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Chelsea youth succumbed to a tough Watford team this weekend despite controlling possession throughout. Despite dominating throughout, Chelsea failed to convert their chances in front of goal and allowed Watford to build on a couple of mistakes.

Two second half goals in the space of five minutes sealed Chelsea's fate as Frank Lampard senior watch his academy side complete their victory from the sidelines.

The game started out evenly, as Watford broke down the flanks and Chelsea countered through Nikki Ahamed and Jacopo Sala, who had a run-out for the reserves at the beginning of the week against Tottenham.

With 15 minutes gone, Jordan Tabor had consistently troubled the hosts, breaking on the counter and threatening the Watford box. It was a Tabor freekick that created the best chance of the half, as the Watford wall deflected the shot inches off target and over the bar.

Sala then found himself with enough space at the edge of the box to launch a shot straight into the Watford keeper's arms before Conor Clifford sent in a corner for Daniel Philliskirk to head over.

Before the half came to an end, there was one more opportunity for Sala, but the low shot bounced into the Watford keeper's arms once more, preventing Chelsea's opener.

Dermot Durmmy made two changes during the break, with Jacob Mellis and Ben Sampayo coming on to replace Conor Clifford and Ben Gordon respectively.

Chelsea then had a couple of offside decisions go against them before Frank Nouble (pictured) came on in Tom Taiwo's place as the Blues continued their search for a goal.

Nouble immediately made his mark, smashing a cross toward Sala at the far post only for the ball to fly inches beyond the forward's reach.

Next Mellis was making an impression, breaking through the Watford defence only for the Watford keeper to deny his shot.

Despite all of Chelsea's chances, it was Watford who would take the lead just past 70 minutes when Marvin Sordell launched a deadly attack from midfield, breaking down the centre of the pitch before calmly slotting past Walker from 15 yards out, 1-0 Watford.

Four minutes later the hosts had doubled their lead. Ahamed brought a ball down on the edge of the box but failed to clear and Bryan stole possession before smashing a shot into the back of the net.

Nouble had one more header before full time, but his connection with a Clifford cross flew high and wide of its mark.

'We were disappointed with the result,' explained youth team manager Dermot Drummy, 'We dominated possession but weren't clinical enough in front of goal, although we played really well in the first half.

'Despite the result, Billy Clifford did really well for an Under 16 player and Nikki Ahamed put in another good performance.'

Chelsea (4-3-3): Sam Walker; Nikki Ahamed, Tom Hayden, Ben Gordon (Ben Sampayo h-t), Jordan Tabor; Tom Taiwo (Frank Nouble 65), Conor Clifford (Jacob Mellis h-t), Jacopo Sala; Billy Clifford, Daniel Philliskirk, Aliu Djalo.

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Just want to say thanks Esk, been watching all these videos you've been making, they're brilliant, great way to see these lads in action! Even if we do lose 2-0 on a school pitch!

No problem mate. I want as many people as possible to appreciate these young lads. Yup, another poor result, really hope to see them pick up much better results next season.....

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