Swansea manager Paul Clement has urged Chelsea to stick to our managers if Chelsea want to bring through academy talent.
Clement had two spells at Chelsea. First in the 1990s where he spent five years as a part-time coach at Chelsea’s centre of excellence.
Clement then returned to Chelsea in 2007 and worked as youth coach, reserve team coach and then assistant manager to Carlo Ancelotti.
John Terry remains the last homegrown talent to be a key player in Chelsea’s first team.
“They’re bringing lots of good youngsters through,” Clement said. “The reasons they don’t make the transition are numerous. I suppose when you’re changing managers so quickly that doesn’t help.
“The next manager comes in looks at what has happened before and needs short-term results. There’s less faith in longer-term products.
“There’s a lot of good young players here, lot out on loan. It needs someone to be here long enough to give them opportunity. But they have to be good enough too.”