Jose Mourinho wants players "made in Chelsea"

Mourinho wants players
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that he is working to develop the next batch of English youngsters to replace the likes of Frank Lampard and John Terry.

Jose Mourinho has said that he is keen to develop players "made in Chelsea" to replace long-term servants Frank Lampard and John Terry when they retire.

The Portuguese coach said that he is working to bring through the next group of players to form the core of the Blues' squad in the future.

"Ideally it's not just about having British players either, but having players who are made in Chelsea," he told The Guardian.

"In three or four years' time, if we don't have other Englishmen to replace this nucleus of players - when Lamps is 39, John is 36 - I will be very sad.

"Every club needs that. So we are working on that."

Chelsea play host to Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon.

Chelsea's English defender John Terry celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at White Hart Lane in London on September 28, 2013
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