Antonio Conte
Chelsea had shown interest in Alessio Romagnoli just a few months after Antonio Conte was hired as the Blues head coach.

Antonio Conte believes that Chelsea are looking to improve for the future by promoting youngsters instead of spending big money, The Daily Mail reports.

With the likes of Andreas Christensen and Ethan Ampadu getting chances in the first-team, some have signalled the lack of depth within Chelsea’s squad. Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville branded the club’s transfer policy as a ‘risk’.

This is after, the January transfer window signings of Oliver Giroud, Ross Barkley and Emerson Palmieri. The trio aren’t at the high level you would normally associate Chelsea with.

When speaking to reporters, Conte expressed that the Blues are looking at different ways of improving the squad, rather than just spending vast sums of money on world class players, as The Daily Mail reports.

The Daily Mail quotes Conte saying:

“I think we are doing a fantastic job. We are trying to build something important with work – not with words or money.”

andreas christensen
Andreas Christensen is the first Chelsea academy product to break into the first team since John Terry.

Chelsea gambling on young products

With both Manchester clubs continuing to splash the cash, it’s a big risk on putting our hopes on youngsters.

There’s no harm in giving a few youngsters a chance but if we want to compete with the best, we need to start paying over the odds to lure stars to the club.

If we do this along with building around the likes of Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea can challenge on all fronts.

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