Under-18s live stream preview: Taking on Tottenham
From the official Chelsea FC website:
Ed Brand’s team are in search of back-to-back league victories as young Blues sit eight points off top. You can watch Saturday morning’s fixture live streamed across our digital platforms.
Our young Blues take on London rivals Tottenham Hotspur away from home in an 11am kick-off which will be live streamed on our official website and The 5th Stand app.
Brand’s boys currently sit third in the Under-18 Premier League southern section and will be in search of back-to-back league wins.
Having beaten West Brom in our last league fixture, attention turns to Spurs who, despite sitting in sixth, are only one point behind Chelsea.
Last league game
In our last league fixture, we beat West Brom by two goals to one as Tudor Mendel-Idowu and Donnell McNeilly strikes were enough to see us over the line.
In a high-octane game which saw both sides show quality, it was our young Blues who had the extra edge on the day to secure victory.
McNeilly also missed a penalty late on which could have made proceedings more comfortable for Chelsea. Nevertheless, it was his goal that proved to be the difference despite the home side’s late rally, which saw them halve the deficit with 10 minutes left to play.
View from the dressing room
In the build-up to the London derby, we spoke to defender Travis Akomeah about the challenge ahead and the season so far.
‘We are doing well as a team and we just want to get better,’ he said. ‘I think including myself, we can all improve and continue to get the results that we want while developing as football players.
‘It’s always exciting playing against your rivals and this will be a tough game. We just have to make sure that we are ready for the challenge.’