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Chelsea boss AVB wants reserves team in Football League

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas feels English football needs to revamp it's youth structure.

Spanish clubs are allowed to field B sides in lower divisions, with both Barcelona and Real Madrid doing so.

"If the European model is applied in England, it could be tested," Villas-Boas said. "The reserve team, for all the people who work hard, is not competitive.

"It serves the first team, but it doesn't serve the progression of talent coming through."

What about using a feeder club instead?

"It could be a solution," Villas-Boas said. "There is more of a cultural identity if it's called a B team. It's the same name, the same environment.

"If it's a feeder club, I couldn't call a player up to my first team until the transfer window opens.

"What happens in Barcelona B is a good model in terms of competitions."

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