Under-18s: Chelsea 1-0 Charlton Athletic

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January 29, 2011

Football’s a funny old game. For much of the 2010-11 season, Chelsea’s Under-18s have played well, but struggled for luck and results. On a remarkably cold Saturday morning at home to Charlton, however, that took a swing in the opposite direction. Having been second best for much of the morning, a strong finish from the Blues saw a last-gasp Walter Figueira goal clinch three points which will bring much warmth….

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Young Blues Duo Head Out On Loan

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January 26, 2011

In moves which had been expected, Gael Kakuta and Patrick van Aanholt both secured loan deals on Wednesday for the remainder of the 2010/11 season. French forward Kakuta will be making the short trip to Fulham, where he will bolster an attack which has been hit by injuries for much of the season to date. Dutch full-back van Aanholt, meanwhile, will return to The Championship for a third time in…

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Reserves: Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

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January 25, 2011

In less celebrated surroundings than last Thursday’s meeting, Arsenal claimed victory in the second of three clashes against Chelsea in the space of thirteen days. A solitary Carlos Vela goal from the penalty spot on the stroke of half time ensured the Gunners took the spoils in FA Premier Reserve League action behind closed doors at London Colney on Tuesday afternoon. In appalling conditions, the match was not one which…

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The Loan Report: January 17-23

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January 23, 2011

Over the last few weeks, developments on the loan front have meant that this regular feature has become somewhat shorter than usual. With loans ending and winter breaks in European leagues, there has typically not been a great deal to report upon, but we return this week with news on the young Blues who are still plying their trade away from home. Rhys Taylor leads this week’s headliners, although for…

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Under-18s: Fulham 5-1 Chelsea

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January 22, 2011

Chelsea’s youth team came back to earth with a bump on Saturday morning, suffering their heaviest defeat of the season. Barely 36 hours since defeating Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in the FA Youth Cup, many of that team were back in action at Motspur Park for league fixture with Fulham. However, a Marcello Trotta hat-trick put Dermot Drummy’s team to the sword as the Cottagers ran out 5-1 winners. Drummy…

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FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal

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January 20, 2011

Last season’s FA Youth Cup run ended with a dramatic late winner in front of a healthy crowd at Stamford Bridge. Some things don’t change. In front of over 7,000 fans at the home of the English Champions and defending Youth Cup holders, a brace from Milan Lalkovic – including a stoppage time winner – ensured that the Blues will continue their defence of the trophy for at least one…

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Young Blues Set For Arsenal Triple Header

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January 19, 2011

It’s a fixture which is keenly anticipated regardless of the level at which it’s played. Chelsea vs Arsenal conjures up all manner of memories from down the years – we’ll leave you to reminisce about your own – and the coming thirteen days could add fresh moments to savour. Granted, the fixtures come at youth level, where the two clubs will go head to head three times in that spell,…

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FA Youth Cup: Sunderland 0-2 Chelsea

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January 13, 2011

The current FA Youth Cup holders got their defence of the trophy off to a strong start on Wednesday lunchtime with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Sunderland. Second half goals from Nathaniel Chalobah and George Saville ensured that Chelsea came away from the tie with a place in the fourth round, and a meeting with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. The match, which was originally scheduled for mid-December but repeatedly fell…

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The Loan Report: January 1-9

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January 9, 2011

The winter period is a tough time for the fixtures list. Matches come at unusual intervals and on unusual days, whilst some countries decide to simply take a rest at this time. For the aspiring young footballer on loan, it can prove to be an eye-opening time. The first loan round-up of 2011 will take in the events of the last week and a half, with a very anglo-centric look,…

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Comings And Goings For Young Left-Backs

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January 6, 2011

Amongst the media furore about Carlo Ancelotti’s future, there has actually been stuff worth reporting on today. Chelsea are considerably well stocked in the left-back department and today have made decisions on the short-term futures of two of their hopeful prospects. First, in a move which has been rumoured for the past week, Ben Gordon is set to join Scunthorpe United until the end of the season, having spent the…

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