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U19's and U21's Season Review

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As always seems to be the case now the season for the U19's and the U21's has been one of success. It ended in another trophy and a top 3 finish in the league. In this article we will look at the 3 competitions Chelsea were involved in through these age groups and then take a look at the keys statistics for the season.

UEFA Youth League Champions!

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Chelsea's U19 side has become Champions of Europe with a 3-2 victory this afternoon over Shakhtar Donetsk. Two goals from Izzy Brown and one from Dominic Solanke won it for Chelsea!



Academy Week: A Win, A Loss and A Draw

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It was another packed week in the academy this week with games played across all 3 ages levels and the squads being used to their fullest as the needs of the first team plus international commitments restrict selections.

U18's:

The week started off with the U18's who have had a very good start to season and are currently sitting on the top of the Southern section of the U18's league despite suffering defeat to the hands of Brighton this week.

Academy Week: Big European Win

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This week the Chelsea Academy once again saw a full fixture schedule with the U18's, U19's and U21's all in match action and there were some big games in there and some very big results as well that continue to highlight the level at which Chelsea academy players are now at.

The week started as usual with the U18's in action and this time they were away to Tottenham which always proves to be a tricky fixture and this time was no different with the Chelsea boys having to come from behind twice but ultimately winning the game 4 - 2.

Academy week: Boga puts on a show

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For the first time this season there was a full schedule of academy football with games played at U18', U19's and U21's levels. As always there was plenty of goals and good football and on the whole good results all round.

The week started off last Saturday with the U18's taking on London rivals West Ham at Chelsea's Cobham training ground.

Academy: Week In Review

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As usual it has been a very busy week in the Chelsea FC academy, with Chelsea involved in the latter stages of academy competitions and competing at the very top there is plenty of games and plenty to discuss, it is also that time of year where we start to see the next batch of players coming up from U16's to feature for the U18's, so lets take a look at what has happened this week.

U19's make Quarter Finals by Beating AC Milan

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Tuesday afternoon saw a Chelsea Academy side make their third quarter final of the season, this time in the UEFA Youth League as the U19's dispatched AC Milan 4 - 1 at Cobham. It has been a competition that Chelsea have excelled in being the only team with a 100% win record in the competition and only conceding a single goal before this game.

Academy: U19's maintain 100% record

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This week the U18's kicked things off with a game at home to Aston Villa. A game which is typically very competitive as both sides boast very good academies. And it was a game that would indeed be a close run thing. With regards to the team selection there was 7 changes from the strong team that was fielded last week against Arsenal, as always it was a young side with a back four of Ssewankambo, Muleba, Brady and DaSilva.

Academy Report: UEFA Youth League Kicks Off

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With things not going so well at first team level it has been left to the Chelsea academy to produce the winning football and also the good football that is being craved at senior level. It started last Friday with the U21's 2 - 0 win over Norwich, the game was covered in last weeks post but the highlights of that game can now be seen here:



That was then followed up by the U18's as they took on Liverpool at Cobham, things started well for Chelsea as they took the lead but Liverpool came back and the blues found themselves 2 - 1 down at half time.

Arsenal

Arsenal youngster stars as England see off the Danes

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The England U19s took on Denmark at Doncaster last night, and the star of the show was Arsenal's young striker Chuba Akpom, who scored two goals despite only playing the first 45 minutes. His replacement, Reading's Dominic Samuel, scored the third in the 3-1 win.

This means that Akpom has now scored five goals in four games for England this season, which augurs well for his future at Arsenal.

Arsenal linked with prolific French teenager

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It is being reported in Scotland that Arsenal are amongst the top teams watching the prolific 16 year-old striker Noel Makombo who has made a massive impression at Alloa this season after helping the Cldesbank BFC win the U16′s title last season.

Makombo, who came through the youth system at Sochaux in France, has been tipped to become the youngest ever first team debutant in Scotland this weekend when Alloa take on Stranraer, as his goalscoring exploits could not be ignored after firing a massive six-goal haul on his debut for the Alloa U19 side.

Arsenal youngsters looking forward to real European test tonight

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Arsenal to take on Olympiacos in the NextGen series tonight by AM Arsenal's youngsters have travelled to Greece to take on Olympiacos in their next group game of the NextGen series. This the second group match this season for the Gunners after they Marseille in the opening round. The Gunners cruised to a 3-0 victory [.

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Exclusive: Pies In Prague – Hectic CEE Cup Semi-Final Day Ends With Burnley And Everton Emerging Victorious (Photos & Highlights)

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Burnley's youngsters faced a tough semi-final against Turkish opposition (Photo: CEE Cup/Facebook)

Day Four at the CEE Cup was semi-final day, with all four remaining teams having rightfully earned their place at the business end.

The strongest sides in the competition had risen to the top and were now set to do mortal combat – cue excitable 16-bit techno music with the prospect of an all-English final on the cards.