Abramovich demands better from Chelsea academy

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is demanding big improvements from the club's academy.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is demanding big improvements from the club's academy.

The Daily Mail says he wants a production line of homegrown players in his matchday squad to succeed his ageing first team stars.

Established first team players, including captain John Terry and Frank Lampard – signed from West Ham in 2001 – are still regarded as the heart and soul of the club.

But with the end of their careers in sight, Abramovich fears that Chelsea will be left without a single first choice player from his £100m academy investment when they retire.

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