Under-18s: Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

February 28, 2015

Chelsea completed their Under-18 fixtures for the first part of the season with a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Cobham on Saturday morning. The Blues, who now advance into an eight-team group featuring Middlesbrough, Manchester United, Everton and four more to be decided in order to determine a national champion, fell behind to a Ryan Loft penalty but responded well. Jeremie Boga’s return from injury sparked a second-half turnaround…


UEFA Youth League: Chelsea 3-1 Zenit St. Petersburg

February 25, 2015

Chelsea secured a Quarter Final berth in the UEFA Youth League for the second consecutive season after beating Zenit St Petersburg 3-1 at Aldershot on Wednesday night. The Blues fell behind early on to a well taken free kick but were able to find their stride in short order and drew level courtesy of Dominic Solanke’s 28th goal of the season. Kasey Palmer’s arrival from the substitutes bench at half…


The Loan Report: February 16-22

February 22, 2015

Our recent fine run of loanee goalscoring continued again this week as Patrick Bamford entered double figures in the league for Middlesbrough in midweek before Victor Moses and Mohamed Salah added to their tallies on the weekend. We begin with Bamford. Headliners Middlesbrough went into their midweek trip to Birmingham City knowing they had a chance of putting a bit of daylight between themselves and the rest of the chasing…


Under-18s: Chelsea 1-2 Reading

February 21, 2015

Chelsea’s Under-18s suffered a first defeat since early November on Saturday as they lost 2-1 at home to Reading, who were coincidentally the last side to best the Blues this season. Chelsea, who have already secured top spot in the South league table ahead of the upcoming split to decide the national champion, were ahead with three minutes on the clock through Miro Muheim, but Reading played well for long…


Under-21s: Chelsea 3-4 Fulham

February 19, 2015

Chelsea’s Premier League International Cup campaign came to an end at the Quarter Final stage on Thursday night after they ended up on the wrong side of a topsy-turvy fixture against West London neighbours Fulham, going down 4-3 at Aldershot’s Electrical Services Stadium. Moussa Dembele gave the visitors a very early lead but Lewis Baker equalised from the spot, only for Patrick Roberts to restore Fulham’s lead instantly. Jordan Houghton…


FA Youth Cup: Newcastle United 0-3 Chelsea (AET)

February 16, 2015

Chelsea’s Under-18s made it into the Semi Finals of the FA Youth Cup for a sixth straight season as they turned in a battling display away to Newcastle United to run out 2-0 winners after Extra Time. Izzy Brown missed an early penalty and despite dominating for long stretches, Chelsea were unable to win in normal time. Brown made amends with a well-taken goal early in extra time before Dominic…


The Loan Report: February 9-15

February 15, 2015

Following a few months of Chelsea’s England-based loanees getting the job done, they firmly handed over to their continental counterparts this week. We have four goals to bring you from action on the other side of the Channel, beginning with a wonderfully in-form Bertrand Traore. Headliners Vitesse weren’t enjoying the best of seasons until the end of November, and particularly found themselves struggling in front of goal. Manager Peter Bosz…


Under-18s: Fulham 1-2 Chelsea

February 13, 2015

Chelsea ensured they will finish top of the Under-18 League’s South table this season as they defeated West London neighbours Fulham 2-1 on Friday. The Blues had already secured qualification for the top tier of play for the final two months of the season but goals from Ali Suljic and Mukhtar Ali mean they can no longer be overtaken at the summit, a proud achievement for the entire squad. With…


Under-21s: Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea

February 9, 2015

Chelsea’s Under-21s lost for just the third time this season on Monday night as they were defeated 2-1 by an experienced Manchester United team at Leigh Sports Village. A disappointingly cagey first half gave way to a far more entertaining second in which Dominic Solanke opened the scoring to give the Blues a deserved lead. Andreas Pereira’s deflected free kick restored parity in the 69th minute before another delivery from…


The Loan Report: February 2-8

February 8, 2015

After a few weeks of handing things over to the supporting cast, Chelsea’s top two loan performers of the season return to centre stage in this week’s Loan Report. Patrick Bamford and Bertrand Traore have stood out for their all-round performances as much as their goalscoring antics and the left-footed duo were both on target this past weekend. Headliners Bamford was held off the scoresheet last time out against Brentford…