• FA Youth Cup Final: Manchester City 3-2 Chelsea
  • Previewing The 2019-20 FA Youth Cup Final
  • FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United
  • The Loan Report: October
  • The Chelsea Academy Class of 2020
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FA Youth Cup Final: Manchester City 3-2 Chelsea

You can’t win them all. Chelsea and Manchester City have dominated the FA Youth Cup scene for the last decade – this was the Blues’ eighth final in the last nine seasons – but while the former have enjoyed six wins in that time, City have suffered defeat four times on the grand stage; three of those against Chelsea. They finally got their measure of revenge on Monday night in…

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Previewing The 2019-20 FA Youth Cup Final

The more things change, the more they stay the same. For the fourth time in six seasons, Chelsea and Manchester City will contest the FA Youth Cup Final, and in the two campaigns they didn’t square off in the showpiece occasion in 2018 and 2019, each racked up an additional Final appearance. You have to go back to 2011 to find the last time one of them didn’t reach the…

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FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United

In a year where everything we know has been turned upside down and nothing is what it seems any more, football can bring a soothing familiarity to settle you back down. For the eighth time in ten seasons, Chelsea have reached the FA Youth Cup Final, and set up a fourth clash with Manchester City since 2015 after beating their neighbours Manchester United 1-0 at St George’s Park on Friday…

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The Loan Report: October

33 players, 33 comments. October’s Loan Report features a bumper crop of Chelsea loanees, driven by a pandemic-influenced transfer market in which any plans for trimming the fat around the edges of this particular arm of development strategy have been put well and truly on hold until calmer waters can be found. With plenty to catch up on, let’s get stuck in. Ethan Ampadu, Sheffield United Had to bide his…

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The Loan Report: September

September has seen the 2020-21 season get in to full swing across Europe and with it has come the expansion of the latest Loan Army. Almost three dozen Chelsea players are out on loan now and, with the domestic transfer window in England for Football League clubs still open until mid-October, it’s set to grow further still. Uwakwe finds early success Every player wants to make an instant impression when…

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