Carlo gives youth a chance
Carlo Ancelotti believes it will be a good experience for his Chelsea youngsters to play Newcastle.
Last Updated: 22/09/10 8:37am
Carlo Ancelotti believes it will be a good experience for his Chelsea youngsters to play against Newcastle United in the Carling Cup.
Chelsea have enjoyed a blistering start to the new season after scoring 21 goals en route to five successive Premier League wins and also blasted four past MSK Zilina in the UEFA Champions League.
However, Wednesday's third-round visit of Newcastle will provide Ancelotti with the opportunity to leave out several of his established names.
In their place will come Daniel Sturridge, Gael Kakuta, Jeffrey Bruma and Patrick van Aanholt, and Ancelotti feels the young players are ready to take their chance.
"It is a good experience for them to play this kind of game," said Ancelotti.
"They are involved this season more compared to last season and when there is an opportunity I want to give them the opportunity to play and show their quality.
"Sturridge played in the Champions League, Kakuta played two games, Bruma played in the last game against Blackpool and they will get more opportunities to play.
"The Academy has done a good job in the last years and now we have the young players ready to play in our squad."
Petr Cech, Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole, Michael Essien and John Obi Mikel will not be involved, but Ancelotti revealed captain John Terry may play half a game against Newcastle.
He added: "JT is fit to play and maybe can play for 45 minutes which could help Bruma, but Lampard is not available."