• The Chelsea Academy Class of 2017
  • Summer Self-Scouting: Mario Pašalić

FA Youth Cup Final First Leg: Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea

If ever a match could be described as a cagey affair, whilst simultaneously being played at breakneck pace and featuring numerous chances, then it was this first leg of the latest instalment of the Manchester City vs Chelsea FA Youth Cup franchise. In the opening gambit of the third year in a row in which the country’s two leading academies go head-to-head in the Under-18 showpiece occasion, it’s very much…


The Loan Report: April 10-17

We’re approaching the last few games of the season and, despite it being a quiet week overall on the loan front, the stakes are increasingly high for the majority of Chelsea’s army of loanees. Headliners After a glut of goals the last time we were with you, we’re only able to bring you a solitary effort from Tammy Abraham this time around, but it was enough to maintain the streak…


FA Youth Cup: Previewing the 2016-17 Final

For many, a third consecutive FA Youth Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester City will only serve to confirm their fears that the financial largesse that exists at the top of the English game has well and truly made its way down to the academy ranks, with the two biggest-spending clubs in the country now dominant at junior level as well. Others will view it as a positive thing; almost…