Chelsea under-18 recorded their biggest win of season this afternoon at Cobham as they defeated Swansea 6-0 to keep in touch with the leaders in the Under-18 Premier League.
The game marked their first competitive match for our youngsters since the second week of January where they played a 2-2 draw with Southampton.
Andy Myers made six changes to the team that drew Southampton, and his charges were on fire against the Swans.
In an interesting but yet eventful encounter, three red cards were shown (two to Chelsea and one to Swansea) and half-a-dozen goals scored as the Blues returned to winning ways.
George Nunn opening the scoring midway through the first half and then added a second after the break.
In between Nunn’s brace, Thierno Ballo and Pierre Ekwah Elimby also netted, while an own goal with half hour remaining effectively ended the contest. Substitute Armando Broja completed the scoring late on, though the hosts finished with nine men after both Ekwah Elimby and Clinton Mola were sent off in the second half.
With the hosts winning 3-0, Ekwah Elimby who netted the second goal for Chelsea was dismissed five minutes after scoring for a mistimed tackle on Jayden Reid as the winger ran through on goal.
With the game already done and dusted at 6-0, a late confrontation between players from both sides resulted in the dismissal of Mola and defender Jake Thomas in the final minute of the game.
The result keeps us third in the southern league, six points behind the leaders Arsenal with a game in hand and a trip to the Gunners to come next month.