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Goals from Charlie Brown, Martell Taylor-Crossdale, Tino Anjorin, Daishawn Redan, as well as an own-goal were enough as Chelsea development squad beat Plymouth and go through the last-32 of Checkatrade Trophy top of their group

Joe Edward‘s side earned 6 points from three games courtesy of two wins against Swindon Town and the Pilgrims last time out. Chelsea U23’s conceded a disappointing defeat at Newport County, who were eventually knocked out of the competition.

Edwards said after the game: “When you come into a game like tonight, it’s about standing up to the challenge and I thought in that respect the lads were fantastic”.

Chelsea development squad will take on Arsenal on Saturday (the Blues are struggling to raise up the Premier League 2 table, currently 6th in the standings with 14 points from 9 matches) before facing Elfsborg in UEFA Youth League.

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The Football Association have announced today the fixtures of Premier League 2 for the 2018-2019 season.
Chelsea development squd will debut at Stamford Bridge vs Everton on Sunday 12 August.
Five days before the Blues youngsters will play their first official game of the season vs Swindon Town away for the Checkatrade Trophy.
The full list of fixtures, below:
Date Opposition H/A Kick-off time Venue
Tuesday 7 August Swindon Town Away 7.45pm The County Ground
Sunday 12 August Everton Home 1pm Stamford Bridge
Monday 20 August Blackburn Away 7pm Lancashire FA
Friday 24 August Derby County Home 7pm Stamford Bridge
Sunday 2 September Swansea City Away TBC TBC
Sunday 16 September Leicester City Home 12pm Aldershot
Saturday 22 September West Ham Away 1pm Dag & Red
25/26 September – tbc Newport County Away 7.45pm Rodney Parade
Saturday 29 September Liverpool Home 12pm Aldershot
Saturday 20 October Manchester City Away 1pm Academy Stadium
Saturday 27 October Brighton Home 12pm Aldershot
Tuesday 30 October Plymouth Argyle Away 7.30pm Home Park
Friday 2 November Arsenal Away 7pm TBC
Friday 23 November Tottenham Home 7pm Aldershot
Friday 7 December West Ham Home 7pm Aldershot
Saturday 15 December Leicester City Away 7pm Holmes Park
Monday 7 January Blackburn Rovers Home 7pm Aldershot
Monday 14 January Everton Away 7pm TBC
Monday 4 February Derby County Away 7pm TBC
Friday 15 February Swansea City Home 7pm Aldershot
Friday 1 March Tottenham Away 7pm TBC
Friday 8 March Manchester City Home 7pm Aldershot
Monday 8 April Liverpool Away 7pm TBC
Monday 15 April Arsenal Home 7pm Stamford Bridge
Monday 29 April Brighton Away 7pm TBC

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Andy Myers succeeds Jody Morris as Under-18s manager, Chelsea have confirmed via their official website.

Myers, who spent 10 years working for the Blues, gets the new role after coaching the Under-15s and assisting both Under-21s and Under-19s.

The former Chelsea defender also had a coaching role at Vitesse Arnhem in 2016/17 before working with Joe Edwards with the development squad last season.

Chelsea Under-18 squad face Oxford United on Monday 16 July in their first friendly game of new campaign.

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Winger Harvey St.Clair leaves Chelsea: the Scottish youngster, according to Skysport has signed a three-year deal with Italian team Venezia, who play in the Serie B, the second level of Italian football.

With Chelsea, St.Clair, who is also a Scotland Under-21 international, played regularly for the development team, but he never made a senior appearance.

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Joe Edwards‘ lads remain 10 points behind Arsenal, with just one game remaining on Premier League 2, following a disappointing and undeserved defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge in front of 3,000 supporters. 

Spurs’ captain Christian Maghoma was sent off a couple of minutes before the halftime whistle and Chelsea found the net in the second half, before the hosts completed a massive comeback with two goals from Keanan Bennets, who turned the contest around.

With Tottenham and Manchester City still behind the Blues, next trip to Liverpool has become crucial to defend a respectable position.


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LINCOLN, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Kylian Hazard of Chelsea takes the first penalty during penalty shoot out of the Checkatrade Trophy - Semi Final match between Lincoln City and Chelsea at Sincil Bank on February 6, 2018 in Lincoln, England.Photo by Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Great win for Chelsea development squad in their Premier League 2 game vs Manchester United played on Friday night.

