Our Under-18 team sealed passage into the FA Youth Cup semi-finals on Tuesday evening with an impressive 6-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage.
It’s the ninth FA Youth Cup semi-final in a row for our Under-18s.
The young Blues scored six second-half goals with Jamie Cumming, our goalkeeper, also saving a penalty in the game.
Callum Hudson-Odoi, who has been part of the first team this season, started for our Under-18 team.
Chelsea’s breakthrough came in the 51st minute when Fulham defender Mundle-Smith turned Hudson-Odoi’s low cross past his own goalkeeper. Hudson-Odoi made it 2-0 for Chelsea five minutes later before a hat-trick from Martell Taylor-Crossdale and a goal from Dujon Sterling completed the rout.
Chelsea (4-2-3-1) Jamie Cumming; Tariq Lamptey, Reece James (c), Marc Guehi, Clinton Mola; Conor Gallagher, Billy Gilmour; Tariq Uwakwe, George McEachran (Dujon Sterling 72), Callum Hudson-Odoi; Daishawn Redan (Martell Taylor-Crossdale 62)
Unused subs Karlo Ziger, Marcel Lavinier, Charlie Brown
Scorers Mundle-Smith (og) 51; Hudson-Odoi 56; Taylor-Crossdale 68, 78, (pen) 87; Sterling 76
Booked Mola 69; Cumming 72; Taylor-Crossdale 90+2
Fulham Luca Ashby-Hammond, Djed Spence, Joe Felix (c) (Sonny Hilton 74), Jayden Harris, Steven Sessegnon, Jayden Mundle-Smith, Reece York (Dan Martin 66), Ryan de Havilland, Nico Santos, Tyrese Francois, Chris Kelly (Timmy Abraham 66)
Unused subs Julian Schwarzer, Fabio Carvalho
Booked Felix 55; Hilton 80; Spence 90+2
Referee Gary Parsons