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Chelsea defend FA Youth Cup title

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First back-to-back winners in almost a decade.

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Celebrate good times!  Chelsea are back-to-back champions of the FA Youth Cup, and winners of four of the last six editions.  Time to add another trophy to the cabinet!

In front of almost 11,000 inside Stamford Bridge (including owner Roman Abramovich), Chelsea U18 added to their 3-1 first leg advantage with a composed 2-1 second leg win.  An early goal from Manchester City threatened to make things interesting, but a quick reply from Izzy Brown and then a goal just a minute into the second half from Tammy Abraham settled the deal.  It was Abraham's 39th goal of the season in all competitions.  (Dominic Solanke has 36.)

Chelsea dominated the midfield (Charlie Colkett, Charly Musonda Jr, and Jeremie Boga all wonderful), were strong in defence (Jake Clarke-Salter especially, but goalkeeper Collins was decent as well), and could've had several more goals were it not for some unfortunate final balls from Solanke and Abraham.

It's the second trophy the Chelsea Academy's won in the last couple weeks, adding to their UEFA Youth League title win against Shakhtar Donetsk.  Congrats!