Chelsea U18 reach a record seventh successive FA Youth Cup final after a comfortable win over Birmingham U18 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
Goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Charlie Brown and Tariq Uwakwe sealed a 4-0 win on the night and a 7-0 victory on aggregate.
Our U18 team are yet to concede a goal in the FA Youth Cup this year, the first time we’ve reached the last two without conceding since 1961. The Young Blues have scored 26 goals over six matches without conceding.
Chelsea hit the woodwork twice in the opening 15 minutes before Hudson-Odoi broke the deadlock around the half-hour mark with a brilliant curling free-kick.
It was 2-0 with 38 minutes on the clock as Charlie Brown continued his prolific scoring form with his seventh goal in seven appearances.
Hudson-Odoi scored his second of the game five minutes before half-time after an excellent solo run.
After hitting the bar for a third time in the second half, Tarik Uwake, who scored in the first leg, scored Chelsea’s fourth.
Chelsea U18 have won the last four editions of the FA Youth Cup. Only Manchester United youth team have won five Youth Cup titles in a row and that is the challenge for our youngsters in the final.
Chelsea (4-2-3-1) Karlo Ziger; Tariq Lamptey, Marcel Lavinier, Reece James (c), Clinton Mola; George McEachran, Billy Gilmour; Tariq Uwakwe (Conor Gallagher 71), Tino Anjorin (Jon Panzo 59), Callum Hudson-Odoi; Charlie Brown (Martell Taylor-Crossdale 64)
Unused subs Marc Guehi, Jamie Cumming
Scorers Hudson-Odoi 31, 41; Brown 38; Uwakwe 63
Birmingham City Adam Siviter, Kieron Dawes, Ryan Burke (Jordan Clarke 69), Ryan Stirk, Joe Redmond, Geraldo Bajrami (c), George Baker, Caolan Boyd-Munce (Ben Forrest h/t), Josh Andrews, Jack Concannon (Kyle Hurst 58), Nick Okoro
Unused subs Lewis Landers, Ben McLean
Referee John Busby