The Loan Report: December 11-17

December 17, 2017

Our loan attentions turn towards the Netherlands this week, where Marco van Ginkel and Mason Mount continue to earn positive reviews. Headliners Van Ginkel was, once again, front and centre for PSV as he struck twice away to Groningen (where Todd Kane played the last fifteen minutes) in midweek, and added another at home to ADO Den Haag on Saturday night. Two of his three tallies were penalties, but he’s…


FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 4-0 Scunthorpe United

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December 15, 2017

Chelsea’s quest for a fifth successive FA Youth Cup is off and running after they beat Scunthorpe United 4-0 in the Third Round at Aldershot’s EBB Stadium on Friday night. The Blues were dominant from start to finish, but all too often found their finishing letting them down, only giving the scoreline the emphasis it deserved late in the day. Callum Hudson-Odoi led the way with another virtuoso display, whilst…


The Drive For Five In A Row: A 2017-18 FA Youth Cup Preview

December 14, 2017

Manchester United are the only club to have won the FA Cup on five successive occasions, dominating the competition during its infancy in the 1950s, and the success cemented a philosophy that has seen the club feature at least one academy graduate in every single senior fixture for more than 80 years. As Chelsea embark upon a campaign in which they hope to join the Busby Babes in the history…


Under-18s: Tottenham Hotspur 4-4 Chelsea

December 9, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s recovered from three two-goal deficits to claim a point in a remarkable 4-4 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in Enfield on Saturday morning. The Blues trailed 2-0 to early goals from Reo Griffiths and Timothy Eyoma and, although Daishawn Redan reduced the arrears, an unfortunate own goal by Marc Guehi sent them in for half time with work still to do. A Conor Gallagher penalty gave them hope; hope…


Development Squad: Milton Keynes 0-4 Chelsea

December 6, 2017

Chelsea’s Development squad booked their place in the last sixteen of the Checkatrade Trophy with a resounding 4-0 victory at Milton Keynes on Wednesday evening. With manager Joe Edwards fielding a team including first-team squad players Michy Batshuayi, Eduardo, Kenedy, Kyle Scott, Ethan Ampadu and Charly Musonda against a makeshift home team, the match was never likely to be much of a contest, and so it proved. Batshuayi netted a…


Development Squad: Chelsea 1-3 Liverpool

November 25, 2017

Chelsea’s Development Squad suffered Saturday afternoon frustration as they were beaten 3-1 by league leaders Liverpool in an entertaining fixture Cobham. Taking to the academy match pitch just two hours after Jody Morris’ Under-18s had dismantled West Ham, Joe Edwards’ boys faced a much sterner test of their credentials against the Premier League 2’s finest, but they gave a good account of themselves and would have beaten lesser teams with…


Under-18s: Chelsea 7-0 West Ham United

November 25, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s recorded a comprehensive 7-0 win against a very youthful West Ham United side at Cobham on Saturday morning. The Hammers, who featured three schoolboys in their defence, and introduced three more as substitutes, were no match for a Chelsea team that blew them away from the off. Jonathan Russell, Marc Guehi, Clinton Mola and Tariq Uwakwe all struck first-half goals, whilst Charlie Brown came off the bench to…


Development Squad: Tottenham Hotspur 2-3 Chelsea

November 18, 2017

Chelsea’s Development Squad recorded their first win since August in defeating Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 at their training ground in Enfield on Saturday. Joe Edwards’ side had shown a marked improvement on the pitch in recent weeks, without the results to show for it, but a Martell Taylor-Crossdale brace and a late penalty from Callum Hudson-Odoi ensured they would pick up a much-needed – and deserved – three points. Dan Davies’…


Under-18s: Chelsea 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

November 17, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s extended their unbeaten run at home to 959 days on Friday night as they edged a narrow 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at Cobham in the Under-18 Premier League. Squaring off against the Seagulls for the second time in a fortnight, the Blues were guilty of wasting a number of good chances on a cold November night where they should have won more comfortably, and it…


Under-18s: Brighton & Hove Albion 0-3 Chelsea

November 4, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 3-0 win away to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Under-18 Premier League Cup. Daishawn Redan and Marc Guehi each found the back of the net at the end of a somewhat turgid first half, whilst Charlie Brown added to the tally shortly before the hour mark, as the Blues bounced back from a woeful 4-0 defeat at Southampton in…