Both Newcastle and Sunderland failed to progress to the fourth round of the League Cup, losing to Sheffield Wednesday and Manchester City respectively in the third round of the competition.
Former West Ham United and Sunderland midfielder Hutchison has criticised the team selection of Steve McClaren and Dick Advocaat on Twitter.
Although the League Cup is generally seen by Premier League clubs as a competition to give chances to youngsters, Hutchison is right.
Newcastle and Sunderland are both struggling in the league, and they needed a positive result in the League Cup.
Fielding their best available teams would have given them a better chance of winning, but neither McClaren nor Advocaat did that.