Chelsea youth team continue their good form as they recorded a massive win against Tottenham Hotspur last night on the road to retaining their crown as FA Youth Cup champions.
Jody Morris made four changes from the thumping 7-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion in the last round. Martell Taylor-Crossdale returned to lead the attack supported by Tariq Uwakwe and George McEachran in a reworked 3-4-3 system.
Jamie Cumming retained his place in goal behind a trio of Reece James, Guehi and Jon Panzo, while Juan Castillo and Sterling operated as wing-backs and Conor Gallagher partnered Billy Gilmour in central midfield. Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu, both eligible for this competition as first-year scholars, remained with the first team squad.
Spurs who were the hosts, started the game on the front foot, pushing high into our half to put defenders under pressure in possession in the opening minutes. However, Morris’s men fashioned the first chance at goal as Taylor-Crossdale turned provider from the right and McEachran flashed a header beyond the far post.
It didn’t take long before Dujon Sterling fired the Chelsea side in front inside 15 minutes into the game. Marc Guehi doubled the lead shortly after the restart to cap a 2-0 win for the Blues.
Chelsea are now through to the quarterfinals of the competition and will hope to win it for a record-equalling fifth successive time continues.