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Chelsea loanees Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek earned their first caps in England’s friendly matches against Brazil and Germany this week.

“It would be a massive achievement for me and a big confidence boost as well, it would show that I’m going in the right direction, – said the Swansea striker, who scored 5 times this season so far – I feel like I’m ready but it won’t be easy. I just have to keep proving to the manager in training and showing why he picked me and just keep working as hard as I can. I just want to go out there, enjoy myself and show to the world what I’m truly made of”.

The 20-year-old is keen to return to West London at the end of current campaign as he hopes “to be in that Chelsea squad one day”: “My main focus is the team that I am at, which is Swansea but pushing on, my main target is to hopefully be in that Chelsea squad one day and it is not going to be easy. You look at the players and you just have to keep pushing and working as hard as you can”.

“I have always wanted to play games and express myself and enjoy myself and you look at a club like Chelsea and they have fantastic players, it won’t be easy to get into that team so sometimes you do have to go away and play football and show Chelsea that you could be ready to get into that team“.

On the other hand, Ruben Loftus-Cheek said about his first call-up in Gareth Southgate‘s team: “It was a really good moment for me and my family but you cannot linger on it for too long, I have got to work hard and knuckle down. I am very happy but at the same time I have still got to work hard”.

“I came away from Chelsea to get game time, experience, fitness, just getting used to playing in the Premier League week-in, week out. That is what I am getting”.


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Gareth Southgate has included Chelsea loanees Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the senior England squad to play friendly games against Germany and Brazil next week.

Also Blues’ captain Gary Cahill has been named in the squad, with several players of Chelsea selected in Under-21 and Under-19 teams: Jake Clarke-Salter, Fikayo Tomori, Jay Dasilva, Ike Ugbo, Dujon Sterling, Reece James, Mason Mount and Trevoh Chalobah will be all involved.

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Bristol City coach Lee Johnson is delighted on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has been named PFA Fans’ Player of the Month.

Over 30,000 votes were cast as the on-loan Chelsea striker beat off competition from Newcastle United’s Jonjo Shelvey and Huddersfield Town’sAaron Mooyto land the prize.

Johnson told bcfc.co.uk: “It’s important we look after him, nurture him and ensure he improves and grows.

“If he produces and does get better and we enable him to make that step up then it will certainly be noticed in football.

“If that happens, who knows who we might be taking on loan next season? We’re trying to set ourselves up for the next Tammy Abraham.”

Although he doubts the possibility of the striker joining permanently but admitted he won’t rule out the chance on signing him if available.

He didn’t rule out a potential second season on loan, but added: “It’s still early days in his loan really and we should see it for what it is.

 He’s a bright, young player who has really hit the ground running.

“Who knows how things will pan out?Chelsea could go and sign five strikers in front of him or they could hand him a new deal and make him captain! Anything could happen in football.”

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Chelsea won the third FA Youth Cup in a row, the second one in two years beating Manchester City in the final.

Blues are only the second team ever to win three back-to-back titles and the first since the 1950s Manchester United.

45′ Sterling (C), 54′ Abraham (C), 72′ Tomori (C), 86′ Baxter (M)

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Tammy Abraham‘s header puts Chelsea two goals ahead against Manchester City: now the title is ever closer.

Man City substitution: Jadon Sancho replaces Aaron Nemane

Chelsea substitution: Jacob Maddox replaces Isaac Christie-Davies.


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Last night the Chelsea Under-21 team kept up the clubs sensational youth record and reached the Premier League International Cup by beating Tottenham Under-21s 5-2 away in Stevenage.

The Blues scored early goals through Reece Mitchell, Kasey Palmer and a sensational strike from his own half by Ola Aina to give the youngsters a 3-0 lead going into half time. Spurs then drew 2 goals back after half time before the young Blues finished off their London neighbours with a late brace from promising young striker Tammy Abraham for it to finish 5-2.

After the match Chelsea Under-21 manager Andy Myers spoke to Chelsea’s Official Website “We had the first half and we said at half-time it was important that we don’t concede early in the second half but we did and Spurs got their tails up. They had a go at us, got the second goal and we had to dig deep and keep defending but credit to the boys for staying in there. To get our third goal against the run of play took the wind out of their sails and we went on to win.

“The game opened up in the second half and there was a lot of space for both teams, sometimes too much, but if Tammy gets that space you fancy him to score and his second was a very good finish.

“I am pleased with the boys’ application and when we start these competitions, although it is development we want to win them.”

The Under-21s return to action in the Under-21 Premier League this Sunday 31 January when they travel to take on league leaders Sunderland for an 11.45am kick-off. Before then, the youth team have the opportunity to seal the southern league title with victory against second-placed Reading on Saturday 30 January.


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Chelsea U19 beated 3-0 Maccabi Tel Aviv in the first match of the competition, that was played this afternoon at Cobham.

The goals were scored by Palmer at minute 20′ and 47′ and by Abraham at minute 78′.

The other game of the group, Dymano Kyiv v Porto, endend 2-1 for the Ukrainian side, so now Dynamo and Chelsea are leading the group table with 3 points each.

