Daily Roar: young Blues win 7-1
Chelsea Under-18s hammered Tottenham Hotspur 7-1 in the second leg of the FA Youth Cup semi-final, winning 9-2 on aggregate.
Ike Ugbo scored a brilliant hat-trick, while Trevoh Chalobah, Dujon Sterling, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Juan Castillo also got on the scoresheet.
Jody Morris’s side were 3-0 ahead by half-time. Ugbo opened the scoring by latching onto a Reece James cross, and Chalobah added a second after good work from Mason Mount and McEachran.
Spurs had a chance to get one back soon after through a penalty, but Jared Thompson made an amazing one-handed save to prevent a goal.
When the Blues won a penalty, they made no mistake. Ugbo stepped up to the penalty spot and struck the ball into the net.
Chelsea started the second half just as strongly. Sterling scored a fourth ten minutes in, controlling the ball cleverly and volleying it home.
Substitute Hudson-Odoi scored the fifth, almost as soon as he stepped onto the pitch. The forward picked up the ball in the middle of the pitch and sped through the Spurs defence before sending the 'keeper the wrong way.
Spurs were able to get a goal back, but Chelsea made sure the scoreline looked incredible with five minutes to go, as Castillo finished a flowing move.
The win puts the Blues through to their sixth Youth Cup final in a row!
Stoke City take on Manchester City in the other semi-final second leg,
but as City won the first round 6-0, it looks like this year's final
will be a repeat of the last two!
Chelsea won both those FA Youth Cup finals, beating City 5-2 in 2015 and 4-2 in 2016.
In fact, this is the seventh final Chelsea have played in, only missing out on one of the eight in history, and they have only lost one of those finals!
I can't wait for the final, as the players look really hungry for the trophy!