Pochettino to call on ‘amazing’ academy for Chelsea’s AFC Wimbledon tie | Chelsea

Mauricio Pochettino will give a handful of Chelsea academy youngsters their first taste of senior football on Wednesday night when he includes them in his squad for the Carabao Cup tie against AFC Wimbledon at Stamford Bridge.

The manager did not want to name them on Tuesday lunchtime, partly because he had not yet told them himself and, as he allowed himself to imagine breaking the gloriously good news to them, it felt like a classic move from him.

Pochettino loves to make connections at a club from the bottom up, to create pathways, to have stars with whom the fans can readily identify….

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