The Blues take on Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup this evening, with Conte expected to rotate his side and include young players such as Kenedy and Charly Musonda.
'I'm sick of it' - Jurgen Klopp hits out at Liverpool stars after Leicester defeat However, Conte insists he won’t go lightly on inexperienced players if they are competing for first-team minutes, as he doesn’t believe age is an important factor in terms of affecting his team selection.
Chelsea have often been criticised for failing to trust their academy talent, but Conte insists his thinking is only about how his players, regardless of age, can help the team.
Conte also defended his record with Chelsea’s youth last season, following summer departures of the likes of Nathan Ake and Nathaniel Chalobah after failing to cement regular places in the side.
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