Under-18s: Southampton 1-3 Chelsea

August 11, 2018

Another Chelsea Under-18 season is off and running as the young Blues recorded a 3-1 opening-day win at Southampton on Saturday morning. Having previously come unstuck on the South Coast in each of their last two visits, the fixture looked to be a particularly tricky one to kick things off with when the schedule was released a month ago, but a resilient performance saw then emerge victorious. Late first half…


Chelsea Academy Season Preview 2018-19: Under-18s

August 9, 2018

Well, how do you improve on that? We asked the same question a year ago when Jody Morris’ Under-18s went into the 2017-18 season off the back of an historic treble-winning campaign. Their answer was to go one better, securing a quadruple success in which they retained all three trophies – including a record fifth successive FA Youth Cup – and added the inaugural Under-18 Premier League Cup to their…


Chelsea Academy Season Preview 2018-19: Development Squad

August 8, 2018

No one academy season is like the one that preceded it; the very nature of youth development encourages progression, change, and the eternal hope of feeding players through the system and into professional football. As we get ready for the big kick-off of the 2018-19 Chelsea academy season, things look markedly different, even by usual standards. We’ll cover a new-look Under-18 team tomorrow but today’s focus is squarely on Joe…


The Loan Report: July 30 – August 5

August 5, 2018

The Loan Report returns for another season – the ninth in a row on TheChels.net – and with 22 players already out and about, there’s plenty to sink our teeth into. Headliners Mason Mount, as he did so often last season, made the headlines on the opening weekend of the Football League campaign by scoring on his Derby County debut. Working under Chelsea legends Frank Lampard and Jody Morris at…