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Chelsea chief Gourlay: Young players will get their chance

Chelsea chief Ron Gourlay insists the club's transfer policy has not changed.

Gourlay is adamant the club's academy talent will be given a chance.

"Our target is very much to be back competing," Gourlay told chelseafc.com. "Last year was a difficult year for us. We came off the back of a very successful year winning the Double, the most successful year we've had ever as a football club.

"That brings a lot of challenges for the football club and the expectations are very high and it's fair to say our performances and results didn't meet the expectations of the football club. That's history now and we will move on.

"We expect to be competing for all major trophies next season, that's our goal. We will strengthen the side if the correct players become available that allow us to strengthen our side but the basis of the team will be very much the same as we have in place today.

"The strategy has not changed, you will still see the introduction to the first team of our Academy players. There were four who broke into the side last year and I fully expect that to continue in the future."

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