The Blues scored early in the first half with Castillo, then, in the second half found other three times the back of the net with HazardJames and St. Clair as they won the game 4-0.

Thanks to this result Chelsea are now sixth in the Premier League 2′ table.

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Chelsea are in the Quarter-Finals of EFL Checktrade Trophy as a late goal from Charly Musonda sealed a crucial win against Portsmouth at Fratton Park tonight.

The Belgian star scored gave Chelsea the lead earlier in the second half, before the hosts managed to grab a late equalizer with Pitman. But Charly Musonda again, from 20 yards out, converted a free-kick in the last effort of the clash.

“The draw takes place on Thursday evening, with quarter-final fixtures set to be played in the week commencing 22 January”, as Chelsea’s official website confirmed.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1) Marcin Bulka; Dujon Sterling, Ethan Ampadu, Trevoh Chalobah, Josh Grant (Colley); Ruben Sammut, Kyle Scott (McCormick); Charly Musonda, Jacob Maddox (Redan), Callum Hudson-Odoi; Harvey St Clair

Portsmouth (4-2-3-1) Luke McGee; Nathan Thompson (Pitman), Matt Clarke, Christian Burgess, Dion Donohue; Adam May, Ben Close; Jamal Lowe, Connor Ronan (Chaplin), Matthew Kennedy; Oliver Hawkins (Naismith)

Scorers Musonda 58, 90+5, Pitman 90+2


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Michy Batshuayi, Charly Musonda and Kenedy all returned to the pitch in Chelsea development squad’s 4-0 win over MK Dons in the Checktrade Trophy last night. The Belgian pair found the net three times for the Blues, with also Hudson-Odoi among the goalscorers in the game, which secured Chelsea a place in the last-16 of the competition.

Batshuayi is currently recovering from a foot injury, while Musonda suffered a knee injury a couple of weeks ago.

Chelsea lineup: Eduardo; James, Ampadu, Clarke-Salter (c); Sterling, Chalobah (Sammut), Scott (Christie-Davies), Kenedy; Musonda, Batshuayi, Hudson-Odoi (Hazard)
Chelsea scorers: Batshuayi 22′, 44′; Hudson-Odoi 45′; Musonda 56′


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Chelsea development squad are struggling as Joe Edward’s men earned only 6 points in 7 games so far, level on points with Derby County and Manchester City in 6th place.

Leicester City won a crucial game against the Blues at Holmes Park with goals from George Thomas and starlet Ahmed Musa.

Liverpool remain top of the league with 18 points, 6 wins and no defeats suffered in a great start to the season.

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Chelsea development squad earned a vital point in a 2-2 draw as they completed a massive comeback against Manchester United at Aldershot in the Premier League 2 Matchday 5 last night.

Isaac Christie-Davies and Callum Hudson-Odoi both scored in the second half to secure Chelsea a point, which means the Blues are now one point ahead of the Red Devils with 6 points on the league table.
After the game, manager Joe Edwards reflected on the feelings: “We have mixed emotions at the end of the game, we are in one of those spells at the moment where we’re not getting the rub of the green”
Chelsea will face Leicester City at 7PM on Friday 22th September.

Chelsea Jamie Cumming; Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah, Joseph Colley (Cole Dasilva 70), Josh Grant; Ruben Sammut (c), Luke McCormick, Isaac Christie-Davies, Jacob Maddox; Callum Hudson-Odoi (George McEachran 90), Miro Muheim (Charlie Brown 67)
Unused subs 
Marcin Bulka, Ali Suljic, George McEachran
Scorers Christie-Davies 72; Hudson-Odoi 82

Manchester United Kieran O’Hara, Joe Riley (c), Demetri Mitchell, Tyrell Warren, Matthew Olosunde, Callum Whelan, Zac Dearnley, Ethan Hamilton, James Wilson (Josh Bohui 79), DJ Buffonge (Indy Boonen 79), Tosin Kehinde (Jake Kenyon 84)
Unused subs 
Theo Richardson, Tom Sang
Scorers Kehinde 38; Wilson 56
Booked Mitchell

Referee Savvas Yianni


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