The FA Youth Cup (a.k.a. the Chelsea Youth Cup) is back and the Blues will be looking to not only defend their title form last season, but to win it for the fourth time in six seasons. As the official website's preview points out (part 1, part 2), that's the most successful run since the famous Busby Babes of the 1950s.
This year's campaign begins at Elland Road against one-time rivals Leeds United (boo!). As usual, the Chelsea side -- now managed by Joe Edwards after Adi Viveash made the step up to under-21 level over the summer -- will feature several familar faces (Dom Solanke, Jeremie Boga, Charly Junior Musonda, Ola Aina, Charlie Colkett, etc) and a whole host of new ones (Tammy Abraham, Mukhtar Ali, etc). It'll be exciting to once again get to know a new generation of promising talent.
Kick-off's at 7:05pm local time, and will be live on Chelsea TV. This is where your subscription fee starts paying off.
FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
12.30: Jose Mourinho press conference (LIVE)
18.00: Ligue 1, 15th vs. 1st: Lorient vs. Olympique Marseille
19.05: FA Youth Cup: Leeds United U18 vs. Chelsea U18 (hey, that's us!)
19.45: Premier League, 20th vs. 11th: Leicester City vs. Liverpool
19.45: Premier League, 19th vs. 9th: Burnley vs. Newcastle United
19.45: Premier League, 4th vs. 12th: Manchester United vs. Stoke City
19.45: Premier League, 8th vs. 18th: Swansea City vs. Queens Park Rangers
19.45: Premier League, 14th vs. 16th: Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa
19.45: Premier League, 15th vs. 5th: West Bromwich Albion vs. West Ham United