Graham Potter has hinted in his pre-match Chelsea press conference via Football London that he will not be afraid to look to the young players at Chelsea if they earn their place in the side.

The Englishman is preparing for his first Premier League game in charge of the Blues, with a trip to Crystal Palace and a team he has never beaten on the horizon.

The Blues in general will be looking to bring some consistency to their season, with them currently sitting a fair way outside of the top four.

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They will no doubt be alarmed by the form of the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham, who they finished above of last season but currently sit behind, while the North London pair prepare to meet this weekend as two of the top three in the league.

Potter could look to youngsters

Potter’s first team selection in the league will no doubt interest many tomorrow, with people eager to see if he’ll make many changes from the experienced side he named for the Champions League tie with RB Salzburg.

Whoever he picks for the first domestic game, fans will be excited to hear that he has claimed he has no issues looking to the youngsters if needs be.

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He said: “All young players have to hope they get an opportunity. They put themselves in there in training and games. If the quality is there, age is no barrier.”

This week, Potter utilised a number of the more impressive youngsters at the club in training, with many of the first team representing their nations during the international break.

However, a number of those, including former Arsenal star Omari Hutchinson, remained after the stars returned, and it may not be too long before the new manager looks to the likes of him to bring some inspiration to the club.

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