Chelsea youth team continued their fine form with a 2-0 victory over Leicester City this evening at Cobham.
The win gives the youth side a ninth consecutive victory in all competitions and a nine-point lead at the top of the Under-18 Premier League South after goals from Martell Taylor-Crossdale and Charlie Brown settled the tough fixture in Chelsea’s favour.
Chelsea U18 manager Jody Morris made seven changes from our most recent league outing, a 1-0 win at Fulham 11 days previously, and a switch to three in defence with two leading the line in attack. He opted for two up front and his strikers rewarded that faith by netting the second-half goals that separated the Blues from a spirited Leicester City. A penalty kick 16 minutes into the second half broke the deadlock as Martell Taylor-Crossdale converted before Charlie Brown doubled our lead with a close-range finish 10 minutes later.
The victory takes our youngsters nine points clear of second-placed Arsenal, having played a game more but with only five remaining. A fifth consecutive clean sheet was also secured, thanks in no small part to a super save from Nicolas Tie with the score deadlocked at 0-0, meaning only two goals have been conceded during this nine-game winning streak.