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Mourinho: England future can be found at Chelsea

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes his academy can produce the backbone of future England teams.

Sunday's trip to QPR marks Chelsea's 700th game under the ownership of Roman Abramovich.

Mourinho said: "Will the next 700 games under him be good for the English national side? I believe so. In the first team, we had some important players in the national team.

"John Terry, Ashley Cole, Joe Cole, Frank Lampard, Wayne Bridge, Shaun Wright-Phillips. We had a nucleus of four, five players that were always in the national team.

"Now we are going through a period where it's just about Gary Cahill. But we have some young boys coming into the first-team. Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] is already here. Normally, in a few years they should be there [in the national side]."

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