UEFA Youth League: Chelsea 3-0 Anderlecht

April 15, 2016

Chelsea’s defence of their UEFA Youth League title will go all the way to the Final as they reached the showpiece occasion for a second successive year, dismissing Anderlecht 3-0 in Friday’s Semi Final to set up a Monday finale against either Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid. Returning to Nyon’s Stade du Colovray on the shores of Lake Geneva, around the corner from UEFA’s headquarters, the Blues were never really…


The Loan Report: April 4-10

April 10, 2016

Seven of the last eight goals scored by Chelsea loanees have come from those stationed in the Eredivisie, with two more of those arriving this weekend. Marco van Ginkel added to a prolific tally at PSV on Saturday whilst Todd Kane grabbed his first goal for NEC Nijmegen on Sunday. Headliners Kane has had a wonderful season on loan at Nijmegen, just a twenty minute journey down the road from…


Under-18s: Fulham 0-2 Chelsea

April 9, 2016

Little more than twelve hours after booking their place in a fifth consecutive FA Youth Cup Final, Chelsea’s Under-18s ensured they remained in the hunt for a national league title too as they won 2-0 away to West London rivals Fulham. Joe Edwards took charge of an almost entirely different Blues side for the trip to Motspur Park but his even younger charges, with four schoolboys involved, emerged with three…


FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 3-1 Blackburn Rovers (4-1 on aggregate)

April 8, 2016

Chelsea’s Under-18s booked their place in a record-equalling fifth consecutive FA Youth Cup Final on Friday night after seeing off Blackburn Rovers’ best efforts at Stamford Bridge. Holding a single-goal lead from the first leg at Ewood Park a fortnight ago, the young Blues were in no mood to play around during a scintillating first half in which they put the tie beyond all doubt. Goals from Dujon Sterling, Jacob…


Under-21s: Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea

April 4, 2016

Manchester United and Chelsea contested an engaging and entertaining Barclays Under-21 Premier League fixture on Monday evening, eventually sharing the spoils 1-1 at Old Trafford. The game swung back and forth with both teams enjoying good spells and it was Chelsea who capitalised first when Kasey Palmer scored another fine goal to add to his collection. They were unable to add to that lead though and were made to pay…


The Loan Report: March 28 – April 3

April 3, 2016

It was a weekend of free-kicks from the Eredivisie as club football returned from the latest international break. Marco van Ginkel and Lewis Baker each scored a dead-ball effort to kick off the latest edition of the Loan Report. Headliners Van Ginkel has found his return to Dutch football far more favourable than his stay at Stoke, featuring regularly, earning Champions League recognition, and weighing in with the sort of…


Under-18s: Chelsea 6-2 Reading

April 2, 2016

Chelsea returned to Under-18 league action after a prolonged international and Easter break ob Saturday and did so in some style, hammering Reading 6-2 at Cobham in a stunning second half display. Trailing by a goal to nil at half time, the young Blues simply blew away their visitors from Berkshire with half a dozen goals in less than half an hour. Iké Ugbo and Jacob Maddox led the way…