​Guus Hiddink plans to promote several promising academy products to the Chelsea first-team squad​ Sky Sports report.

The Blues' defence of their Premier League crown vanished with a whimper and, with only seven games of the campaign remaining, the club are currently languishing in mid-table with little to play for. 

However, Hiddink has decided now is the perfect opportunity to blood Chelsea's rising stars and ensure they get some much needed experience.

Rueben Loftus-Cheek and Kenedy both started Saturday's 4-0 demolition of Aston Villa whilst January signing Matt Miazga made his full debut and the Dutchman has vowed to continue to give youngsters the chance to impress.

Speaking after the match, Hiddink said "I always like to bring in the youngsters and now for the rest of the season we have the opportunity to bring in more frequently those guys.

"It is good to see guys life Loftus-Cheek and (Jake) Clarke-Salter coming in. Of course, we cannot win anything anymore which makes it a little easier, so on the other hand it would be interesting to see guys like Loftus-Cheek come in and play when there is something at stake, with the pressure.

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"But then it is more difficult to bring in three or four who haven't had the experience."

Hiddink has only lost one of the 28 Premier League matches he has taken charge of in his two caretaker spells at Stamford Bridge yet he is not worried about damaging that impressive record.

The 69-year-old went on to add "Of course it would be nice to be unbeaten, from December on, but it is rather personal, although not that important for me.

"When you have young kids there is more of a risk of failure as you give them that experience, so the risk of a defeat is higher as well.

"But I prefer that to saying I want my personal record to the end of the season, I prefer to give the youngsters a chance."

Up next for the Blues is a visit to face Swansea who will be eager to record a win to secure their top-flight status.