Under-18s: Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa

August 31, 2019

For all of their remarkable exploits in recent years, Chelsea have struggled to impose themselves against Aston Villa in Under-18 football during that time. After scoring 24 times against them in three matches during the 2014-15 season, they’ve not beaten them by more than a single goal at Cobham, and only achieved the feat once in total since. So, despite emerging with a fourth successive win to maintain their 100%…


Development Squad: Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

August 30, 2019

It took a stoppage-time equaliser for the second week in a row, but Chelsea remain unbeaten in Development Squad action so far this season, as they came from behind to claim a point in another 2-2 draw. Follow @ChelseaYouthPix on Twitter for the best match photos as always. Last Friday in Manchester, it was Billy Gilmour and Marc Guehi with the late heroics to frustrate City. In front of 1,215…


The Loan Report: August 19-25

August 25, 2019

This isn’t the Conor Gallagher Report just yet, but it could well be, as the stylish midfielder scored for the third week in a row to get his Charlton Athletic career off to the most flying of starts. He was joined on the score sheet this week by two of his former academy team-mates, each of whom have made much-needed positive early impressions, and one long-time member of the Loan…


Under-18s: Southampton 0-1 Chelsea

August 24, 2019

Throughout Chelsea’s recent successful seasons at academy level, the first few matches haven’t always laid a marker for what was to come. The odd hiccup early in the campaign has been a bit of a common feature and so, for Ed Brand’s latest crop of youngsters to come out of their first three matches with nine points, including trips to Arsenal and Southampton, is a very encouraging sign for the…


Development Squad: Chelsea 3-0 Liverpool

August 19, 2019

The headlines will lead with news that Michy Batshuayi and Antonio Rüdiger guided Chelsea’s Development Squad to a 3-0 win over Liverpool on Monday night but, make no mistake about it, this was a confident and swashbuckling team performance that offered all manner of encouragement for the season to come. Certainly, having two seasoned pros in the ranks helped, and Batshuayi grabbed a brace, but there were also promising outings…


The Loan Report: August 12-18

August 18, 2019

For the second week in a row, Conor Gallagher takes centre stage in the Loan Report, as he produced another decisive performance for a Charlton Athletic side already looking comfortable in the Championship. Headliners After scoring his first professional goal last weekend at home to Stoke, the reigning Academy Player of the Year was back at it this time around away to Barnsley. He struck his second goal of the…