutchman says the uncertainty – including over who will replace Jose Mourinho on a permanent basis this summer, plus the likely lack of Champions League football – makes transfer business difficult this month.Asked if everything is on hold in terms of recruitment, the 69-year-old said: “I think so. That’s the reality of Chelsea nowadays.”Striker has been a position of focus in transfer speculation regarding Chelsea, with back-up for Diego Costa lacking.Radamel Falcao (thigh) remains out, but when Loic Remy is fit, Hiddink says Chelsea have no concerns up front. And he admits his preference is to promote youth, rather than make signings.Bertrand Traore and Christian Atsu, who had an unsuccessful loan at Bournemouth and a prior spell at Everton, but is now impressing in training, can also play at striker“If you have this academy, the investment in the academy and the facilities and the training programme one day it must produce,” Hiddink said.“If not it is not worth having an academy. If the management and board are having this policy you are unanimously in favour to do so.“It is a risk, a bit, but you must give young British players or from abroad a chance.“I’d prefer to do that in the winter period than bringing in an uncertain name.”SEE HERE – Guus Hiddink fears defeats to Everton and Arsenal could see Chelsea plunged into relegation scraplast_img

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