Mourinho is ready to use his Stamford Bridge boys in the title race.
The manager said: “Any time I had young players with conditions to become top players and play for the first team, I did it.
“At Porto, Carlos Alberto is still the youngest player to score a goal in a Champions League final.
“In Italy — Davide Santon. He is now at Newcastle but at 17 he was playing for me at Inter against Man United in the last-16 of the Champions League.
“Here at Chelsea it was Claude Makelele on the bench and John Obi Mikel, at 18 years old, playing.
“So any time I have the chance, I’m not afraid to go for it.”