Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has urged patience from his board over plans to bring through more of their young players.
He said: "The new philosophy at Chelsea is to bring some young boys through the system. OK, I'll try to do that. But first I need to win some more games and some more competitions.
"When we arrive in a better position, we have one or two young players we can put into training with the first team.
"But it's not so easy to put young players into the Champions League and the Premier League.
"We need to be patient, take our time with them."