Things might not be going well for the team, but youngsters are enjoying the playing time that Hiddink has offered them in recent clashes. Baba Rahman and Ruben Loftus-Cheek both started third-consecutive Premier League match and Bertrand Traore alongside Kenedy came off the bench.
“If you see Loftus-Cheek, he is playing and growing a bit,” said the Dutchman who has been impressed with Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s performances. The youngster has shown positive signs of being capable enough to play in first team next season.
Hiddink has stated it many times that he isn’t afraid to play youngsters. As Chelsea have no trophies to fight for and a mid-table position is secure for them, there is no drawback in giving the youngsters a chance, which will also help Conte to identify the players he needs.
Experience is important for youngsters, said Hiddink, who has made it a priority for rest of the season to help youngsters grow and get used to the high-voltage matches. Hiddink’s policy will benefit Chelsea when they build squad for next season under Conte.