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Chelsea U18s hold the advantage after a comfortable 3-0 win over Birmingham in the FA Youth Cup away from home.

Chelsea took a 15th minute lead after Tariq Uwakwe poked home from a cross. Callum Hudson-Odoi doubled the lead before the break with a smart finish inside the near post before Charlie Brown came off the bench to net his first Youth Cup goal.

This is Chelsea’s 10th semi-final appearance in 11 years, a period in which the Blues have reached eight finals and lifted the trophy on six occasions.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1) Jamie Cumming; Tariq Lamptey, Reece James (c), Marc Guehi, Juan Castillo; Conor Gallagher (Clinton Mola 78), Billy Gilmour; Tariq Uwakwe (Tino Anjorin 65), George McEachran, Callum Hudson-Odoi; Daishawn Redan (Charlie Brown 65)
Unused subs 
Marcel Lavinier, Karlo Ziger
Scorers Uwakwe 15; Hudson-Odoi 33; Brown 76

Birmingham City Adam Siviter, Kieron Dawes, Caolan Boyd-Munce, Ryan Stirk, Joseph Redmond, Geraldo Bajrami (c), George Baker, Kane Thompson-Sommers (Josh Andrews 60), Nick Okoro (Jordan Clarke 81), Odin Bailey (Jack Concannon 4), Tom Anderson
Unused subs 
Ben Forrest, Lewis Landers
Booked Baker

Referee Antony Coggins

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