Premier League table based on how many minutes clubs give players aged 22 or under
A lot has been made of Callum Hudson-Odoi’s apparent desire to leave Chelsea for Bayern Munich this month. The 18-year-old has made just three appearances in the Premier League for the Blues this season - all of which have come from the substitutes bench. And the winger clearly believes he has more chance of regular first-team football at the Bundesliga champions than he does at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have certainly gained the unwarranted reputation of being reluctant to field exciting young players in the past, with countless starlets coming through their academy only to see their path to the first-team blocked. And it seems Chelsea haven’t learned their lesson. A study from the BBC have crunched the numbers and worked out how many minutes clubs have given players aged 22 or under. And it’s no surprise to see Chelsea languishing in 19th place in the table. Hudson-Odoi and Andreas Christensen are the only Chelsea players aged 22 or under to have played in the Premier League, totalling just 151 minutes. But who has played fewer younger players than Chelsea? Cardiff City. Neil Warnock’s side haven’t given a single minute to a player aged 22 or under. Remarkable. THE 'GIVE KIDS A CHANCE' LEAGUE TABLE Take a look at the full table, which the BBC are calling the 'give kids a chance' table: Leicester - 8373 minutesArsenal - 4467 minutesEverton - 4455 minutesWest Ham - 4134 minutesTottenham - 4083 minutesWolves - 3962 minutesHuddersfield - 3089 minutesLiverpool - 2553 minutesBournemouth - 2400 minutesManchester United - 2009 minutesFulham - 1975 minutesCrystal Palace - 1965 minutesSouthampton - 1671 minutesNewcastle - 1409 minutesManchester City - 1107 minutesBrighton - 863 minutesBurnley - 440 minutesWatford - 296 minutesChelsea - 151 minutesCardiff - 0 minutes Impressively, Leicester have given almost double the amount of minutes to players aged 22 or under than any other side. The likes of Ben Chilwell, James Madison and Wilfred Ndidi have all featured heavy for the Foxes this season. As for Arsenal, midfield duo Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi have played plenty of minutes in the league this season, along with winger Alex Iwobi. Making up the top three is Marco Silva’s Everton with Richarlson, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ademola Lookman all making regular appearances for the first-team. Of course, while playing youngsters should be applauded, it certainly doesn’t guarantee success with Leicester, Arsenal and Everton all suffering rather inconsistent campaigns to date.