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General Match Thread

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Game over. Lost 2-1. Enjoyable watch and a good performance from the lads. Unlucky to be beaten by a much older and more experienced side. Still top on goal difference.

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Actually I think it's great. Fantastic challenge for the youngsters, really pleased United have done it.

I think the rule is three over 21 outfielders allowed, plus one over 21 goalkeeper.

I find it hard to feel pleased about it now :P

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Under-21s report: Manchester City 0 Chelsea 1

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Chelsea Under-21s snatched a late winner on the road in Manchester as their 2015/16 campaign comes to a close this week.

A young side contested throughout at the Etihad Stadium but chances were few and far between at both ends. The points were snatched with four minutes remaining as substitute Charlie Colkett came off the bench to steer a close-range finish into the back of the net. The youngsters conclude their season with a trip to Leicester City this Thursday 12 May.

Adi Viveash made four changes from last week’s narrow defeat at the hands of Manchester United, with Fikayo Tomori, Charlie Colkett, Kasey Palmer and Tammy Abraham all missing out. There was a switch in shape as well as the visitors reverted to a 3-4-2-1, with Fankaty Dabo returning to captain the team at the back alongside Dion Conroy and Ola Aina.

Bradley Collins continued in goal, with Charlie Wakefield and Jay Dasilva operating at right wing-back and left wing-back respectively. Ruben Sammut and Mukhtar Ali comprised the central midfield duo, with Isaac Christie-Davies and Josimar Quintero starting in more advanced midfield positions. Ike Ugbo led the line up front, making his first Under-21 start of the season after netting 24 goals for the youth team this campaign.

The hosts settled the quicker of the two sides and forced early saves from Collins through George Glendon and Sinan Bytyqi, the latter pushed behind by the visiting goalkeeper for a corner. Sammut fashioned a sight at goal for himself after regaining possession deep in the City half but lashed his quickfire strike over the bar before Quintero teed him up with an even better opportunity moments later.

The Ecuadorian’s clever reverse pass found the run of Sammut but his guided attempt into the corner gave Angus Gunn, the home goalkeeper, the opportunity to push the ball behind. The visitors were growing stronger as the half progressed and Gunn was again called in to action to stop Ali’s low shot following Christie-Davies’s forward pass.

Dabo produced some excellent covering defending to prevent Bersant Celina threatening the Chelsea goal while Brandon Barker fired narrowly wide of the near post as the opening period ended goalless.

The second period began in stop-start fashion as a series of injury stoppages disrupted the flow of the restart. Collins grasped Tosin Adarabioyo’s header following Celina’s right-sided corner before Ali shot ambitiously and wide from distance 20 minutes into the second half.

Bytyqi arrowed a strike narrowly wide from just inside the box at the end of a rare flowing attack but it was left until the final 10 minutes for this contest to be settled with key moments in both penalty boxes proving crucial.

Collins produced the first crucial moment, instinctively throwing a strong hand into the air to claw Bytyqi’s fierce drive behind at his near post after the forward had accelerated beyond substitute Josh Grant.

Yet it was fellow substitute Colkett who made the difference with 86 minutes on the clock. Christie-Davies advanced down the right and found Ugbo in the six-yard box. Although the striker’s contact was not enough to trouble the keeper, he battled with Adarabioyo for the loose ball and Colkett arrived right on cue to steer his right-footed finish beyond Gunn and into the corner.

The win keeps Viveash’s side in fifth place in the league table. Victory at the King Power Stadium later this week will see them end the campaign in fourth place, leapfrogging City in the final standings.

 Chelsea (3-4-2-1) Bradley Collins; Ola Aina, Dion Conroy, Fankaty Dabo (c) (Josh Grant 60); Charlie Wakefield (Jacob Maddox 60), Ruben Sammut, Mukhtar Ali, Jay Dasilva; Isaac Christie-Davies, Josimar Quintero (Charlie Colkett 70); Ike Ugbo
Unused subs Nathan Baxter
Scorer Colkett 86

Man City Angus Gunn, James Horsfield, Tosin Adarabioyo, Kean Bryan, Angelino Tasende, Aleix Garcia (Rodney Kongolo 71), Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (Aaron Nemane 54), Sinan Bytyqi, Bersant Celina, George Glendon (c), Brandon Barker
Unused subs Charlie Oliver, Billy O’Brien, Manu Garcia

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Couldn't find a better place to post this but if Mod/Admin know of one then please move it. Ta,

 

Just look at this nutmeg by our 16 year old ball playing  defender Jonathan Panzo.

Just check out the reactions of the other lads so you can tell how good it was. Real cringe factor for whoever it happens to. But great for us if he keeps it up eh

 

 

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38 minutes ago, Unionjack said:

Couldn't find a better place to post this but if Mod/Admin know of one then please move it. Ta,

 

Just look at this nutmeg by our 16 year old ball playing  defender Jonathan Panzo.

Just check out the reactions of the other lads so you can tell how good it was. Real cringe factor for whoever it happens to. But great for us if he keeps it up eh

 

 

 

He is in Romania these days with the U17s playing qualifying matches for the Euro 2017. England beat Azerbaijan yesterday and he played the full 90 minutes together with Josh McEachran's brother, George. Hudson-Odoi the other Chelsea youngster came from the bench in the 2nd half replacing the City striker can't remember his name.

Yep he really looks damn comfortable on the ball but the opposition (Azerbaijan) was piss poor. They play again tomorrow against Romania.

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Good luck to the 18's as they seek their own league title tonight when they host Reading at Cobham. A win will secure the national championship and a treble of titles for the season. Kick-off is at 6:00pm with live coverage on Chelsea TV for anyone who has it.

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