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Chelsea development squad in semi-finals!


The Chelsea development squad face League Two side Lincoln tonight in the EFL Trophy semi-finals.

The Blues are the first ‘Under-21’ side to make it to this stage of the competition.

A win away tonight would take them through to a Wembley final! If they make it, they will face either Shrewsbury or Fleetwood in the final on April 8.

To get this far, they had to beat League One sides MK Dons, Portsmouth and Oxford United in previous rounds!

The Blues enjoyed big wins against MK Dons and Oxford United. Michy Batshuayi got two in the 4-0 win over MK Dons, while Callum Hudson-Odoi and Charly Musonda were also on the scoresheet

In the 3-0 win over Oxford, Harvey St Clair, Daishawn Redan and Juan Castillo got the goals.

‘There’s definitely a feeling from our end that we have something to prove in this competition, even if there isn’t as much pressure on us as in the FA Youth Cup or other competitions,’ said manager Joe Edwards in an interview about the match. ‘A lot of the other academy teams went out early so we haven’t had that expectation on us to go all the way and win it, which has given the boys a bit of freedom to go out and play.

‘Our players are used to being involved in semi-finals and finals but this is probably the biggest challenge they’ve faced with it being against senior professionals and also with the big incentive being a final at Wembley.

‘For us to get to the final alone would be an outstanding achievement and an amazing experience to look forward to because we know there are players out there who’ve had full careers but haven’t experienced that.’

The match kicks off at 7.45pm tonight. Check out BridgeKids tomorrow for a full match report!

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