Chelsea Youth Thrash Spurs to Reach Final
At around the same time the first team were leaving the pitch, celebrating a fine win against Stoke City, our youth team were emerging from the Stamford Bridge tunnel to take on Spurs in the second leg of the FA Youth Cup semi-final.
Earlier in the week, despite Chelsea dominating most of the game at White Hart Lane, Spurs had kept themselves in the game by restricting Chelsea to a 2-1 win.
However, at Stamford Bridge last night, justice was seen to be done with the Chelsea youngsters producing a thrilling display to beat Spurs 7-1 on the night and 9-2 on aggregate to claim a place in the FA Youth Cup Final against Manchester City.
The action unfolded as thus:
4 minutes - Chelsea 1 Spurs 0, Ike Ugbo scores finishing off a cross from Reece James. (Aggregate 3-1)
18 minutes - Chelsea 2 Spurs 0 - Trevoh Chalobah, younger brother of Nathaniel, converts a cross from six yards out (Aggregate 4-1)
26 minutes - Penalty saved. Spurs miss a penalty after Mason Mount brings down Sterling, Thompson makes a fine save from Sterling.
37 minutes - Chelsea 3 Spurs 0 - Ike Ugbo nets from the penalty spot after Dujon Sterling had been fouled. (Aggregate 5-1)
56 minutes - Chelsea 4 Spurs 0 - Dujon Sterling scores from six yards (Aggregate 6-1)
62 minutes - Chelsea 5 Spurs 0 - Callum Hudson-Odoi nets after racing through to score (Aggregate 7-1)
68 minutes - Chelsea 6 Spurs 0 - Ike Ugbo completes his hat-trick. (Aggregate 8-1)
70 minutes - Chelsea 6 Spurs 1 - Jack Roles reduces the arrears for Spurs, netting rebound after a save from Thompson. (Aggregate 8-2)
85 minutes - Chelsea 7 Spurs 1 - Juan Castillo finishes off a fine move involving Hudson-Odoi to complete Spurs humiliation. (Aggregate 9-2)
Well done to our youngsters on reaching yet another FA Youth Cup Final.