CHELSEA – Nathan Baxter; Ola Aina, Jake Clarke Salter, Fikayo Tomori, Trevoh Chalobah (Jacob Maddox 75′); Mukhtar Ali (Ruben Sammut 61′), Kyle Scott; Miro Muheim (Dujon Sterling 45′), Kasey Palmer, Jay Dasilva; Tammy Abraham
Unused Subs – Jared Thompson, Ali Suljic, Isaac Christie-Davies, Josimar Quintero

Booked Chalobah, Dasilva

MACCABI TEL AVIV Ohayon Haviv; Rosenboim Amit, Yogev Zelikovic Idan, Galili Bar, Grechkin Maksim; Haramati Omri, Glezer Dan Leon , Shapira Amit; Altman Tomer (Galili Dor 78′), Durovic Lazar (Al Awisat Mahmoud Hani 70′), Kanichowsky Gavriel Gilad
Unused subs – Ohayon Sneh Saar, Golan Shay, Dasa Or, Almog Eylon Haim, Vaturi Ran Israel
Booked Leon

Referee Ola Hobber Nilsen (NOR)

Scorers: Palmer 20′, 47′; Abraham 78′

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Frank Arnesen, Chelsea’s former youth development chief, says Mourinho must show courage by promoting young Blues stars

According to Chelsea’s former youth development director, Frank Arnesen, Chelsea should promote some of the latest FA Youth Cup-winning side to their senior squad.

The Dane claims that there are three or four “special” players good enough to be part of Mourinho’s plans.

He insisted on saying that Tammy Abraham, Dominic Solanke and Charlie Colkett deserve the chance to get promoted.

At the inaugural Sporting Directors’ Summit at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, Arnesen told Telegraph Sport: “The club have to have the courage to say, ‘Okay, he is not number one, but I want him as second [choice].
“Now, they are third or fourth, and that is the problem. You cannot play with four youth players, if you want to win anything, in the same game. But you can play with one.
“It was obvious that, in the last years, the best youth players in England, by a mile, came from Chelsea.
“But because of the philosophy of the first team, they never got a chance. And if you don’t get a chance then you can never say they weren’t good enough.
“Chelsea have chosen that and have not given the time or the places to the young kids to go in and be developed.”

Arnesen watched the final of the FA Youth Cup on Monday night winning over City.
He added: “It’s interesting to see this bunch of players, which is probably the most talented.
“They were there when I was there. They were only eight or nine years old, like Tammy, like Solanke, Colkett. That was a fantastic job from the scouting at that point.
“That was also my philosophy. I said, ‘Listen, the most important thing is players from the London area between six and 10 years old’.

“The way they’re playing football, the same way we started: 4-3-3, play, don’t be afraid, play possession games, get into the box, play with wingers if possible.”

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Chelsea returned to Under-21 league action on Thursday evening and rose two places in the Under-21 Premier League thanks to 3-0 victory in Aldershot

Chelsea Under 21’s overcame their Everton counterparts 3-0 in an impressive showing at Aldershot’s Recreation Ground.

The Blues kept possession in the opening 15 minutes and they were quickest out of the blocks.

It was Jordan Houghton’s header that opened the scoring after just 18 minutes. Jeremie Boga’s corner from the left was delivered deep, finding Andreas Christensen at the far post. His header across the box found Houghton, who headed the ball past Toffees goalkeeper Russell Griffiths.

Chelsea continued to push but found no real breakthrough, with Alex Kiwomya coming close. He met Izzy Brown’s cross with a brilliant improvised flick, but Everton keeper Griffiths was alert enough to palm the ball away.

The second half started with more intensity and after Boga placed his well-worked chance over the bar early on, it took until the final ten minutes for the home side to seal the win.

Chelsea did score a second goal with six minutes remaining and it was inspired by the substitutes. Boga advanced towards goal centrally and passed to the left for Kasey Palmer, who drove beyond his defender and drilled a low cross into the six-yard box. This cross was met by Abraham, who poked the ball home.

The in-form forward then grabbed his second and Chelsea’s third in stoppage time, beating the keeper to a clever little chip forward by Boga and slotting inside the post. It’s his 38th goal of the season.

After the game, U21 assistant manager Andy Myers said:

“We’ve haven’t played for a while and have slipped down the league table in that time so obviously it’s important we win our games in hand.

“We knew we needed to win tonight because we’re still trying to challenge at the top of this league and it was a very good performance. We had a couple of players who were involved in the FA Youth Cup final last week and quite a few who haven’t played for a while so it was a bit of a mix. A friendly game we played last week really helped put us in a good position for tonight though.

“We’re pleased to have Ruben and Andreas involved away from their first team duties and they both did very well.

“It’s going to be a difficult few weeks ahead with lots of games but the boys are prepared for that. They know that playing games in a short period of time is all part of being an elite footballer at the top level so they have the chance to show they can handle that now.”

Next up for the Young Blues is the second leg of the FA Youth Cup Final, with the Blues having a 3-1 first leg advantage.

Chelsea: Jamal Blackman, Ola Aina (Jay Dasilva, 90′), Dion Conroy, Andreas Christensen, Fankaty Dabo, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jordan Houghton (C), Alex Kiwomya (Abraham, 63′), Jeremie Boga, Reece Mitchell (Kasey Palmer, 73′), Izzy Brown (YC).

Subs not used: Mitchell Beeney, Kyle Scott

Everton: Russell Griffiths, Gethin Jones, Antonee Robinson, Liam Walsh, Tyias Browning, Brendan Galloway, Jonjoe Kenny, Tom Davies (YC) (Sam Byrne, 68′), Calum Dyson (Kieran Dowell, 85′), David Henen, Callum Connolly (Harry Charsley, 56′)

Subs not used: Ryan Ledson, Connor Hunt

Attendance 488




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Chelsea U19 won 3-1 the first leg of the Youth Cup tonight in Manchester against City.

Viveash boys got another important win just one week after the success in the Youth League in Nyon, and now they wait for the second leg that will be played in Stamford Bridge next Monday.

The goals were scored by Abraham ( brace) and Solanke, while Buckley-Ricketts scored the only one for City.


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