League Cup: Antonio Conte wants to back young guns against Bournemouth

Updated: Dec 20, 2017, 10:10 IST | PA Sport

Head coach Antonio Conte says he is giving youth a chance at Chelsea — and will do so again in tonight's League Cup quarter-final against Bournemouth

Head coach Antonio Conte says he is giving youth a chance at Chelsea — and will do so again in tonight's League Cup quarter-final against Bournemouth. Like in the previous rounds against Nottingham Forest and Everton, the Italian is set to rotate his options by giving his more peripheral players an opportunity. "Every competition is serious. I think our task is to try to win the game, to try to reach the semi-final," Conte said. "At the same time it's right in this competition to give the opportunity to the players not playing regularly. For the players that are struggling to find the best form after injuries, [Danny] Drinkwater, for example.

Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte

"For me it's very important to pay great attention to the performances in this game. "I have to trust my players. Not only with words, but with facts. To show I trust my players and I want to give them a big opportunity in a big game to show me they deserve to play."

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