Ex-Chelsea boss Grant slams Premier League homegrown law

Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant says the Premier League's 'homegrown' rule has hurt the England team.

Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant says the Premier League's 'homegrown' rule has hurt the England team.

The top 20 clubs decreed three years ago that the 25-man squads can include a maximum of 17 overseas stars only.

And former Chelsea, West Ham and Israel boss Grant says the rule is not working.

He told The Sun: “The rule means that to fill the quotas of home grown players we find less-than-average English players in squads.

“Chelsea is one of the worst for this as they do not give hardly any young English players a chance.

“Clubs need home grown players to make up the numbers. As a result they don’t go out on loan any more. Even David Beckham went on loan to Preston when he came through at Manchester United.”

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