Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti says their recent loan departures opens the door for more youngsters to get involved with the first team.

Both Gael Kakuta and Patrick van Aanholt, youngsters from the Academy, this week left Stamford Bridge on loan to limit the Italian's options still further.

"We decided to send them on loan because they need to have experience," the manager told

"We will follow their performances and I hope they will come back with more experience next year. We can replace them with other young players, maybe Jacopo Sala and Gokhan Tore, and we can have Alex back in two weeks and also Yury Zhirkov."

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