Playmaker wants to see youth given its head at the Bridge by ‘Mou’.
Chelsea midfield player Eden Hazard has urged new Blues head coach Jose Mourinho to make full use of the club’s vast array of up-and-coming young talent at Stamford Bridge in the new season, according to reports in the Sun.
The mercurial Belgium international has only been in west London for just the one campaign now, having joined Chelsea from Ligue 1 outfit Lille for 32 million euros last June.
And the 22-year-old, who was speaking ahead of his country’s crucial Fifa World Cup qualifier against Serbia in Brussels on Friday night, feels that the Portuguese should utilise the club’s youngsters more in the new season.
“We have some very good young players – Nathan Ake, [Josh] McEachran and [Romelu] Lukaku,” said Hazard.
“I hope they can be involved with the other ones who are young but now also have experience, people like Oscar and Juan Mata, who have learned from the older players like John Terry, Frank Lampard and Petr Cech.”
Hazard’s compatriot Lukaku has already made quite a name for himself since arriving in the capital for Belgium giants Anderlecht in Aug 2011, although not for Chelsea, with the giant front man having spent last season out on loan with West Bromwich Albion, scoring 17 goals in only 35 top-flight contests.