cdadmin

Academy: League form stutters but cup progress

This weeks Academy action was a real mixed bag with 3 games in quick succession at U18's, U19's and U21's level it is a group of...

This weeks Academy action was a real mixed bag with 3 games in quick succession at U18's, U19's and U21's level it is a group of players that has been spread very thin, not to mention the U21's being affected by international call ups for some of the players.

The U18's kicked things off at Cobham on Saturday with a game against Everton, the team was picked with the following days NextGen game in mind and that meant a young squad and inclusions for some fringe players within the squad. The game finished 1 - 0 to Everton in the end, Chelsea just not able to do enough to get something out of the game.

Next up was the much anticipated Quarter Final against Juventus and the game most certainly did not disappoint. The first half of the game was totally dominated by Chelsea. The quick passing and pressing was something that the Juventus youngsters just could  not cope with. The deadlock was broken by the ever excellent Lewis Baker who rifled a shot into the top corner from outside the box giving the keeper absolutely no chance. The second came soon after, Alex Kiwomya racing on to a ball through, beat the keeper to it and slotted it nicely home. Chelsea should have made their domination count for more in the first half but they didn't and Juventus came out in the second half and really had a go. Their hopes of bringing things back came from a free kicked which was whipped into a dangerous area and a glancing header was enough to take it past Blackman.

As Juventus kept pushing forward Chelsea eventually punished Juventus on the break, substitute Colkett played Kiwomya through out wide who spotted Feruz racing through and picked him out perfectly and Feruz stuck it well past the keeper and made things a lot more comfortable. The young blues were not done yet however and they really put the cherry on the cake with some lovely football. Good work by Feruz saw the ball fall to Colkett again who played a super flick over the defenders for the run of Lewis Baker and Baker finished with perfection to cap off what was truly a great performance, highlights of which are here:



That victory has earned Chelsea a Semi Final date with either Arsenal or group opponents CSKA Moscow, the Semi Final, Final and 3rd/4th play off fixtures will be played over the Easter weekend at lake Como. Hopefully it will be another trophy the youngsters can add to their cabinet.

The action was not finished here however as there was still action on Tuesday for the U21's away to Middlesbrough. Lack of depth meant that a number of players who were playing on Sunday also started this game and there were debuts for youngsters Dabo, Ssewankambo and Gnahore. It proved to be a difficult night with few chances created for Chelsea and they eventually went down to a 2 - 0 defeat. But it will have been a very good experience for a lot of these young players playing at a stadium and playing against opposition stronger than them, they did give it a good go but Boro were just too strong in the end and took their chances. Highlights here:



The first leg date of our FA Youth Cup Semi Final has also been set, it will be played on Friday 12th April at Anfield, it will surely be a cracking game and it seems that Raheem Sterling may play that game for Liverpool. So that is a date to include in your footballing diary, the return leg at the Bridge has also now been confirmed as being played on Friday 19th April.

This weeks action will see the U18's looking to improve on recent results of 3 straight defeats away to Bolton Wanderers. There is no U21's fixture this week but of course there is the Semi Final of the NextGen series on Friday.
Find your Chelsea tickets at Viagogo!

Carefree & KTBFFH!


Related

Youth Team 1043024051537636805
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

ChelseaFan12.com

Classic Football Shirts

Toffs Chelsea

For the best football betting tips make sure to check out Tips Daddy for superior football predictions, expert accumulator tips, and in depth match previews.
http://www.pokeronline.co.uk is dedicated to providing UK players with reviews and bonus offers from a variety of poker rooms that accept PayPal.
For the best Irish free bets try bestfreebets.ie for a full range of betting bonuses available to Irish players
Get the best online bingo bonuses for Irish players at www.bingobonuses.ie along with exclusive deposit bonuse

Diego Costa - Should he stay or should he go?

Looking to bet on football? then why not check out betting-sites.org.uk for the latest football specials and sign-up bonuses

Twitter

Facebook

Google +

Soccer Pro - Chelsea

Soccer Pro

The Football Blog Network

If in a hunt for a proper bookie, check out this betting site for proper comparison and ratings.
Get your Sky Bet Promo Code today for the internets best free bets and bookies offers.
Make sure you get one of these great betting offers for the next Chelsea game.
Take a look at the best gambling websites for betting on the football.
Providing the best online casino offers and latest sign up bonuses for UK players
High roller players from the United Kingdom choose the recommended Luxury Casino Mobile with VIP deposit bonuses and high comp points.
If you're looking for the best casino deposit bonuses take a look at casinosignupbonuses.co.uk to get the biggest bang for your buck on your initial deposit at all the best online casino sites
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit bestfreebets.org
Play at Casino Legend today to get the biggest online casino bonuses available.
"For all those who enjoy a bet on side games and slots we recommend trying out the legendary fluffy-favourites.co.uk slot here where you can get a range of deposit bonuses"
Fancy playing some casino slots online? Get the best ruby slippers slot machine bonuses and free spins available
Learn the ins and outs of poker, casino and what not, with an expert in anything related to betting. Go on Betminded and see for yourself.
Golden Riviera is an exclusive online casino with great online casino games, they’ll ensure you are treated to casino bonuses, special offers and a full calendar of activities to keep you entertained. They also host regular pokie tournaments that reward the top players with incredible cash prizes. Top online casino games from Golden Riviera Casino ™. Rated Australia's best online casino site for 2015. Check out Online Casino Australia Get $500 Free at Golden Riviera Casino. This casino is available in a number of languages including English, German, French, Dutch and Russian.
Top online casino action. Head to Casino UK for the best online casino in the United Kingdom. If you’re a UK gambler & are new to the world of online gaming and want to learn more, casinouk.com is the site for you. They help you find the leading online casino on the internet.
Betting on the football? Make sure you claim the best free bet offers for 2016
If you bet on Chelsea or any football, we recommend thebookiesoffers.co.uk for free bets and bookies offers
Head on over to Free Bets No Deposit Required for the latest live football previews and free tips along with bundles of Free Bets No Deposit offers currently available from the UK Bookmakers.
Find the best online slot games, free spins and latest promotions
Betting on Chelsea? Make sure you’re singed up to the best betting websites to get the most for your money.
Looking for value bets, accumulator tips or more betting odds? Find the best football betting tips over at BestBettingOnline.com.
Before buying anything online, make sure that you look for promo codes at AwesomeCoupons to help save money on your purchase.
item