How Chelsea youngsters have helped Willian, Azpilicueta and Kovacic play better this season

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has given chances to youngsters this season.

According to former Chelsea boss Glenn Hoddle, the performances of Chelsea youngsters has helped get the most out of the more experienced players in the Chelsea squad.

Hoddle told Premier League Productions: “What it’s also done with Chelsea in my opinion, your Willians, your [Cesar] Azpilicuetas, your experienced players, Jorginho and [Mateo] Kovacic – Kovacic is playing better than I’ve ever seen him, I wasn’t sure about him last year.

“But they’ve all upped their game because they’re looking over their shoulder saying ‘hang on, these young whippersnappers are going to take our place’ and it’s lifted the team’s performance immensely.

“They really are an exciting team to watch.”

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