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Chelsea boss Ancelotti: McEachran was ready

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti had no problem playing Josh McEachran in yesterday's defeat at Manchester City.

The build-up to the match was dominated by injuries, with City down to four fit defenders and Chelsea without the likes of Frank Lampard, Salomon Kalou and Yossi Benayoun.

Ancelotti gave a Premier League debut to 17-year-old midfielder McEachran, who came off the bench for the final 10 minutes, and the manager insisted he is happy with the strength of his squad.

"I think we had on the bench considerable opportunity to change the players," Ancelotti said. "McEachran played only 10 minutes but he played well. You have to have confidence in your young players, and we do."

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