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Chelsea F.C. Reserves and Academy

Chelsea F.C. Reserves and Academy
Club crest
Full name Chelsea Football Club Reserves and Academy
Nickname(s) The Blues
The Young Blues
The Royal Blues
Founded 1948 (1948)
Ground Electrical Services Stadium
Cobham Training Ground
Stamford Bridge
Ground Capacity 7,100 (Electrical Services Stadium)
41,837 (Stamford Bridge)
Owner Roman Abramovich
Chairman Bruce Buck
Manager Adrian Viveash (U21)
Joe Edwards (U18)
Tamás Kiss (U16)
League Barclays U21 Premier League
Barclays U18 Premier League

Chelsea F.C. Reserves are the under-21 team of Chelsea Football Club. They play in the Division 1 of the Barclays U21 Premier League, which is the top level of reserve football in England. They were the Champions in the 2013–14 season. The team mainly consists of Under-21 players at the club, although senior players occasionally have an appearance or two, for instance when they are recovering from injury. The under-21 team is coached by Adrian Viveash.

Chelsea F.C. Academy are the under-18 team of Chelsea Football Club. It is a member of the Barclays U18 Premier League. They have won the FA Youth Cup in 1960, 1961, 2010, 2012 and 2014 and ended being runners-up in 1958, 2008 and 2013. The youth team is coached by Joe Edwards. The academy is regarded as one of the best in English football [1] and has produced many great players such as the brothers Ron and Allan Harris, Peter Bonetti, Bobby Tambling, Barry Bridges, Bert Murray, John Hollins, Peter Osgood, Ray Wilkins, Graeme Le Saux, Bobby Smith, Terry Venables, Jimmy Greaves and John Terry among many others.

Neil Bath is the Head of youth development who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the academy along with Michael Emenalo who is the current Technical Director, having been promoted from Assistant First Team Coach, and largely responsible for exploring and recruiting new young players around the world.

From 2013/2014 season, the under-21 team play their home games at Aldershot Town's Electrical Services Stadium. The under-18 team play their home games at the club's Cobham Training Ground at Cobham. Both teams occasionally use the club's home ground Stamford Bridge for the big matches.

U21 squad

As of 25 November 2014.[2]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player}
32 MF Jeremie Boga
33 GK Mitchell Beeney
35 FW Dominic Solanke
36 MF Ruben Loftus-Cheek
37 FW Isaiah Brown
49 MF John Swift
DF Kevin Wright
DF Dion Conroy
DF Fankaty Dabo
No. Position Player
DF Ola Aina
DF Tika Musonda
DF Alex Davey
MF Charlie Colkett
MF Jordan Houghton
MF Kasey Palmer
MF Charly Musonda
FW Reece Mitchell
FW Alex Kiwomya

Out on loan

As of 25 November 2014.[3]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
GK Matej Delač (on loan to Arles-Avignon until 30 June 2015)
DF Wallace (on loan to Vitesse until 30 June 2015)
DF Kenneth Omeruo (on loan to Middlesbrough until 30 June 2015)
DF Todd Kane (on loan to Bristol City until 18 January 2015)
DF Alex Davey (on loan to Scunthorpe United until 3 January 2015)
MF Bertrand Traoré (on loan to Vitesse until 30 June 2015)
MF Nathaniel Chalobah (on loan to Burnley until 2 January 2015)
MF Cristián Cuevas (on loan to Universidad de Chile until 30 June 2015)
MF Mario Pašalić (on loan to Elche until 30 June 2015)
MF Lucas Piazon (on loan to Eintracht Frankfurt until 30 June 2015)
No. Position Player
MF B. Moenchengladbach until 30 June 2015)
MF Christian Atsu (on loan to Everton until 30 June 2015)
MF Ulises Dávila (on loan to Tenerife until 30 June 2015)
MF Josh McEachran (on loan to Vitesse until 30 June 2015)
FW Patrick Bamford (on loan to Middlesbrough until 2 January 2015)
FW Islam Feruz (on loan to OFI Crete until 30 June 2015)
FW Joao Rodríguez (on loan to Bastia until 30 June 2015)
FW Stipe Perica (on loan to NAC Breda until 30 June 2015)

Academy squad

As of 4 September 2014.[4]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
GK Bradley Collins
GK Jared Thompson
GK Nathan Baxter
DF George Brady
DF Jake Clarke-Salter
DF Jay Dasilva
DF Ali Suljić
DF Fikayo Tomori
DF Josh Grant
DF Trevoh Chalobah
DF Richard Nartey
DF Cole Dasilva
DF Dujon Sterling
MF Hubert Adamczyk
MF Mukhtar Ali
No. Position Player
MF Isaac Christie-Davies
MF Jacob Maddox
MF Habib Makanjuola
MF Miro Muheim
MF Josimar Quintero
MF Ruben Sammut
MF Kyle Scott
MF Charlie Wakefield
MF Luke McCormick
MF Mason Mount
MF Harvey St Clair
FW Tammy Abraham
FW Faiq Bolkiah
FW Iké Ugbo
FW Daniel Kemp

Notable Academy graduates

Graduates of Chelsea's academy and 'A' teams who won at least one full international cap.

NB: Bold players are still playing for the club.

Young Player of the Year

Source: chelseafc.com
Year Winner
1983 Keith Dublin
1984 Robert Isaac
1985 Gareth Hall
1986 Mick Bodley
1987 Jason Cundy
1988 Eddie Cunnington
1989 ----- No award -----
1990 ----- No award -----
1991 Andy Myers
1992 Zeke Rowe
1993 Neil Shipperley
1994 Mark Nicholls
1995 Chris McCann
1996 Jody Morris
1997 Nick Crittenden
1998 John Terry
1999 Samuele Dalla Bona
 
Year Winner
2000 Rhys Evans
2001 Leon Knight
2002 Carlton Cole
2003 Robert Huth
2004 Robert Huth
2005 Robert Huth
2006 Lassana Diarra
2007 John Obi Mikel
2008 The U18s youth team
2009 Michael Mancienne
2010 The U18s youth team
2011 Josh McEachran
2012 Lucas Piazon
2013 Nathan Aké
2014 Lewis Baker

Honours

Reserves Team

Academy Team

References

  1. ^ "Chelsea and Manchester City starting to dominate youth football". Dailymail.com. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Chelsea F.C. Under-21 Squad". chelseafc.com. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "On loan players". chelseafc.com. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chelsea F.C. Under-18 Squad". chelseafc.com. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
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