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What a way to start the year for Jody Morris’ men.

On Thursday, our U18 side recorded a comprehensive 5-0 victory against Swansea, away from home, in the youth league.

Morris started with a 3-4-3 shape as Marc Guehi, Richard Nartey and Josh Grant lined up as the three centre-backs, with Cole Dasilva and Uwakwe at right wing-back and left wing-back respectively. Brown led the line up front supported by Callum Hudson-Odoi and McEachran, while Conor Gallagher partnered Luke McCormick in central midfield.

It took Tariq Uwakwe just 20 minutes to open the lead for Chelsea, and Charlie Brown doubled our lead a minute before the break to send Jody Morris’s side into the interval 2-0 up.

Goals from Reece James, Tariq Uwakwe and George McEachran further made it 5 for Chelsea. The victory extends the Under-18s’ unbeaten run to 13 matches in all competitions. Morris’s side returns to action with a home game against Aston Villa next Saturday, 14th January.

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