Under-18s: Chelsea 3-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers - football

Under-18s: Chelsea 3-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Chelsea won the Premier League’s Under-16 International Tournament a few weeks ago, besting Manchester City in a Final that not only cemented the club’s place as the foremost academy in the country, but also ensured they held the same title at every age group down to Under-13, the lowest the league goes to in that competition.
The form of some of the chief architects of that win demanded greater tests at more challenging levels and so, for the visit of Wolves in the Under-18 Premier League Cup on Wednesday, there were starts for Samuel Iling-Junior, Harvey Vale and Charlie Webster in a young team missing several regulars to the previous evening’s Development Squad triumph at Plymouth.
The cup has often been used as a way to give playing time to some of those who haven’t quite had it on Saturday mornings in the league, and it can often make for surprise results. Blackburn won at Arsenal in the same group four days earlier to make things interesting, and for a long time here it looked like Wolves were going to take something home with them to set up a fascinating third and final match day in late November. This, however, is a Chelsea team unbeaten so far this season, and one that doesn’t go down without a fight. They fell behind after just seventy seconds, but fought back well and went in ahead at half time, courtesy of a James Clark-inspired own goal followed by Vale’s maiden strike in Under-18 football. Wolves came back and deservedly equ...
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