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jd2010

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You’re sounding like Windy haha
The only thing with him is maybe they feel like he will be ready at 23 physically to be able to defend as a starter. Otherwise why not blood him more often. Games like Southampton at home or Burnley this weekend are perfect games to get minutes into KWP and Skipp. Who knows maybe even the next Robbie Keane on the bench against Burnley? Would be no worse than having Llorente on it
 

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It would be interesting to see how many were brought through from scratch, and how many were bought in from other academies.

Either way, Chelsea certainly produce a heap of top quality footballers that will have great careers in the game.
 

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Majority would have been at the club since they were 8-10 years old.
You've certainly got some scouts earning their crust in that age group. We used to pick out the biggest kids and hope they develop technically. You've managed to pick players capable of both right through the age groups.
 

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Looks like we’ll see a bit more of young Olly Skipp this next month.

Dier (appendix) joins Wanyama and Dembele as injured so were down to Sissoko, Winks, Skipp and Eriksen as CM options during the hectic festive period and New Year.
 
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Looks like we’ll see a bit more of young Olly Skipp this next month.

Dier (appendix) joins Wanyama and as injured so were down to Sissoko, Winks, Skipp and Eriksen as CM options during the hectic festive period and New Year.
Thoughts on a 4-4-2 with a front 6 of

Kane-Son
Eriksen-Sissoko-Winks-Moura
 

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Thoughts on a 4-4-2 with a front 6 of

Kane-Son
Eriksen-Sissoko-Winks-Moura
Lost to Arsenal and Liverpool playing a 4-4-2 diamond. Get torn to shreds trying it as the joy comes from wide areas and our fullbacks are now decent only, and don’t bomb up and down.

4 in midfield really only works with 3-4-3/3-4-2-1, and that side has no Alli.

It’ll be 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3
 

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Skipp looks like he is a very similar player to Winks but with a bit more of a physical presence. Wouldnt surprise me if we play him as the 1 in a 4-1-4-1 quite a bit now.

Skipp
Son - Eriksen - Dele - Lucas
Kane

Winks & Sissoko to play as a midfield pairing quite a bit too as they seem to have built up a pretty good combination in a 4-2-3-1 formation. They're the polar opposite central midfielder which is why it works.
 

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Chelsea knocked out of the youth cup by United. New champ for the first time in ages.

Sadly we're not great at that level this season, but I hope we put everything into winning it this season.
 

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Bit of an end of an era and stops at 5 in a row.

We 'rested' our two best under 18 footballers for the Bournemouth game so they better play
 

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Just go past Millwall with a late goal to take it to 1-1 and then winning it in ET
 

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Some strong sides in there. After years of being amazing at U18 level, but not good enough to get past Chelsea, I reckon we've fallen back behind two or three of the sides still left.

Would love to win the cup though, the 2008 win is still one of my fondest memories.
 

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Mason Greenwood continuing to carry United youth teams this season. 29 goals and 9 assists in 22 games. 2 goals and an assist today against Pool in a 3-2 win. 17 year old Deserves a chance off the bench soon for the 1st team. Far too good for youth football now.
 

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Mason Greenwood continuing to carry United youth teams this season. 29 goals and 9 assists in 22 games. 2 goals and an assist today against Pool in a 3-2 win. 17 year old Deserves a chance off the bench soon for the 1st team. Far too good for youth football now.
and herein lies the problem that clubs face. a kid who is clearly a level above his fellow players but u/23 football is a joke, i dont think you can loan out a 17 year old but you also can't do too much too quickly with a kid that young and raw in the senior side.
 

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Through to the QF. Played with 10 men for most of the second half, Derby had two sent off late. Get in.
 

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Our boys through to the semis of the UEFA youf league. Go Blues .

Chelsea vs Barcelona

Porto vs Hoffenheim
 

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