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

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March 16, 2019

This isn’t the sort of match Chelsea lose in academy football, but then this season hasn’t been quite the same as those that have preceded it, so perhaps the stoppage-time defeat to Brighton at Cobham was appropriate. The highs of the last half a decade are not easily repeatable; success is not guaranteed, and it’s easy to overreact when it comes to an end. Last weekend’s defeat to Arsenal all…

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UEFA Youth League: Chelsea 2-1 Montpellier

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March 13, 2019

On a day where they had watched fellow English clubs Tottenham and Manchester United defeated in their pursuit of the UEFA Youth League, some Chelsea players might have feared that they too would fall by the wayside. After all, things come in threes, according to lore. Or perhaps they don’t. The Blues had lost just four times in 43 outings in the competition dating back to its inception 2013, one…

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The Loan Report: March 4-10

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March 10, 2019

Following last week’s goal glut, there’s just one to mention in this week’s Loan Report, but it comes from the one player you can be absolutely assured of being in Chelsea blue next season. Headliners For the time being, however, Christian Pulisic remains a Dortmund player. Having spent the last fortnight on the treatment table with a hamstring problem, he was back on the bench for Saturday’s seemingly routine home…

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Day Of Mixed Fortunes For Academy Teams

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March 8, 2019

Tabloid reports early this week indicated Bundesliga clubs were set to ‘load up’ planes to London to take in a pair of high-profile academy fixtures on Friday featuring Chelsea. Whether the influx happened at Arsenal’s training ground for an Under-18 league clash, or for the Premier League 2 date against Manchester City at a rain-soaked Aldershot, they’ll have gone home with plenty of food for thought, if they even came…

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The Loan Report: February 25 – March 3

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March 3, 2019

A pair of forwards with aspirations of earning a Chelsea future scored this week, as did a striker and a midfielder who may both already have one foot out of the door, and one other player who is almost certainly not coming back. It’s time for the Loan Report. Headliners Michy Batshuayi has generally scored goals wherever he’s been. That trend has continued at Crystal Palace, where he now has…

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Under-18s: Aston Villa 0-1 Chelsea

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March 2, 2019

You remember the hammerings, the emphatic victories, the moments of glory. You don’t often remember the battles won on the way there, but they all count, and they all have meaning. And so, as Chelsea’s Under-18s continue to chase down Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in hope of clinching not just a fifth straight Southern section title, but also in a bid to retain their national crown, this 1-0 win away…

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Development Squad: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Chelsea

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March 1, 2019

They had an extra man for the entire second half, they hit the woodwork and they missed sitters, but Chelsea’s Development Squad couldn’t quite find the winning recipe away to Tottenham Hotspur in Friday night’s Premier League 2 action at Stevenage’s Lamex Stadium. A Richard Nartey own goal had proved to be a setback for a Blues side that had started brightly in chilly Hertfordshire, but the match would swing…

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The Loan Report: February 18-24

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February 24, 2019

So, to the Loan Army. Batshuayi, Hazard and Alvaro Morata all scored this weekend, which is probably something we’ve never said about Chelsea before, and might not in future either. As we still try to work out what happens after Wembley for the first team, let’s have a bit of light relief and catch up on the last seven days. Headliners Morata thought he’d scored earlier in midweek against Juventus…

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Under-18s: Chelsea 6-0 Swansea City

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February 23, 2019

Chelsea’s Under-18s recorded their biggest win of the season so far as they defeated Swansea City 6-0 at Cobham on Saturday. In their first competitive action for 42 days, the Blues looked keen to make up for lost time, and were in a comfortable position at half time courtesy of goals from George Nunn and Thierno Ballo. Pierre Ekwah Elimby added a third before then being sent off, but the…

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UEFA Youth League: Chelsea 3-1 Monaco

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February 19, 2019

Chelsea produced their finest academy performance of the season to reach the UEFA Youth League last sixteen as they beat Monaco 3-1 at Cobham on Tuesday evening. It was a performance that was required against one of the toughest opponents they’ve faced this, or any, season, as the French side featured a number of expensively-assembled talents alongside their home-grown best in a team where several came with first-team experience. They…

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