A Chelsea Academy Mid-Season Report

January 17, 2021

It’s been a month since Chelsea last played an academy fixture; their 6-1 thumping of Manchester United meant the Development Squad signed off a successful 2020 top of the Premier League 2 table in defence of the title they won after an unbeaten, pandemic-shortened 2019-20 campaign. They were due back last week, as were the Under-18s after a month off themselves, only for the first fixtures of the new calendar…

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The Chelsea Academy Year in Review

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December 31, 2020

It’s been a strange year to say the least, but another fascinating one for Chelsea’s academy, and one not without success. It started in relatively unassuming fashion, at least given what was to come, with a pair of promising wins for the Development Squad, who were unbeaten in the league at the turn of the year into 2020, and challenging for the PL2 title. The Under-18s were in similarly good…

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The Loan Report: December

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December 27, 2020

The last Loan Report of 2020 drops mere days before the January transfer window opens. With 31 players already out on loan and a talented Development Squad bursting at the seams with players ready to test their mettle at the next level, it could be a busy month at Chelsea. Let’s have a look at who could be on the move. Conor Gallagher On the face of things, Conor is…

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FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 8-1 Barnsley

November 29, 2020

The FA Youth Cup tends to bring out the best in Chelsea, even in the early rounds, and in beating Barnsley 8-1 to get their 2020-21 campaign under way on Saturday, the Blues once again laid out their plans to challenge for honours this season. Jude Soonsup-Bell led the way with four goals; a first-half hat-trick added to with an audacious backheeled effort later in the game, while the relentless…

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Previewing The 2020-21 FA Youth Cup Campaign

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November 27, 2020

Saturday (November 28th) sees the return of the FA Youth Cup for Chelsea as they enter the 2020-21 edition at the Third Round stage. Here’s everything you need to know for this season. Chelsea are quite good in the Youth Cup, right? You could say that. Their nine competition wins place them second all-time behind Manchester United and they dominated much of the last decade, reaching nine finals since 2010…

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