Under-18s: Chelsea 1-0 Reading

August 19, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s maintained their winning start to the new season by defeating Reading 1-0 at Cobham on Saturday morning. An early strike from Dutch winger Juan Castillo ultimately proved enough to secure all three points for Jody Morris’ side, although they could and perhaps should have recorded a more handsome victory, such was the extent of their overall dominance. Castillo starting ahead of Tariq Uwakwe was the solitary change from…


Development Squad: Chelsea 2-0 Derby County

August 18, 2017

Chelsea’s Development Squad recorded their first win of the new season on Friday night as they defeated Derby County 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. Second-half goals from Reece James and Luke McCormick secured all three points for Joe Edwards’ youngsters, who remain unbeaten from their first three outings in 2017-18 after draws away to Manchester City and Plymouth Argyle. Dan Davies’ must-see match gallery is available HERE. This fixture represented their…


Non-League Trio Pen Chelsea Academy Deals

August 17, 2017

Chelsea have today handed short-term academy scholarship contracts to a trip of non-league prospects as they look to bolster their Under-18 numbers. Left-back Renedi Masampu and wingers Adebambo Akinjogbin and Tushaun Walters have each penned rolling deals after impressing during the pre-season campaign and will bring much-needed depth to a group that has seen a host of players move on up to Development Squad level and that will be depleted…


The Loan Report: August 7-13

READING, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Lucas Piazon of Fulham celebrates scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Fulham at Madejski Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Reading, England. (Photo by Harry Hubbard/Getty Images)
August 13, 2017

The new loan season got firmly back into the swing of things this week, with a host of leagues getting their new campaigns underway, including the Premier League, where this term Chelsea have a record number of their players plying their trade. There’s plenty to catch up on, so let’s get stuck in. Headliners The first of four goals scored over the past seven days came courtesy of Lucas Piazon,…


Under-18s: Aston Villa 0-2 Chelsea

August 12, 2017

Chelsea got the defence of their Under-18 Premier League title off to a winning start on Saturday morning as they defeated Aston Villa 2-0 at Bodymoor Heath. Villa were the only team that the Blues failed to beat last season, holding them to a pair of draws, but early second half goals from Charlie Brown and George McEachran secured three opening day points for Jody Morris’ boys. With a quartet…


Development Squad: Manchester City 0-0 Chelsea

August 11, 2017

Chelsea’s Development Squad kicked off the new Premier League 2 season with a goalless draw away to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Friday night. A marquee match-up between the two best on-pitch academies in the country opened the campaign some three months after they met in a third consecutive FA Youth Cup Final and, despite many of those involved having featured in those showpiece spectacles, there was plenty…


The 2017-18 Chelsea Academy Season Preview: Under-18s

August 9, 2017

We often say at the outset of each new Under-18 season that it’s becoming increasingly harder to continue the feats achieved by the previous generation. The class of 2017-18 are this year tasked with living up to an historic treble trophy haul from 2016-17, that included a fourth successive FA Youth Cup, and that was secured in record-breaking fashion. It was all the more remarkable for the fact that it…


The 2017-18 Chelsea Academy Season Preview: Development Squad

Chelsea Under 18 manager Joe Edwards on the touchline
August 8, 2017

The bar has been raised. Not only do Chelsea’s academy teams have to live up to a comprehensively successful 2016-17 campaign in which their Under-18s completed a clean sweep of trophies in the coming season, they approach the big kick-off at the end of a summer that has seen a host of those who have gone before them move on from Stamford Bridge in search of pastures new and opportunities…


The Loan Report: August 1-6

August 6, 2017

We’re back for a new season! No fewer than 25 Chelsea players have already secured themselves loan moves for the 2017-18 season and, with the English Football League getting underway this weekend, the Loan Report returns to keep tabs on each and every one of them. Headliners The most notable performance of the opening day of the campaign belonged to Jamal Blackman, who helped Sheffield United to a winning start…


Young Blues win in Bergerac

July 30, 2017

Sébastien Chapuis is an English football television pundit on Canal+ and SFR Sport in France since 2013. He is currently studying to obtain his UEFA A Licence. Seb is the U19s Coach of Poitiers FC. You can follow him on Twitter @SebC__. Here’s a little report from my trip to Bergerac which has been a pleasant week end, in a pretty little village I never went to before, after an…