With Thiago Silva and Raheem Sterling out of the staff yesterday, Chelsea have named their youngest ever Premier League staff. The XI who begin the sport have a mean age of 23 years and 32 days, the youngest staff named within the division since Manchester United in Could 2017 – and that was in what was successfully an finish of season lifeless rubber.
It’s additionally the eighth youngest staff ever named within the division in any respect. Not solely that, however ten of the beginning staff had been taking part in for one more staff this time a yr in the past.
This feels just like the end result of the present venture in place. Youth has changed expertise everywhere in the pitch, for higher and for worse. It might be a part of the method of refreshing the squad fully, but when it’s a file we maintain breaking we’ll begin to get apprehensive.
Beginning a contemporary venture is one factor. Turning into RB Leipzig is one thing fully totally different.