UEFA Youth League: Chelsea 2-2 FC Porto (Chelsea win 5-4 on penalties)

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April 20, 2018

Chelsea will take their place in Monday’s UEFA Youth League Final after a nerve-wracking Semi Final against FC Porto at Nyon’s Stade Colovray was decided on penalties. The Blues, who led through Daishawn Redan’s first-half goal, found themselves starting at elimination with ten minutes remaining, as substitute Joao Mario added to Diogo Quierós’ equaliser to give the Portuguese the ascendancy. Josh Grant produced a captain’s goal to equalise at the…

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Under-18s: Chelsea 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur

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April 18, 2018

Chelsea’s imperious unbeaten Under-18 home record, stretching back more than three years, finally came to an end on Wednesday afternoon as a young Blues side succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur. With the South league title already in the bag and the UEFA Youth League Finals weekend ahead in Switzerland this Friday and Monday, almost no risks were taken with players likely to take part…

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The Loan Report: April 9-15

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April 15, 2018

The final weeks of the season are upon us and with them come opportunities to clinch silverware. Marco van Ginkel did just that this weekend, and will lead off our headliners as the captain of the newly-crowned Dutch champions, whilst Iké Ugbo joins him after finding the net for Milton Keynes. Headliners Van Ginkel has been amongst PSV’s best players all season long, captaining a side that has been head…

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Under-18s: West Ham United 1-5 Chelsea

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April 14, 2018

Chelsea are champions of the Under-18 Premier League South for a fourth year in a row after defeating West Ham United 5-1 at Little Heath on Saturday morning. The Blues also surpassed last season’s total of 52 points – with two games to spare – with a resounding win that owed much to a devastating first half in which the majority of the damage was done. Charlie Brown scored a…

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Development Squad: Chelsea 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

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April 13, 2018

A brace of free kicks from Keanan Bennetts consigned Chelsea’s Development Squad to defeat in their final home fixture of the season against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night. The Blues were disappointing in front of almost 3,000 fans at Stamford Bridge, struggling to break down a Spurs team that had been reduced to ten men before half time when Christian Maghoma was dismissed for a pair of fouls on Daishawn…

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FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 4-0 Birmingham City (7-0 agg)

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April 10, 2018

To the casual observer it might have become predictable a long time ago. The FA Youth Cup starts in August of every season, invites more than 700 clubs from across the lands to enter, and in the end Chelsea reach the Final. Yet to discredit the work done by each crop with every passing year would be doing them a disservice. Jody Morris’ latest vintage will take their place in…

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