I will rotate Chelsea squad, says Mourinho

The Blues boss says that he has too many fixtures to stick with one preferred XI and intends to give every one of his charges the chance to impress in the first team
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has pledged that all of his players will get a chance to stake a claim for a first-team place over the coming weeks.

The Portuguese has an embarrassment of riches at his disposal heading into the club's Premier League opener at Burnley on Monday, with the Blues squad bolstered during the close-season with Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Filipe Luis and Didier Drogba.

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Mourinho, though, does not expect his packed squad to be frustrated as there will be more than enough fixtures on his plate to have to rotate.

"You play 60 matches a season and you cannot play with the same players every time," he the club's official website.

"In the first three weeks you have one match per week but, after that, the cups start, the Champions League, internationals, so you have to rotate players.

"Everybody will have a chance. Nobody will feel as though they are first choice or second choice.

"For example, in midfield we have [John Obi] Mikel, [Nemanja] Matic, Ramires, Fabregas and [Marco] van Ginkel, so everybody will play and will feel useful, important."

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