Under-18s report: West Ham 0 Chelsea 4

Webster and Castledine wrap it up

The points were all but sealed with eight minutes to go when another move on the right produced a goal. Thomas’ run and then cross into the box fell kindly for Webster who had the easy task of slotting home from 10 yards.

We were deep into injury time when substitute Castledine bundled home another Thomas cross from the right to claim our fourth and final goal of the morning. It’s a win that Brand and his players will be proud of as it sees us move up into sixth place in the Under-18 Premier League standings.

What’s next?

A trip to Southampton is next for our youngsters, kick-off next Saturday is 11am.

Chelsea 3-4-2-1 Ethan Wady; Alfie Gilchrist, Charlie Wiggett,(c), Luke Badley-Morgan; Dion Rankine, Josh Tobin, Charlie Webster, Silko Thomas; Lewis Hall (Leo Castletinde 74), Ben Elliott (Zain Silcott-Duberry); Ronnie Stutter (Edwin Andersson 79)
Unused subs Teddy Curd, Brodi Hughes
Scorer Badley-Morgan 22; Gilchrist 72; Webster 82; Castledine 90+2

West Ham Krisztian Hegyi, Junior Robinson, Isaac Evans (Regan Clayton 60), Brandon Thomas, Michael Forbes, Iyiola Adebayo (Freddie Potts 60), George Earthy, Archie Woods, Divin Mubama, Gael Kileba, Sonny Perkins
Unused subs Jacob Knightbrige, Michael Adu, Josh Roach
Booked Earthy 25


Kerry Dixon: Chelsea playing Luton brings back emotional memories

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When the FA Cup draw paired Chelsea with Luton Town earlier this month, a glance at the online reaction from our fans made it clear. For those old enough to have witnessed our previous meeting, the semi-final back in 1994, it is their appreciation of a player on the opposing side that day that is as strong a memory as anything else that happened on the day.

Lampard offers a fitness update on French duo ahead of Luton

‘Olivier is fit,’ confirmed Lampard. ‘He trained with us today and he’s fine for the weekend.

‘N’Golo on the other hand is not fit and won’t be available. He’s working outside on his own with the physios at the moment and we hope to have him back as soon as possible.

‘We will have to see with N’Golo, as we don’t want to rush him, but we hope to have him back by next week.’


AC Milan loan move for Tomori

He had been given his introduction to senior football by Guus Hiddink at the end of that 2015/16 season, in a 1-1 home draw with newly-crowned champions Leicester City, before heading out on a trio of loan spells.

They started with helping Brighton earn promotion to the Premier League, and concluded with being named Derby’s Play of the Year after reaching the Championship play-offs under Frank Lampard’s management.

With Lampard becoming Chelsea head coach in the summer of 2019, Tomori returned to the Bridge as part of the men’s first team squad for last season, coming off the bench in the UEFA Super Cup before making his full debut in a 2-2 Premier League draw with Sheffield United.

That was the first of 10 consecutive league starts for the young centre-back, which included his stunning maiden goal for the Blues in a 5-2 victory away at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The strike was later voted as our Goal of the Season by supporters, while the potential he showed in those performances was rewarded with a new five-year contract in December 2019.