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Chelsea wonderkid Dominic Solanke will soon join Liverpool but meanwhile he’s the hero of the U20 World Cup semifinal game against Italy that England won 3-1 thanks to a brace of his and a goal of Ademola Lookman, who completed the come-back after the opener of Riccardo Orsolini after just 3 minutes.

Now the English youngster will face Venezuela, who beat Uruguay in the other semifinal at penalty shoot-outs, in next Sunday final.

Other two Chelsea players were protagonist in this important game for England U20: Fikayo Tomori and Jake Clarke-Salter, who both started and played 90 minutes in this clash and are set to play in the final as well.

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Tammy Abraham, Jake Clarke Salter, Fikayo Tomori, Dominic Solanke and Izzy Brown were summoned for the match against Mexico.

 

Dominic Solanke and Izzy Brown, who have both been on loan at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem, have been included in the squad.

Jake Clarke-Salter and Tammy Abraham who all recently made their senior debuts for Chelsea land in Mexico. It is a first call-up for defender Tomori, who has previously represented Canada.

England will play against Mexico on 4 and 6 June in preparation for this summer’s Under-19 European Championship.

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Chelsea‘s youth side once again lifted the FA youth trophy last night. The Chelsea youngsters have now won it 3 times in a row and 5 times out of the last 7.

No team has dominated the competition like this since Manchester United‘s Busby Babes won it 5 times on the trot from 1953 to 1957.

After yesterday’s success, Chelsea duo Jake Clarke-Salter and Jay Dasilva join a small group of players to have won the competition 3 times in a row. Others include Manchester United 50’s legends Sir Bobby Charlton, Duncan Edwards, Wilf McGuinness, Tony Hawksworth and Eddie Colman.

Manchester United are the most successful team in this competition, winning it 10 times in total but Chelsea are fast catching them up with 7 success’ and counting.

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Also Jake Clarke-Salter spoke after the win the in the Youth League: the defender was, of course, really satisfied for this important success coming in a crucial moment for his career, since he made his first team debut a couple of weeks ago against Aston Villa:

“To win the trophy two years in a row is an amazing achievement for any club so we’re very proud,’ he said to Chelsea official website.

‘We’ve been together as a group for a long time now and have a good togetherness which helps us get through certain situations. PSG were a physical team, probably the toughest we’ve played in that sense, but I thought our defence and the whole team matched them.”

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The Evening Standard claims that Chelsea youngster Jake Clarke-Salter can become the new John Terry for the Blues.

“Has to be take seriously given that captain John Terry, Chelsea’s only genuine graduate from the youth system to become a regular in the past 20 years, has tipped the defender to emulate him, “ writes Simon Johnson.

“Like Terry, Clarke-Salter likes to lead by example from the back, making challenges and giving instructions to his team-mates. Made his professional debut at Aston Villa earlier this month,” he concludes.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek celebrates his first goal with Chesea first team © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink spoke about Blues youngsters in an interview to the club official website.

The Dutch coach always stressed his interest and pleasure in growing new talents, a thing that he would like to help with also in the upcoming season, since Blues academy is one of the best in the world.

He claimed that in these last games his wish is to give the youngster more playing time to give them the experience they need to start next season, that will be really important for Chelsea after this disappointing campaign:

“It’s important to understand that he must get used to the intensity of the games,” said the manager about Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

“The last game against Villa, he had a cramp on 70 minutes but rather than substitute him, we let him go to have this experience. When there are more tight games in the score, when you’re 1-0 down, then we have the right, and I will do so, to change whoever it is”

“I said after the Aston Villa game that it was a good win, but we have to take into consideration that the opposition was, with all respect to a big club like Aston Villa, different to what you are normally confronted with in other games.

“I said we should see what we can do in bigger games and it was a bigger game [against Swansea] because of the importance of the game for Swansea. Then you can make a good judgement about any player who is playing and who came in.

“I hope [the young players] don’t get used to [losing]. They must get used to winning and try to be in a winning situation always. In the long run of a competition you have a defeat, but there must also be a reaction. You can almost see, in big games and after big games, how they react.”

Ola Aina, Kasey Palmer and Charlie Colkett were named on the bench for the first time against Swansea and Hiddink sai they can chances to make their debut with the first team in the six upcoming games, citing the case of Bertrand Traore as an example for them.”

Traore could have gone on loan in the winter and I talked to him and said it would be better to stay half a year and he wished to do that,” the Dutch manager explained.

“We made a programme with him and he responded very well and made good progress.

