With the upheaval of the website, we missed out on reporting on Jody Morris’s U18 side, who have maintained their vice-like grip on the FA Youth Cup reaching their seventh consecutive final.
Going into the tie, holding a 3-0 lead from the first leg against Birmingham City, the result was almost done and dusted before the teams took to the Stamford Bridge turf. Chelsea ran out winners on the night 4-0, completing a 7-0 aggregate win.
Having already completed 4-0, 7-0, 2-0 and 6-0 earlier on in the competition, the youngsters have scored 26 goals and conceded none on route to the final.
Scorers on the night were, Callum Hudson-Odoi scored with a free-kick, before grabbing a second prior to the interval. Charlie Brown and Tariq Uwakwe completed the scoring.
WHAT. A. GOAL.
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Our former midfielder, Morris, was pleased with the performance, yet still thought the boys could have done more,
‘I will always have a little moan because it would have been nice to score more goals for the amount of possession we had,’ he told the official Chelsea website. ‘I thought we played better stuff than the first leg last week, when we were a bit frustrated with the fact we were just passing around with no purpose.’
There wasn’t much sign of suffering without the ball on display and still he wants more. Let’s hope Antonio was watching.
In the final, we’ll face either Blackpool or Arsenal. Their tie is currently 2-2 with the second-leg at Bloomfield Road next week.
Congratulations to the whole youth set up for a fantastic run, showing the senior squad the way to go. Play without fear.