Chelsea youngsters will only get a chance when they are good enough, says Jose Mourinho

The likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Dominic Solanke have seen chances limited

Jose Mourinho has told Chelsea’s youngsters they will only break into his first team when they are good enough.

Dominic Solanke and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have played well for the youth teams this season but the manager of the Premier League leaders said: "If they are good enough [to get in the first team], yes.

"But this club is very demanding. The pressure is big. It is not a club where people just accept a so-so performance, or result or accept that you finish fifth.

"This is not the best habitat for a young player to be developed. There is no space for a player that is not ready.

"When did I play Solanke? Winning 5-0 against Maribor. I cannot play him against Southampton with 30 minutes to go and the result 1-1."

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