How much money did Chelsea save by playing against players like Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Trevoh Chalobah?
At the end of Maurizio Sarri’s reign, the Blues came to terms with the departure of Eden Hazard, a transfer suspension and an aging squad that pale embarrassingly compared to City, Liverpool and Manchester United.
Nonetheless, they have arguably the strongest squad in the entire division, and that is largely thanks to the trust their managers have placed in their academy graduates, both then and now.
Neco Williams and Curtis Jones have proven to be reliable substitutes for Trent Alexander-Arnold and midfield, respectively, but there are many more players in the youth teams who may have a lot to offer this squad.
And while coronavirus cases continue to rise in the Premier League and Anfield, now may be the time to bleed the youth in and under the first team and find out what youthful diamonds can -pear among Liverpool’s gold-laden stars.