Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo pleased to work with younger players
Last Updated: October 20, 2012 2:29pm
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo was pleased to have the opportunity to work with some of his younger players during the international break.
Only a handful of players remained at Cobham this week and the Italian has been able to run the rule over players outside of the first team squad.
"This last week has been quite quiet for us, we've basically trained and coached the U21 team," said Di Matteo.
"We have had the groups together because we had only six players, last international break it was three, so it's good for us to take a look at the younger players and good for them to be involved with us."
Di Matteo also praised the hard work of Steve Holland and Eddie Newton, as well as the other members of his coaching staff in helping them to reach the top of the Premier League table.
"We have a good understanding among the technical staff. They are very supportive and both have good knowledge of the game," he added.
"We have developed a strong trustworthy group, and we have (conditioning coach) Chris Jones and (goalkeeping coach) Christophe Lollichon with us as well, so I am happy with the management staff."