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Steaua Bucharest vs. Chelsea, UEFA Youth League: Open Thread / Pre-match buildup for tonight

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Stanley Chou

Time to start the warmup for tonight's main event, as Chelsea U19 go for back-to-back wins to open their campaign in the inaugural UEFA Youth League.

A fortnight ago the seniors may have bottled it against FC Basel but the youth had no such problems, coolly dispatching the visitors from Switzerland 4-0. Helped by an own goal in addition to strikes by Islam Feruz, Alex Kiwomya, and John Swift, the Baby Blues were rather dominant.

Steaua U19 will be making their home debut in this competition after Matchday 1's unwelcome welcome in Germany where they were dispatched 3-0 by Schalke U19. Undoubtedly they will be looking to rectify things and the Chelsea boys will have to concentrate and rise to the challenge.

Kickoff is in just a few minutes RIGHT NOW and you can watch live on Chelsea TV.

Chelsea U19 starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Mitchell Beeney | Kevin Wright, Nathan Ake, Andreas Christensen, Isak Ssewankambo | Lewis Baker, Ruben Loftus-Cheek | Isaiah Brown, John Swift, Alex Kiwomya | Islam Feruz