After Chelsea defeated CSKA Moscow in NextGen series action on Wednesday, both the Chelsea U18 and U21 teams were in action this weekend. The U21 side were first up on Friday, and they continued to struggle to get results in league play. Fulham defeated Chelsea by a 3-1 score, with Billy Clifford finding the back of the net for the Blues.
As has been the case for most of the season, the Blues trotted out a very young starting lineup. Several memebers of the team were also being used for the second time in 48 hours, an unfortunate result of having so many young players out on loan at the moment. The full match report can be found here, and we will have video for you when it becomes available.
The U18 side again won, making it a perfect six wins in six games. They'd defeat Fulham by a 2-1 score, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek finding the net and an Ambrose Gnahore cross was turned in for an own goal. Like the U21 team, the U18s played a very young side on Saturday. The full report can be found here, and we'll again have vidoe when it becomes available.
Last weekend saw the U21 and U18 sides meet up with Middlesbrough, and we've got some video highlights to share from those games today. First up, the U21 game:
Now for the U18 victory: