Chelsea chief Michael Emenalo believes the depth of the current squad is the best it's ever been.

Emenalo says using the loan system has strengthened their young players' development.

"When I came here six years ago we had great players but what we had below those great players were players too young and too far apart to be able to integrate them.

"Now we have great players and they are not so far apart.

"Now we have a player like Frank Lampard at 35 but then we have quality players in Ramires, John Mikel Obi, Michael Essien and Marco van Ginkel, and then we have from the Academy young players who can come in and do the job like Nathaniel Chalobah and Josh McEachran."

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