READ WHAT THE MANAGER HAS TO SAY AFTER CHELSEA BEAT BIRMINGHAM 3-0 IN FA YOUTH CUP SEMIFINALS

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Chelsea Under-18s manager Jody Morris praised the performance of his side following their 3-0 FA Youth Cup semi-final win at Birmingham on Wednesday night.

The Blues will confidently go into the second leg at Stamford Bridge next week after goals from Tariq Uwakwe, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Charlie Brown at St Andrew’s made it 12 wins in a row for Morris’s side in all competitions.

Speaking about the performance of the team, Morris acknowledged that he was proud of their performance as he hailed the lads display on Wednesday.

“I thought we were really good off the ball,” Morris said. “We worked hard and pressed hard so the majority of the game was played in their final third. With that much of the ball and territory, we should have scored a few more goals and we could have been better with our final pass, our decision-making or the execution of our finishing.

“The tie could have been dead and buried but I was pleased with the intensity we showed off the ball because that was something we wanted to see from the lads, for them to show they’re not just a quality football team but we’re really hard to play against as well. We got another clean sheet and there were some outstanding individual performances from Tariq Lamptey and George McEachran in particular.”

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