“First, in training you must make this progress because if the gap is too big I don’t want to put him in a big pond and he is drowning. He has to keep up to that level. These three guys you mention are the same – they are now participating as much as possible in our training sessions.”

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Chelsea U18 got access to FA Youth Cup Final for the fifth year in a row after beating Blackburn U18 in a 4-1 aggregate.

Edwards’ guys played an almost perfect match at Stamford Bridge tonight, being always confident and in control of the game: the goals could have been at least 6, but they missed some incredible chances in front of Rovers goalkeeper Fisher.

Dujon Sterling scored the first goal at minute 13: a beautiful finish after a stunning pass byMukhtar Ali.

Then followed the goal by Jacob Maddox at minute 30′ and Tammy Abraham at minute 35′.

A couple of minutes before half time another goal by Abraham was disallowed for offside.

The second half Chelsea missed at least three great chances in the box with Abraham, Maddox and Mount.

Lewis Mansell scored the “pride” goal for Blackburn at minute 62.

Chelsea under 18 will play Manchester City U18 in the final, the young Citizens knocked out Arsenal in the other semifinal.

The first leg will be in Manchester, while the second leg will be played at Stamford Bridge. The exact dates are yet to be confirmed.

It will be a repetition of last year final, that the Blues 5-2 on an aggregate score. Chelsea U18 won four of the last five FA Youth Cups.

 

CHELSEA – Baxter; Grant, Tomori, Clarke-Salter (c), Chalobah; Sammut, Ali; Sterling, Mount, Maddox; Abraham.

Subs: Colley, Wakefield, Cumming, Christie-Davies, Ugbo.

Coach: Joe Edwards

BLACKBURN – Fisher: Travis, Askew, Hardcastle, Platt, Wharton (c), Pemberton, Rankin-Cabtello, Mansell, Tomlinson, Howarth.

Subs: Grayson, Ascroft, Fawns, Magloire, Steer.

Coach: Billy Barr

 

Scorers: Sterling 13′, Maddox 30′,  Abraham 35′, Mansell 62′

Referee: Gavin Ward

Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, UK

 

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Chelsea are up 1-0 at minute 25 in the FA Youth Cup semifinal second leg against Blackburn at Stamford Bridge.

The U18 won 1-0 in the first leg away and now are leading 1-0 after Dujon Sterling scored at minute 13: a beautiful finish after a stunning pass by Mukhtar Ali.

The official line-ups for this game:

CHELSEA – Baxter; Grant, Tomori, Clarke-Salter (c), Chalobah; Sammut, Ali; Sterling, Mount, Maddox; Abraham.

Subs: Colley, Wakefield, Cumming, Christie-Davies, Ugbo.

Coach: Joe Edwards

BLACKBURN – Fisher: Travis, Askew, Hardcastle, Platt, Wharton (c), Pemberton, Rankin-Cabtello, Mansell, Tomlinson, Howarth.

Subs: Grayson, Ascroft, Fawns, Magloire, Steer.

Coach: Billy Barr

 

Referee: Gavin Ward

Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, UK

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Antonio Conte made a surprise visit yesterday travelling to Cobham training ground along with Chelsea sporting director Michaeal Emenalo.

The Italian manager wanted to meet the players and he was supposed to have watched to training.

Conte will have to make important decisions on the squad next summer, in fact some players are not sure to stay: Eden Hazard has got offers from PSG and Real Madrid and with Chelsea not taking part to next Champions League a huge income from his sale would be great for FFP, so the club could invest some more money to revamp the squad.

Thibaut Courtois is in a similar situation and after what he said last week a move from him wouldn’t be so strange. He has been targeted by Real Madrid and PSG too.

Diego Costa is wanted by Atletico Madrid, who dream about his return, but the Colchoneros chairman stated that his a tough negotiation and Conte would like to keep him.

John Terry still doesn’t know if he will remain or not, and he is in talks with the board. Conte would like to keep him too to have a leader in the dressing room to help him with his delicate job.

Nemanja Matic is set to leave after he got a small playing time in this season, especially after Guus Hiddink took charge, so the Conte had to decide on his future too since Chelsea invested £ 25m two years ago to bring him back from Benfica, an effort that was in part repaid last season where Matic was fundamental in the title race with impressive performances on Fabregas‘ side.

Chelsea also got interesting youngsters like Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Bertrand Traore, Jake Clarke-Salter or Kenedy and, of course, Conte want to realise if they are really ready to be part of the first team squad for next year.

It won’t be an easy job for the Italian manager, that’s why he’s starting to work now for next season: he wants to bring Chelsea back to glory, as he did with Juventus four years ago.

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