Former Blue explains the biggest problem facing the club currently

Former Chelsea player Eddie Newton believes the Blues have got too many young inexperienced players who aren’t ready to compete at the top level on a consistent basis.

Newton played for the club in the 90s and established himself as a fan favourite, and became a coach at Chelsea after hanging up his boots.

The 52-year-old was assistant to Roberto Di Matteo in the 2012 campaign which saw the club win their first ever Champions League on that famous night in Munich.

The Blues are currently ninth in the table and have gone back to back seasons without silverware for the first time since 2003, and also face the possibility of missing out on European football for the second year running.

Newton, who knows what it takes to win trophies at Stamford Bridge having won them as a both a player and a coach was on talkSPORT recently to discuss what he believes has gone wrong at his former club.

“The problem is that, for me, there are too many young players that have not got the experience to compete at this level on a consistent basis”, Newton said.

“The strategy I think they’ve gone for is almost like they’ve gone for a long-term strategy with a young squad in a competition that is all about short-term gain.”

The Blue’s already inexperienced squad is about to become more inexperienced with Thiago Silva confirming on Monday he will be leaving the club at the end of the season after four years in west London.

This summer is so important for the club, who have got to make the right decisions in the transfer window, and address the lack of experience and leadership within the squad, which has cost Chelsea on numerous occasions this campaign.

There’s no doubt the Blues have a lot of talent in their ranks, but they need some experienced heads in there to help guide the next generation.

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