The Blues qualified for the competition’s quarter-finals afterthey Everton 2-1 on Wednesday night, with 17-year-old Ethan Ampadu and Charly Musonda in the starting line-up.
And the Italian is adamant he will continue playing his young players despite the competition entering its latter stages.
“I think that in these type of games the young players are improving – to see Ampadu tonight is important because we know we have many young players we can improve and give them opportunities.
“These young players want to improve and work and to see them doing the training session, I am very happy.”
He added: “It will be difficult as there are strong teams, but we want to try to give our young players the opportunity to have these type of games. You have to take risks if you want to develop young players, you have to give them chance to play in tough games.”