Jack Cork comments on Spending lot again on Players

Swansea City midfielder Jack Cork reckons that his former club Chelsea will once again spend heavily in the summer and it will be detrimental to the younger players at the club.

The blues have invested heavily in their youth facilities over the last decade. The huge revamps in the training facilities coupled with an aggressive hiring policy means that the youth teams at Chelsea feature some of the best youngsters in the world. It is not a surprise that the club has been able to dominate the FA youth cup for the last few years. However, the success at the youth level has not translated into success for the youngsters at the first-team level.

Cork says that this is down to the club’s transfer policy of investing heavily in the players if a campaign is poor. The 2015-16 season was the third season at the club for Jose Mourinho before he was relieved from his duties in December. Providing a manager this amount of time often results in young players starting to appear on the fringes of the first-team. This was certainly the case with players like Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Bertrand Traore making substantial impacts in the first team this season. However, Cork says that such players will struggle to keep their heads above the water when a new manager comes in at the start of next season and brings his own set of players.

"They have won a lot of FA Youth cups so the quality is there, but there is a lot of pressure on them to win titles and win trophies.I do see them spending big in the summer because they have got a history of spending big, haven't they? With a new manager coming in the pressure will be on him to win games - and it might take a while to bring through some of the youngsters,” said Cork.